Grandma’s in the hospital due to stroke.
Mother knows very well if she needs me, to call me, but didn’t.
I called Mother, Youngest Sister and Oldest Sister today at 1 pm to ask how Grandma is doing and to ask if they needed anything.
But no one answered. All cell phones went to voice mail. I left three messages.
Youngest sister finally called me tonight at 5. I asked her if she got my message, she said, “no” and “I don’t keep my cell phone on me all day”. Which is a lie, because she’s glued to it, especially when someone’s in the hospital.
After she sort of asked if I was going to the hospital, I told Youngest sister I wouldn’t be available to sit with Grandma tonight because I have to get some things done I promised for the kid’s school. This is the first time in 6 months I didn’t change my plans for Grandma. I told her I’d be available after husband gets home Wednesday and Thursday. I have no one to call on as a babysitter on short notice. Part of the reason is because I have no friends to count on.
Youngest sister screamed at me for not coming tonight to hospital to sit with grandma. Grandma is 45 minutes away. Not terrible, but I can’t be there for long before visiting hours are over anyway.
Literally, top of her lungs screaming at me.
I held the phone away, and looked at the phone vacantly.
I could hear sister shrieking at me on the other side.
I hung up.
And for once, I am calm after one of these abusive phone calls.
I am calm.