On the rare occasions that she did call, it was usually to tell us someone was dead.

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Mickey doesn't call!

When each of us left the nest, she gave us the same speech.  "Don't expect to hear from me.  I don't meddle in my kids lives.  If you need me, you know where to find me".

She was true to her word!

On the rare occasions that she did call, it was usually to tell us someone was dead.

Friday night, my phone rang.  I answered it and it was Mickey.  My first inclination was to say "Who's Dead?" but I didn't.

Mickey: Roger, it's your Mother, I missed you so I called. (She laughs)

Me:  Now that's funny Mickey.  What's wrong?

Mickey:  Why are you asking what's wrong?  Nothing's wrong, I missed you. (She laughs)

Me: You saw me last night, and you never call me Mickey, what's wrong?

Mickey:  Well, you know how I was coughing and bringing up all the phlegm, I didn't sleep all night and it was worse this morning.

Me:  You didn't sleep because you were too excited about kicking my A$$ at cards. 

Mickey:   (She laughs)  Ron took me to the doctor.  He checked everything and then sent me to the hospital for some tests and a chest x-ray.

Me:  Are you at the hospital now?  Did they admit you?

Mickey:  No, we got home around 5:00, but we were gone all day.

Me:  So, what did they tell you at the hospital?

Mickey:  Well at first they thought congestive heart failure again, then they thought fluid in my lungs since I'm having a hard time breathing.  Turns out I have bronchitis and they gave me a prescription for antibiotics and a breathing machine I have to use four times a day.  I have to go back to my doctor next week.

Me:  Well bronchitis is the lesser of all the evils Mick, don't you think?

Mickey:  Oh yeah......so that's it, I just called you because I didn't want you to worry.

Me:  Well thanks for calling Mickey, I'm not the least bit worried, as long as you do what they told you to do.  

 Are you worried?

Mickey:  Who me?  Worry?  No, I'm not worried.

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I think she lied!

Yeah, okay, maybe I lied too!

So why do you think Mickey called?



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Tammy Lankford
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Hope she's better soon.  As we get older health issues can turn for the worst on a dime.  Take extra good care of her for a while.

January 23, 2012 08:58 AM
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Mike Cooper
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There are too many good comments above for me to add much, but I wonder if she wasn't looking for a little reassurance from someone she loves and trusts.  I trust she will be well soon.  Health issues are always scary at any age.

January 23, 2012 09:30 AM
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Lydie Ouellet Dickinson
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Yes and yes and yes.

Also, I would think she wanted a little laugh out of a serious situation + A reminder of the card game + Some words of encouragement = All shaken; not stir, add a twist and you got it! ; )

Speedy recover to Mickey!

 

January 23, 2012 05:50 PM
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Adrian Willanger
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Roger-I think there were many reasons to call, but the most important one is that she just wanted to connect with you. Hope all is well.

January 27, 2012 10:04 AM
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Roger, glad I came back and read the above comments you made about Mickey.  I can feel the love you have for her when in your writing....makes me miss my mom so much!

January 27, 2012 01:16 PM
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