Hello June – Fictionophile updates

I know that I seldom put anything personal on Fictionophile. It IS a book blog after all.

However, there is so much going on in my personal life just now that it can’t help but spill over into all aspects of my life – even my blog.

On May 28th my 34-year-old son was rushed to hospital with acute appendicitis. He was operated on at 7:00 am.  Meanwhile, my daughter-in-law, his wife, was undergoing a cesarean section to deliver their first child, and my first grandchild, a boy. This was tragic timing as the baby was one month premature and was in breech position.

My son was distraught that he couldn’t be with his wife during the birth. They were in different hospitals.  Though things were a little rocky at first, all seemed mostly well with the baby.

My son, discharged from hospital just six hours after surgery due to these special circumstances, met his son for the first time.

Since then, the baby has undergone surgery to have a portion of his bowel removed. Tragic for him, his mum and dad, and his doting grandparents.  Now it is a waiting game, to see how his recovery will go. As I write this, he is not eating, or breathing, on his own.

I hope my next update will contain only good news. Lord knows we could use some…

this photo was taken before his surgery

Meanwhile, I have some posts scheduled to publish. If I don’t seem to comment on your posts, respond to your comments, or partake much in social media, I beg your understanding.  Life has a way of making you prioritize.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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41 Responses to Hello June – Fictionophile updates

  1. Wow… Mazal Tov on the birth of the grandson and wishing everyone only health and happiness!

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  2. well, of course, now i see this after i made the comment on the previous post. i just feel awful for you and your son and his wife. prayers and God be with you.

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  3. carhicks says:

    Oh Lynne, I am late reading this post and my heart goes out to all of you. I knew there was something happening with your grandson but not the extent. I will pray for all of you for healing, comfort and wisdom from the medical personnel. Know that you are in my thoughts.

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  4. Lynne, I’m including your family in my prayers.

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  5. Lorilin says:

    Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry to hear this. I am sending you nothing but good vibes, and please know that I have heard and experienced MANY situations where a child was struggling at first but pulled through. Seriously, I can’t even tell you how many kids I know who are thriving right now–six, seven, ten years later–even after a very, very rocky start (heart problems/surgeries, infections, even brain abnormalities). Keep the hope alive, and I really, really hope we hear positive updates from you soon. ❤

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  6. Oh, Lynne – I just read this now on returning from a visit to Ontario, hence my tardiness in replying. And what can I say that others have not already said, many of them more eloquently than I could?

    Just know that my heart aches for you all and I hope that, when you can return to this forum, your news is good. Whatever comes, please know that there is love and support for you here. Hugs ❤

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  7. Sarah says:

    Oh my goodness! I do hope everyone is on the road to recovery. What a whirlwind of events! Sending prayers your way.

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  8. Karen says:

    Sending all good wishes to you and your family Lynne, I hope you all get good news very soon x

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  9. Sarah says:

    Oh he’s beautiful! Congratulations! Sorry to hear he’s having a rough start- sending positive thoughts your way.

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  10. Carlissa says:

    Sending lots of love and prayers your way!

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  11. eLPy says:

    Oh dear, I’m so sorry for your turmoil, that’s a lot for one family to handle all at once. I will say a prayer for you all and your new grandson. That’s great that they were all able to get the care they need and came through their procedures, may the next phase go just as well.

    My cousin was born 3 months early 40 years ago. Her prognosis I’m told was poor. She is now vibrant, over flowing with compassion, and very intelligent, raising a lovely young lady herself. So there’s hope and I hope it’s with your family.

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  12. Sandra says:

    Lynne, I’m so sorry to hear this. So much to deal with. Sending all good wishes to you and your family and fervently hoping for good news soon. ❤

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  13. Oh Lynne, much love to you and your family 😘

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  14. Such a hard time. May all your sadness become the happiness soon.

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  15. Christine Lynn Terrell says:

    Lots and lots of prayers going up for you and your family, Lynne. Your little grandson looks like a fighter.

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  16. My thoughts and prayers are with y’all!!

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  17. nsfordwriter says:

    Sorry to hear that, wishing all the best for your family.

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  18. Kelly says:

    Oh Lynne, I’m so so sorry! Thinking of you all and hoping so hard everything will be okay 🤗😘

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  19. I’m thinking of you all and sending love and hugs your way xx

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  20. Thinking of you all at this difficult time xx

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  21. Wishing you(and your family)all the best!

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  22. Carol says:

    Oh my heart is heavy for you this morning. Thank you for sharing. These are unbelievably difficult circumstances Lynne. I’m praying for your dear precious baby and for your family.

    Courage, Dear Heart. ❤️

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  23. So sorry to hear about your wee grandson’s health troubles. Babies can be tough, I hope all will go well for him. Thinking of you and your family x

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  24. My prayers are with you, your family, and your precious grandson, Lynne.

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  25. stargazer says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. Hopefully your little grandson will recover well. Best wishes to you and your family.

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  26. Lilyfae says:

    Oh my goodness, wishing your family the positivity and goodness and hoping to all goodness that this little one pulls through xxx

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  27. As a reader of your blog, I feel that I know you just a bit. I hope that I am not presuming by writing.
    I was so sorry to read of all that your family is experiencing. I wish I had the exact right words but know I don’t. What an enormous shift life is taking for all of you right now. I will just say that I deeply hope that things will improve and that you and your family get all of the support and help that you need.

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  28. Thinking of you and your family, and keeping everything crossed for you all. Much love xx

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  29. So sorry to hear your son and his family had to go through such difficulties.

    Sending you and your family loads of good energies. I hope your grandson is on the mend soon, and you can enjoy wonderful times with the family.

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  30. Oh my goodness – what a dreadful time. Sending love and positive vibes to you all and I hope things get better for you x

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  31. Jules_Writes says:

    Thinking of you all, beautiful, beautiful baby. xxx

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  32. Stay strong Lynne and know I’m praying for your beautiful grandson and all of you!💜

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  33. Distressing situation. I sincerely hope that all will go well.

    Neil

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  34. Shalini says:

    Don’t worry Child will be okay. I will pray for you ❤️😘

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  35. Cathy says:

    Oh, Lynne 😥 Sending every best wishes and healing vibe, keeping everything crossed for a positive outcome xx

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  36. ron877 says:

    Good luck to you and yours as you get through these difficult times. I don’t want to meet such a confluence of negative events outside the covers of a book, but we have to live the plots of our lives. I look forward to your return to a “normal” blog posting schedule.

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  37. Oh Lynne…so sorry to hear this. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. x

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  38. Oh, Lynne! I’ll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and I’m sending strong and positive vibes towards your little grandson! 😘

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  39. marypicken says:

    Oh my goodness. Such trials and worries for you. Wishing all your family, and especially the baby, lots of love and good wishes for a speedy recovery. xxx

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  40. Sending lots of love and prayers to all lovely. My heart goes out to you all xx

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