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我先生在医院 里(My Husband is in the Hospital)

June 28th, 2017

In my twice-monthly Chinese class, my teacher and I spend around 30 minutes chatting (in Chinese, of course) about interesting experiences we have had since the last class. She and I are both relatively new grandmothers: She has a 3-year-old granddaughter (孙女, sunnu) and a 9-month-old grandson (孙子, sunzi); I have a 4-year-old 孙子. So as you can imagine, we frequently talk about their most recent exploits.

In my class last week, the topic was how sick my husband is (很病了, hen bing le, very sick) with severe pneumonia complicated by aggressive MRSA. He has been in the hospital for 2 weeks now; since a week ago, he has also been sedated and intubated (after they operated on him to drain fluid from one of his lungs). They say he is slowly improving, but I just want him to wake up.

Anyway, I was thinking I might write about his progress on my blog, as that seems to help me get through this trying time, but since it is, after all, my “China Blog,” I will use this opportunity to describe as much as I can in Chinese. If you’re following along, you can learn with me.

I’m probably not going to learn the Chinese for words such as pneumonia or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), as I hope never to use them again after Don gets through this. But I do want to explore words and terms such as “get well soon” (快点好起来, kuai dian hao qilai) and “I miss you very much” (我非常想你, wo feichang xiang ni).

再见!(Zai jian, See you soon!)



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