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Apr 19, 2007

Funny stories about Ronni's stay

Well I figure its time to have a little fun and tell you how lucky I am to have Ronni in my life.

The first night I stayed in the Hospital with Ronni (Friday the 13th) was very funny...at least in retrospect. They decided to give her two Ambien pills to help her sleep and they did so at about 11pm that night. I climbed into my couch bed and got as comfortable as possible and then fell asleep instantly as I always do and I thought Ronni had as well.

At about 12:30 am, I woke up to lots of mumbling and Ronni kicking her legs as though she were very uncomfortable every few moments. I got up to be by her and to see if she needed anything. She was so out of it. She was mumbling and then realizing she was mumbling and then she would speak normal....but still very much asleep. She kept asking what the curtains were doing there and worried that she couldn't see the monitor screen cause she was so tired and couldn't keep her eyes open...and worried that the hospital room was so dirty... among other funny things. well it wasn't so funny at the moment, I guess, cause she was serious...so I went and got the nurse, who then called the Doctor to see what to do.

He said that she was just fighting the sleep. So the nurse and I held her hands and stayed right by her. After a few minutes the nurse left and I stayed next to Ronni for a while just answering her questions and trying to get her to just forget about everything and sleep.

At this point she had started crying very emotionally and all she wanted to do was hold my hand and arm close to her....and then out of the blue she said "I know what songs I want." and I said..."oh good! ..... Which songs do you want?" She went on saying "I want the 1-2-3 song from Tim McGraw and ... I can't remember the other one, but I think its a Rascal Flats song...". It was way funny. After a while, she finally stopped crying and fell asleep and slept till 8am.

The following night, the Nurses decided to only give her one Ambien cause of her reaction the night before. I was worried and didn't want to miss the show, so I stayed the night again with the video camera handy, but this time she did much better. She fell asleep and seemed to be sleeping good until about 2 am when the baby's heart monitor alarm went off. I didn't even wake up to it until Ronni started to sing the higher of the two tone alarm note out loud with "AAHHHHH's". I started laughing inside and got up to grab the video camera so I could let her see how funny this was later...but after about 6 or 7 "Ahhh's" she stopped.

I asked her if she was going to keep singing for me and she declined. So I silenced the alarm, kissed her on the cheek and got back into my very comfortable bed.

Needless to say, she slept the rest of the night very well.

Just thought some of you might like to hear of those very memorable moments we had. Every time that alarm goes off, I bust up laughing and Ronni just smerks at me. I just love Ronni and her beautiful personality!

Thanks to all of you for your ongoing love and support. We GREATLY appreciate all of the kindness pouring in on us and our family.

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