Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Chapter 42


**Thought I'd show you lovely ladies the playoff shirt I made....I have a Pens one too, but thats a whole other story. I have to thank ya'll for the feedback I've been getting! Hope ya'll enjoy this chapter :)
~J


Phone ringing in my ear at 8 am is not a great way to wake up.

“Hello?” I say, not looking to see who it is
“Hey, J, did I wake you up?” Nik says
“Yeah, but I was about to get up, what’s up?”
“I got an appointment with Dr. Green and was wondering if you could take me?”
“Yeah, what time is it at?”
“10:30,”
“Ok, I’ll pick you up around 10,”
“Ok, thanks so much, J”
“No problem, I’ll see you in a while,”
“Ok, bye,”

I went back to sleep for a little bit longer before I decide to wake up and get ready. Jon was up and getting ready to leave as I got out of the shower to get ready for the day. I was about to tell him about taking Nik to his appointment when he tells me that he’s already talked to him.

I get to Nik’s house and remember that I have the extra key, so I knock as I unlock the door

“Nik?” I yell out
“I’ll be out in a minute,” he yells from the bathroom,
“Ok,”
“Hey,” he says as he hobbles out of his room
“Hey gimp, how’s it going?”
“Better,”
“That’s good,”
“You ready to go?”
“Ready when you are!” as I walk to open the door


“Nik?” The nurse calls from the room while he and I sit in the waiting room at Northwestern
“Yeah,” He responds as he starts getting up
“Come on in here,” she says as she moves to the side
“I’m going to check your blood pressure, temperature and heart beat,” she says as I sit in the extra chair
“Ok,” Nik says, handing me his crutches and sitting on the bed
“Ok, everything looks good, Dr. Green will be right in,” she says with a smile and leaves
“Thanks,”

“Hey Nik, how are you?” the doctor says as he walks in a few minutes later
“Hey, good, yourself?”
“Doing good,” he says looking at me
“Hello, are you Nik’s fiancĂ©?” He asks as we shake hands, him eyeing my rings
“Hi, no I’m just a friend,” I say
“She’s married to one of my good friends, who also happens to be the Hawks captain,”
“Oh, so your Mrs. Toews?” he says with a smile
“Yes sir,”
“Well, it's very nice to meet you. Nik, looks like you’ll be getting a full cast now, what color do you want?”
“Um…orange?” he says thinking
“And black,” he continues
“Hold! Really Nik? Orange and black…think about that one…” I say sarcastically
“Halloween!” he says, like a little 6 year old
“Yeah, and something else, that the guys will give you crap for,”
“Oh! Yeah, good thinking, never mind. How about red?”
“We have red,” Dr. Green says
“Ok, let’s do that,”

30 minutes later and a red cast on Nik’s leg, we are leaving the hospital with paper work, a cast cover, and a new prescription to fill. We head to the Walgreen’s on Michigan Ave. to drop it off and pick up a few things before going back to Nik's house.

“So, I still have to go to the game tonight,” Nik says
“Yeah, I figured you would need to,” I say opening his house door for him
“Yeah, I’m not deathly ill, so gotta follow my contract and go,”
“Ok, well do you want me to come get you?”
“But you have Abby’s shower,”
“Well, yeah, but Dayna and I are going together and we probably wont stay the whole time, we can swing by and get you on our way to the arena,”
“Ok, that will work then,”
“Besides, if I didn’t mention it now, Jon would probably tell me to come get you anyways,”
“Yeah, Mr. persistent over here,”
“Ha, well ya’ll don’t call him captain serious for nothing. Ok well I’ll head out and let you rest. I’ll call you when we’re on our way,”
“Ok, awesome. Thank you,”
“No problem,”

A few hours later, after Dayna and I spent some time at Abby’s shower. She got a ton of cute things for the little girl, whose name would be a mystery until she was born. We left a little early to pick up Nik and head over to the game.

