One year ago, on Christmas break, we were sitting in the waiting room of the Cardiac Surgery Center waiting. For 7.5 hours we waited. No news at all...just knew it was bad and they would need some time. The surgeon told us he WOULD come out when he was done, but not in between and he didn't send any of his staff out, not the way he works. SO we waited. And waited.
My nephews and niece and sister and brother-in-law and my mother and aunt and uncle who drove in later in the day. We waited, tried to read, play with the kids, watch TV, but waited.