Some Words From Ertha
When Henry and Ertha’s neighbor took Ertha home after Henry was admitted to the hospital. They were waiting for Betty to come back from the hospital:
Ertha to neighbor: “It’s so nice to have such good neighbors when something like this happens. I haven’t heard from Betty, we need to tell her what happened. (Whispers) You know, it’s so frustrating when I can’t help out; you know, with my condition and all… I really need to call Betty, get to the hospital, and take care of things at the house for when Henry comes home. It’s so nice to have such good neighbors in times like these…”
Henry’s Thoughts on Day 4 and 5 in Hospital
Day 4 - I’m feeling pretty frustrated with all this time away from Ertha. I’m also getting a bit scared about leaving this place and going to the next. What if all these treatments don’t work? What happens if I have to come back here again, what will happen with Ertha? Makes my head spin. I just want to go home. I want to be there, instead of here, with my wife. With so many things that seem uncertain, our future looks like a bigger hill to climb every time we look at it.
Day 5 - My goodness, how will Betty be able to keep up. She’s already got her hands full with her career and her son, our grandson. Now she has to worry about helping us get settled. I’ll be praying for her strength. Well, today they are getting me ready to move over to the rehabilitation center. I hope they know what they’re doing. And I sure hope I get to see Ertha sometime soon. I miss her. I hope she doesn’t have any trouble remembering me. I really do miss her.