While at the game, Nik joined us in the box, while the one next to us was occupied by a few big name country stars…Carrie Underwood was there, along with Kellie Pickler and her husband, they were both amazing singers, and having met Carrie before, we had talked to her again for a while before the game started.


Days turned into weeks, and it was December already. The guys had gone through a rough patch, losing 5 in a row, but then dominating the next handful or so, 14-4. Abby had gone into labor 2 days after her due date, it was game day against the Panthers, Abby insisted Patrick play the game, but he wouldn’t have it, he wanted to be with her when their daughter was born. Evelyn Marie Sharp was born at 9:52pm, 6 pounds, 6 ounces and 19 ½ inches long with a head full of light brown hair. She was definitely going to be daddies little princess.

Jon and I continued helping Nik with things he needed. I took him to a few other doctors’ appointments, and he was going stir crazy staying in his house, so he joined Jon for a few team practices, as well as still coming to games with Dayna and I. His healing was progressing; he’d be getting his cast taken off a week sooner, which meant he could start rehab sooner as well.

Tonight was a night off for the guys, so Jon and I joined Brent, Dayna, Taylor and Savannah for dinner N9NE Steakhouse. It was good to get together with all of them again, even though the guys are together at practices and Dayna, Savannah and I hang out all the time. Steak is my all time favorite food, and N9NE has the best in Chicago, but it didn’t agree with me the next morning.

“Baby? Are you ok?” Jon asks as he walks into the bathroom
“I don’t know, I just woke up feeling so sick,” I say looking up at him from the floor
“Was it something you ate?” he asks, sitting on the tub ledge, rubbing my back
“I was kind of thinking that, but we all had steak last night, and your not sick,”
“And I don’t know if anyone else is,”
“Yeah, I don’t know, I just feel so sick,”
“Let me get you some stuff to put by the bed,”
“Ok,” I say as he kisses my forehead
“Ok, here, take some Advil, it might help, I put some water on the nightstand, with some crackers…and a trash can,”
“Ok,” I say still sitting next to the toilet
“Do you feel like coming to bed?”
“Let me try,” I say slowly getting up with his help
“If you want to stay sitting here, that’s fine too, I just thought you’d be more comfortable in bed,”
“Yeah, and I would love to lay back down,” I say finally standing up
“Here, let me help you,” he puts one arm around me, and grabs my other hand
“Thanks babe,” I say as I lie in bed
“Of course, baby. Are you going to be ok by yourself for a while?”
“I think so, where are you going?”
“Practice for a little bit, I’m gonna pick up Hammer too, Mike wants to catch up with him,”
“Ok, yeah, I’m going to try and sleep,”
“Ok, baby, I’ll stop and get some soup and Gatorade on my way home,”
“Thank you,”
“I’ll be back soon, ok, I love you,”
“I love you too,”

I woke up a few hours later to some beautiful flowers on my nightstand. I was able to sit up without getting sick, so I went out to the living room, where Jon was sitting on the couch watching sports center.

“Hey baby, how are you feeling?”
“Better, I didn’t realize I slept so long,” I say sitting next to him
“That’s good though. Seabs told me that Dayna was sick too,”
“Really? Did Taylor say anything about Savannah?”
“Nope, so it’s you and D that got sick,”
“Of course, it was just us, ugh!”
“Do you want anything to eat?”
“Soup sounds good, what kind did you get?”
“Chicken noodle and Minestrone,”
“Yum, chicken noodle,”

I slept like a baby that night, and was hoping that I would be feeling better the next day, to go to the guys’ game against Tampa, but unfortunately I woke up sick again. So Jon went off to practice again while I stayed in bed and slept another day away.

4 comments:

  1. ugh ohh.. someones got a bun in the oven!! i think so.. love it!

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  2. lol i hope the obvious remains obvious and its not just a case of the flu or food poisoning :)

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  3. I hope she gives birth before the end of this story!!!!!

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  4. I think someone is preggers!

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