The Priors Episode Fifteen
About 3:30am 14th February
(After the birth)
"My baby? I can't here a cry...should she not be crying or something?" Sarah manages to say
Just then a snuffle noise and muwwww can be heard from the other side of the room
There is an audible sigh of relief around the room. The baby is wrapped in bubble wrap and whisked away
A doctor comes over to speak to Sarah
"Hello my names Dr Peters. You have a daughter! She's a little small and because of her dramatic birth we are going to take her to SCBU ...our Special Care Baby Unit. I understand from Dr Walsh that we will be moving you too in a few minutes! Do you have any questions?"
"Amm yes! About a million!!!!" Sarah manages a week smile
Just then a nurse appears "Dr Peters they need you in SCBU and Mrs Hage's sister is asking for information!"
"OK, tell Mrs Hage's sister she can see her when she's settled in her room. I'd better get to SCBU"
"Yes, doctor" The nurse leaves the room going to where Kandy is waiting just outside
"The doctor said you can see Mrs Hage when she's settled, it shouldn't be to long!"
"Is she OK? .....and the baby?"
"Mrs Hage is fine, the baby is a little small they've taken her to SCBU the doctor can give you more details!...Is Mr Hage on his way?" the nurse reassures Kandy.
"A girl? Sarah has a daughter?...I'm an auntie again .....Oh, Neal ...Mr Hage? ...my boyfriend is collecting him from the airport. He should be here soon!" Kandy is a little incoherent.
A little after 4.00am 14th February
At the airport....
"Neal! Hi, over here" Chris waves as Neal comes through the airport doors
Neal smiles and waves a slightly puzzled look on his face
"Hi Chris, what you doing here? I thought Sarah would be collecting me?" Neal asks Chris puzzled.
"Are...ammm...yes....well...Sarah's in hospital" Chris stutters.
Neal's face goes ashen "What is it? what's the matter with her? Has she been in an accident?"
"Amm....No, not an accident! I think she's fine? Look there's no easy way to say this....."
"WHAT? WHAT? what's the matter with her? Is it those stomach pains? I new there was more to it! What is it? appendicitis? gull stones? woman's troubles? Neal grabs Chris's arm.
"Well I guess you could say woman's troubles........." Chris shuffles his feet not quite knowing what to say....."she's having a baby"
Neal sways and then pulls himself together "WOAW there mate! Steady!" Chris puts out his hand to steady Neal
Neal looks at Chris totally incredulous "A baby? No, she lost our baby?" he says shaking his head
By now they've reached Chris's car
Now it was Chris's turn to look shocked "Sarah lost a baby? WOW! well she's having one now!"
Just then Chris's mobile (cell) rings. He takes it out of his pocket "It's Kandy" he says looking at Neal
"Hi, Kandy............yes, Neal's here........OK"
Chris turns to Neal and holds out his phone for Neal to take
"Kandy, what the hell is going on? Chris said Sarah's HAVING A BABY!!!!!!"
"Yes, ammmm mother and daughter are fine" Kandy replies with glee.
"YEHAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!! I'm a dad!!!!!!!!! Oh, my god!........ I'M A DAD!!!!!!" he drops the phone and scrabbles around to pick it up again no easy job in such a small car!
By now Chris has driven out of the airport and they are just joining the motor way "We'll be with you soon, Kandy! Kiss Sarah for me and tell her I'm on my way!" Neal tells Kandy once he has retrieved the phone