never let me go [lawson] Nov 3, 2013 23:31:09 GMT -5
Post by ELLEN ELIZABETH WATSON on Nov 3, 2013 23:31:09 GMT -5
and it's over. and i'm going under.
Everything was black. She didn't know what was going on, but there was something peaceful about that. She knew she was fading away fast, and a part of her liked it. It was peaceful, it was quiet, and for the first time in her life she felt calm. She knew that giving into the solace would mean giving into death, and for a split second she almost gave in. For now she didn't give in, but her mind continued to wrestle with it.
Hours passed as the doctors worked hard to restore Ellen. As soon as the ambulance got to Huggins Hospital, she was rushed to the ER. The doctors rushed to give her blood transfusions. Her blood loss had caused her to pass out, and they couldn't take care of the miscarriage until she was stable. There was enough blood to barely stabilize her. But it wasn't enough, and with the amount of blood she was losing every minute, she'd surely die from blood loss. For now, she was stable, but they couldn't go on with the procedure until they had more blood for a transfusion.
The head doctor exited the room so he could explain what was going on. He felt it was important to keep family members informed. "Mr. Andrews?" he said as he exited the room. "I'm Dr. Anderson," he said politely, extending a hand out to Lawson. "Mr. Andrews, Ellen's had what we call an Incomplete Miscarriage," the doctor led him over to a seat. "That means there is still tissue that we need to remove, but she's suffered from a lot of blood loss, so we're weary about performing the procedure yet. Unfortunately, our blood stores are low, so we had just enough to stabilize her. We don't have enough to sustain that nor proceed further with Dilation and Curettage." He let out a sigh. "If we don't get more blood to sustain her, there's nothing we can do. With the amount of blood she's losing right now, she doesn't have long." The doctor stood up. "I think you better call whatever family Ms. Watson has." He said, his face grim.
About three hours after the doctor informed Lawson to call Ellen's parents, Marcus and Alyssa were checking in at the front desk. Both looked like they had been through hell. Alyssa briskly walked through the halls, Marcus trailing behind her. When she got to the waiting area for the Emergency Room, her eyes immediately locked onto Lawson. The woman approached him. "You." She said. "My child, my daughter. I told her not to get involved with you," her voice cracked whilst also maintaining a bit of venom. "If only she hadn't...." Soon Marcus was coming behind her and ushered her away from Lawson. He gave her a hug and told her to talk to the doctor. The man then turned on his heal and walked over to Lawson, taking a seat next to him.
He offered him a sad smile before shaking his head. "When Ellen was five years old, she got pneumonia," he said, his eyes concentrating on a chair across the room. "My poor Ellie wheezed and coughed for weeks, and the doctors said there was a chance she wouldn't make it," his eyes watered. "I made sure to spend every second with her. If her time really was to come, I wanted to make sure I had nothing but happy memories to look back on," His blue eyes turned so he was now facing Lawson. "I read her all three books to the Lord of the Rings during that time, and I even watched Disney Princess movies with her, God forbid her mother ever finds out," he said with a laugh. "Thankfully, she didn't succumb to the disease," He let a spare tear roll down his cheek. "I just wanted you to know, I haven't seen my daughter this happy in years," He offered Lawson a smile. "And I think that's because of you," Marcus took out a handkerchief and wiped the tears from his face. "I'm just glad to know if it is Ellie's time, that she was happy," he said, trying hard to stifle a sob.
but i'm not giving up. i'm just giving in.