Monday, December 17, 2007

sidekick


If I don't post this, I won't be able to concentrate, SO...

As I check my sidekick for messages from my friends, I sign on to my AOL instant messenger. I hardly use the program anymore, but since Jay is on it, I keep it on mostly to talk to him. I look at his screen name and see that there is a bubble wit a Z next to it. It means that he is idle. He has been idle for over 40 something hours now.

I know why.

Yesterday I saw my friend hooked up to machines and tubes as he lied there in that hospital bed "idle." He has been sick for two weeks and was finally getting better. He came to my house last weekend just to get out the house. We talked, but he mostly slept. He never sleeps at my house, but there he was knocked out. A week later here he is.

He has a hereditary heart condition, and he needs to have corrective surgery, so we are waiting until his body is ready to handle the surgery. As I was heading the the hospital I was thinking of all the things I wanted to say to him to cheer him up. He was sedated, and I wasn't able to tell him anything.

This is new for me... I never had anyone close to me... die before. I didn't want to think of him leaving me though. He is only 27, he will pull through. I want him to pull through. Jay is the longest friend I have that I still hang out with. He would be the FIRST one there anytime I was going through something. 


I always wanted a sidekick because he had one. I was so excited when I got mine so that way we could text and talk to each other on our exclusive devices. In a sense, he is my sidekick.

I miss him, and I am "sending positive energy" to him...

13 comments:

ponoono said...

this is a very disturbing development for the holidays.... i certainly wish the best for him.

this is also a great lesson on why friends really matter.... you carry them with you through life, and they carry you in turn.

are u listening TYSON ????????

bLaQ~n~MiLD said...

I just came back from the hospital visiting Jay. I too was a bit taken aback at the site of seeing him like that. That's ma road dog, my ace, most importantly my friend. I spoke to him a bit, conversed with his mother, sister, brother. Everyone is in good spirits and rightfully so. Jay is strong and above all, GOD is GREAT! He has the power to heal, even when the doctors say it's over. The devil is a liar!

I've been to two hospitals in two days to visit two very dear friends of mines going thru two serious conditions. Thru it all, I've prayed and reminded myself that GOD IS AWESOME!

To my friends, I LOVE YOU ALL! We will get thru this together!

~Damnit!

Andre J. Allen II said...

my prayers and positive vibes goes out to jay as well. stay strong and think positive shawn your "SIDEKICK" will make it through you got to be strong for the 2 of u

mr said...

Wishing him a very speedy recovery. And praying too.

Dapper D said...

I pray too that Jay would recover and that all things work for His good. God is all knowing and has a purpose and a plan.

Much love and energy goes out to Jay from all that is with in me.

Jay, you are Dapper!!!

fuzzy said...

Dapper indeed! I render all that I have from me to you to lift you up in your weak points. Get well soon Buddy!

I have nothing further to add onto the other comments lol but OUCH! :-)

Darius T. Williams said...

Wow - he's in my prayers. I loved meeting him - he was a breath of fresh air. Wow - didn't know he was sick. Thanks for sharing.

Ty said...

OMG, I didn't know Jay is in the hospital. Well, I will definitely keep him in my prayers. I will have to get in contact with you to find out which hospital.

WATER said...

Calm down Ponoono...

"Tyson" and I went to see Jay and spoke with his Mother...Even AFTER visiting hours was over we managed to still get upstairs to give him his Flowers and Card...

And just having my Grandmothers' Funeral last Friday...I wasn't ready to deal with Hospitals again...YET IT'S ALL IN GODS HANDS NOW AND WE CAN DO IS PRAY

Get Well Soon JAY:)

Luv DLB

Ladynay said...

Oh my. I will also send positive energy that way. God knows what He is doing.

Jersey Brotha said...

Jay has been my sidekick for about 5 years now. Even though we had a falling out some years back, he has proven himself as one of realest and best friends I've ever had thus far in my life. I refuse to be sad about his current condition because I know it's only temporary. If God has the ability to create this whole world, he definitely has the ability to heal Jay. In fact, God has already worked out his healing. We just have to stay strong and believe that He can do exceedingly and abundantly all that we ask for. I just can't wait for the day when he's outta that hospital and back to normal.

Playboy Adonis said...

Thats sad to hear. I never like to hear about anybody being in the hospital. I work a full time job in real estate but I still work my part time job at the hospital (same positon at both places) but I used to hate going into the hospital all the time. I have to develop wireless internet applications that are used on Tablet PC's by doctors and nurses but while I was planning the project and developing the earlier model I had to walk through the clinical/hospital part of the hospital everyday. (normally my time is spent in the business side where I see no patients) But I had to go through all the units all the time and it was not easy seeing so many hurting people connected to machines. Some very young and some very older.

I don't have family so I don't even know about 'family bond' or none of that but I got to see families crying together and praying and it made me want to cry too. I have some hospital stories to tell but I will not write them here cause it might not be appropriate.

Anyhow...just keep believing and everything will get better.

Playboy Adonis said...

Hey Shawn. Reading this about your friend and what your friends are going through with this made me want to sing a song him...and you his friends:

(This is a first take so I would normally rerecord it several times to find a good one but this is a one timer so I hope you like it)

Video on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTPawFyAurM