Monday, August 24, 2009

Jen...Continued

See yesterday's post to understand this one...

So today I get a text from Jamie saying she was over visiting Jen and to come over. Eek I was a bit nervous but thought, heck yea I'm so there!

I walked into the house to find Jen on a couch, Jamie on a couch and Jamie's baby Cooper playing on a blanket on the floor in front of them. I said hi to Jen and she just kinda looked at me. Jamie goes 'This is Trish' and Jen said 'oh ok...hi'. Ugh...gut wrenching. So we sat there for about 20 minutes kinda making small talk, asking some questions, and having fun laughing at Cooper. She wasn't a mute or anything, she just wasn't our Jen. She answered some questions but I think she knew the answers because someone told her or because they were recent (for example, she knew she went to the hospital in a red car).

She had this constant look on her face like when you're trying really hard to remember something. When we were leaving, her husband asked if she was starting to remember anything more and she looked at us and said...that's Jamie and Trish. We cheered LOL But in reality, it was like talking to a total stranger, someone you'd make casual conversation with. So sad...

She cannot be alone so her husband asked if I could possibly work from their house tomorrow because he is out of vacation days. Of course I said I would. I also am going to be taking her to her follow up doctor's appointment. I'm a little nervous for that but I will do whatever it takes as her friend to get her better.

I'll write again tomorrow night...wish me luck :)

5 comments:

Northlandgirl said...

Your love and support will get through for Jen and her family! As time passes and the doctors complete the tests (CT and MRI) things will start coming together. You're an amazing friend with a ton of patience and love to share... THIS is why you're in her life. God only gives you what you can handle hon - you're there for a reason.

Anonymous said...

Trishy....... OMG I am bawlin my eyes out...... I am so sorry! That is the saddest ever! She will get better! I will pray for her!!!! And ask God to give you all strength! I LOVE YOU!
Rhonda

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

What a wonderful friend you are to help out. I know it will be weird, but who knows when it will all just click for her!

wendy said...

I am praying for your friend. I can't imagine how difficult this must be for her and her family...and for you as well. ((hugs))

Tooj said...

Okay, I need part three to be more positive.....going there now....