Thoughts for Heidi

My Aunt Heidi (yes, accordion Aunt Heidi) is in the hospital with a sudden, grave illness. I feel like a tornado has hit my family and I am completely impotent here, halfway across the country, to do anything about it.

Aunt Heidi is like my second mother and best friend all wrapped into one. I can’t lose her. I just can’t.

Please send all your positive thoughts to the east coast for me. There is a wonderful lady there who needs them right now.


UPDATE: I talked to her! I talked to her! She is off the ventilator and does sound a bit drunk, but we talked for a good 5 minutes and she is completely responsive and present. The doctors say she is not out of the woods, but things have stabilized and she is doing quite well. They still have not determined exactly what happened as yet, but they believe she is suffering an attack from an anaerobic organism that she got on a complete fluke. What IS IT with my family and the superbugs??? (I say that now that I can laugh and smile, since: I talked to her! I talked to her!)

Thank you for all your kind comments, twitters, texts and emails.

UPDATE of the UPDATE: Sorry this post went down yesterday. We were having server issues on Saturday.

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  1. Sizzle

    not aunt heidi! 🙁 thinking good thoughts for her. take care of yourself.

  2. talesofmy30s

    definitely, thoughts going out.

  3. Christina

    Oh, you got it! Internet vibrations have been working for my dad through his bypass surgery so I will gladly pay them forward for your aunt Heidi. Accordion players need to stick together!

  4. lauren

    so glad to see the update. I was worried when it disappeared yesterday.

    Yay Heidi!

  5. joansy

    Damn. I hope she’s okay. Thinking of you . . .

  6. Karen

    I’ve only just caught this post. I’m so relieved you managed to speak to her. I know how much she means to you.

    Sending get strong vibes from across the pond to your Aunt Heidi.

  7. Anonymous

    Hope she is OK!

  8. zenrain

    sending all our love and positive vibes… love, mar

  9. Sarah Jackson

    Oh, I’m so glad she’s doing better. Still sending happy thoughts her way.

  10. Builder Mama

    Sending lots of love and healing thoughts to Aunt Heidi! Hope she’s feeling better soon.

  11. Mary Beth

    I know how difficult it is to be far away from someone close to you when they’re so sick. So lots and lots of positive vibes coming from NJ.

  12. Sarah O.

    Hope Aunt Heidi’s doing better. My thoughts are with you.

  13. Mayberry

    I’m so glad she’s doing better and you had a chance to talk to her… keep us posted.

  14. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Thank you all! She was thankful for your kind thoughts today too.

    She is having a 3rd surgery, they thought it was going to be tonight but it got bumped to the morning. She will probably have to have 1-2 more after that to remove the damaged skin from the bacteria. But she is in good spirits. We are thinking that I will go back to Maryland as she is released from the hospital to help my mom and sister with her care. (I was almost on a plane this weekend).

  15. Tree

    I am thinking of Aunt Heidi!

  16. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    She is in surgery right now. xoxox , all!

  17. Anonymous

    Go Heidi go! The internet is rooting for ya!

  18. Scott

    I will be keeping her and your whole family in my thoughts and prayers.

    I am glad to hear that she is doing better!!!

  19. Anonymous

    My thoughts & prayers for Aunt Heidi & her family (Greta, Aimee & Karrie)
    Get Well Heidi your family needs you. HUGS to you.

  20. Kelly O

    Holy shmoley! I’m holding your aunt in good thoughts.

  21. Birchsprite

    Hope things are still on the up. Take care!

  22. zipper

    Whoah, that all sounds crazy and serious. Hope she gets well really soon.

  23. Keely

    I’ve been out of the loop since we had out of town guests this weekend. I’m so glad to see you’ve gotten to talk to her and I hope she is feeling better. *Hugs*

  24. Megan

    WOW! Your poor aunt! I hope she is feeling better real soon. Sending recovery vibes!

  25. TxGambit

    Sending get well thoughts her way.

  26. crabapple

    Get well Aunt Heidi!

  27. Wack-a-do

    Healing thoughts to Aunt Heidi. Hang in there, Aimee.

  28. chloebear

    Glad to hear your reading this! Jeff and I are sending you hugs and get well soon wishes.

  29. Anonymous

    Think of you all. Best wishes to the family.

  30. Catherine

    Here’s hoping for Aunt Heidi’s full and speedy recovery!

  31. carrie

    Thinking of you and your entire family.

    Get well soon Aunt Heidi!

  32. Alpha DogMa

    Go Aunt Heidi Go! Recuperate! Let the polka music soothe your aches. And for God sakes if you see a bright light — go in the OTHER direction! QUICKLY!

  33. Stacey

    So, will Heidi play the accordion for us when she makes a full recovery???

  34. blogapotamus

    Loads of good vibes for the accordian hater coming her (and your) way!

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