Monday, January 5, 2009

The Routine of War

I wake up early to get the work in Tel Aviv. At the end of the day, I ride the train back south. Feed the kids, bathe them and read bedtime stories in the bomb shelter. Turn on the radio as a back up in case the sirens fail. All in all, the kids are handling this well although the middle son (the sensitive one) seems to be more irritable and probably needs some one on one time.
I'm working late again and I'll have to stay in Tel Aviv. The family is down south in what amounts to a war zone. Luckily our village hasn't been hit by rockets. The kids even went to school for two days, but now there's no school for the foreseeable future. Several of my colleagues have offered to host us, but I've declined for the time being. In the meantime my mother has come down to help out.
Watching the news on TV is frustrating because one part of me wants to be back in Soroka Hospital to help treat the wounded. But another part knows that if Soroka is overwhelmed then wounded will be transfered to hospitals here in Tel Aviv. I'll be where ever I'm needed.

11 comments:

Karl Newman said...

You're a reserve medical officer, right? Any chance you'll be called up?

All the best to you and yours, Doc.

QuietusLeo said...

They haven't called me up yet. But there is a chance.

Carol Feldman said...

I don't have you email, but you have mine via my profile. Do you need a place to stay when you have to work late?

QuietusLeo said...

Thank you Carol. I'm very touched. My parents live in the area, so I'm set.

treppenwitz said...

Zahava asked me if we should invite you guys to stay with us, but I told her that the congnitive dissonance (over the idea of leaving the Beer Sheva area and coming to Gush Etzion in order to be safe) might be a little too much for your lovely wife. :-)

The offer stands though.

QuietusLeo said...

Thanks David and Zahava. I'll take it under advisement (i.e. I need authorization from the supreme commander of me aka my lovely wife.)

Baila said...

Always, always thinking of you guys in Beer Sheva.

And praying that Soroka won't be "overwhelmed".

egyptian anesthetist said...

HI, you may find this funy but i hope you will have a quite night of duty. Keep your effort for the morning lists.I really hope things will settle quickly,and your family will be safe again , it is the soldiers to worry about not these nonsense rockets..

QuietusLeo said...

Thanks to:
Baila and Egyptian Anesthetist for your kind thoughts.

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Lioness said...

It just makes me so boiling mad to even listen to the news abt this that I don't, at all. I'm just so sorry, and praying for everyone's safety.

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