Continued from a Sister’s Fate.
“It’s alright, Simon,” she said.
“Just let me help you,” he insisted.
He helped her down into the wheelchair. “I guess I’m just a little stiff.”
“You should have waited for me,” he said.
“I can do things for myself,” she said.” You’re just as bad as Brittany.”
“I know I don’t always see eye to eye with Brittany, but on this…”
“I know,” she said, looking into his eyes. “Why don’t we just go home, then you can wait on me as much as you want.”
“Sounds like a great idea,” he said.
At that moment Doctor Reynolds came in. “I see you’re ready to go.” The doctor handed Jeanette some papers to sign.
“Is that it?” Jeanette asked.
“Just about,” the doctor said. “Here is a subscription for pain. I want you to get plenty of rest. And I’d like to see you back here in a week. Now, do you have someone to take care of you?”
“She sure does,” Simon said.
“Well, it looks like you’re in good hands. Now the orderly will be in a moment to escort you out.”
“Doctor,” Jeanette said. “How’s my sister. Will she be alright?”
“Yes, Eleanor,” Doctor Reynolds said, her voice going low. “She’ll be fine.”
“She said she was having some trouble with her arm,” Jeanette said, concerned. “So tell me the truth.”
“Well, truth is she’ll need some physical therapy.”
“She may have lost some feeling. She may be partially paralyzed.”
“No, not, Eleanor,” Jeanette said, clearly unset.
“Think positively,” Doctor Reynolds said. “That’s the best thing you can do for her.”
“Yes, doctor,” Jeanette said. Doctor Reynolds left, but Jeanette was still upset by the news. Simon picked up on this. “Can we go see Eleanor before we leave?”
“Of course we can,” he said and picked up her overnight bag. The orderly came, and Simon explained that Jeanette wanted to visit her sister, who was just down the hall.
Eleanor was alone in her room asleep when they reached her room. Jeanette wanted to cry thinking of her sister’s situation. “Jean, you okay?” Simon asked her. She nodded. “Then let’s get you home.”
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