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03 September 2005 @ 07:51 pm
manuel's leaving  
Manuel's Liutenant just called. He'll be deploying to Mississippi within the next 2 days to help in the relief effort for hurricane Katrina. He's to report to Las Flores at 1600 tomorrow.
He's been on alert since yesterday, but his unit was the first alternate. So I had thought and made myself to the idea that he wasn't really going to leave.
And I have no idea how long he's going to be gone. Now I have to worry about packing all his stuff and storing it somewhere on base. I have to buy my Greyhound ticket, pack my stuff, quit my job, etc. But I'll be alone until at least Sept. 20, that's like 3 weeks? I guess I don't have to quit my job right away since I have to be here for my last prenatal appt on base on Sept. 20.
What saddens me the most is that Manuel won't be here for the only ultrasound that's scheduled Sept. 9. Oh, God! WHY NOW?
I'm probably being selfish. There's so many people out there that need help and I'm worried about being by myself and him missing the baby's ultrasound?
Percy just called and basically told me the same thing I already know. SHIT.
Oh, yeah. Manuel isn't here(he went to Albertson's to buy juice) and he left his cell phone. He has like 3 voice messages from different guys in his unit. I just want him to get home already. I just want to hug him and tell him I'm sorry about everything I've ever done to piss him off and for being so sad and crying all the time and that I'm going to miss him so much. I love him so much.
Current Mood: distresseddistressed
Astarleastarle on September 4th, 2005 03:48 am (UTC)
I'm sure he'll be okay... but I know you'll miss him :( The situation seems to be getting a little better, not to mention less dangerous now that they have less random people roaming the streets. They have already transported a lot of people to Houston, Dallas, and even San Antonio. We saw some local video of crews in downtown Dallas... it's kind of weird. I'm sure you'll see stuff when you're back in San Antonio. Anyways, maybe he won't have to be gone for so long. :) Is there a way you can request a tape of the ultrasound? I have some friends who have done that...
Abbeyuntamed_me on September 4th, 2005 04:35 am (UTC)
I hope so. I heard about them being transported to different cities in Texas. I'm hoping he comes back before I have to leave to San Antonio, but I'm not going to hold my breath. I was planning to record the ultrasound either way, but then I found out that there's no way I can record it in the Naval Hospital. They're really strict about that for some reason. I know this girl that's married to this guy that's really good friends with my roomate May and she just had her baby and she and her husband had the tape ready and everything for the ultrasound, but they didn't let them record it. And it's on the instruction sheet they gave me for the ultrasound, too.
Astarleastarle on September 4th, 2005 04:55 am (UTC)
Oh :( Well that sucks, I'm sorry.
Do you know what kind of relief work he's going to be doing? Is he going to New Orleans? I wish him the best of luck and hope he stays safe. There are a lot of people who appreciate the work he (and others) will be doing. I know it doesn't make things better, but at least this time he will be in our own country helping fellow Americans :)
Abbeyuntamed_me on September 4th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)
He has no idea. Probably security patrols or handing out supplies or something like that. He might have to clean up the area, you know picking up debris and trash and stuff. hehehe. Just kidding. Right now, we don't know whether he's going to Mississippi or Louisiana. It could go either way.
He says THANK YOU, btw.
Amanda jogirlnade on September 4th, 2005 10:09 am (UTC)
Ask the doctor if you can bring in a tape to record the ultrasound or bring in a video camera to record it.
Abbeyuntamed_me on September 5th, 2005 01:09 am (UTC)
I'm calling tomorrow to see if there's any way I can request a copy or record it. I hope there's a way around it. They're pretty strict about it, apparentally.
foreverinadayforeverinaday on September 5th, 2005 03:18 am (UTC)
I remember my mom was able to get tapes of the ultrasound for all my brothers and sisters. I'm sure they will give you one.
Abbeyuntamed_me on September 6th, 2005 07:04 am (UTC)
I know it's almost like standard for everyone to be able to get a tape of their ultrasound, but I think it's different for me 'cause I have military insurance(Tricare) and I'm going to a military (Naval) hospital and they have very specific regulations(read other comments.) Which don't make sense personally, but hey, what do I know about the reasons behind their rules?
foreverinadayforeverinaday on September 6th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, okay.
I forgot about that. Hmm, well I guess the only thing you can really do is ask. I hope they can help you out!
foreverinadayforeverinaday on September 5th, 2005 03:18 am (UTC)
You both will be fine; Just remember that it's only temporary! I wish you both the best <3
Abbeyuntamed_me on September 6th, 2005 07:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm sure he'll be fine. Thank you for the good wishes.
foreverinadayforeverinaday on September 6th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
You're welcome :D

I hope all is well with you and the baby!! <3