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Bette and Tina gave up the notion of going back to sleep, even though they had only gotten about three hours before the phone calls from Andrea.
Bette left a voicemail for Joyce. “It’s Bette. Sorry to disturb you on the weekend but something has happened with Marci. I need you to call me as soon as possible. We don’t know all the details, but we just received a call from a neonatal nurse from a hospital in Bridgeport California. She wouldn’t give us any information other than Marci is a patient and she’s asked for Tina and I to come there as soon as possible. We’re heading out first thing in the morning. As you can imagine we are very anxious. Please call. Thank you, Joyce. Talk soon.”
The next call Bette made was to her sister Kit. She told her what was going on and asked if she could keep Angie for a few days. At this point they had no idea of Marci’s condition or if she’d even given birth so they could only plan a few days at a time. Kit loved spending time with Angie and had no issue rearranging her schedule to take care of her.
“Kit I don’t know how to feel about this. Marci is so unpredictable. Every time we think we’ve conquered one hurdle another one pops up. I’m committed to going through with the adoption. I know Tina and I can give Logan a great life, but I don’t know if I can take another disappointment. What if …?”
Kit interrupted before she could voice her fears. “Baby sis what have I told you about playing ‘the What if? game’. Don’t start overthinking it before you get there. Look at everything that’s in your favor. Marci is in her 34th week which means if he’s born preterm with the needed medical care, they’ve got a great chance of no major complications. I had a scare when I was that far along with David and the doctors reassured me if I gave birth, he would be fine. I went to term but remember I was a drug addict, yet David was perfect. Is there anything in Marci’s medical history to worry about?”
“No, she’s perfectly healthy. All her check-ups so far indicate the baby is perfectly formed and healthy too. She sent us the sonograms from the last one; remember I showed you.”