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Chapter 33: A Fairy Tale Gone Wrong
(by NativeRose, added on 17 June 2004 11:37 PM)

Kyle picked Anela up at 12:30 PM on that rainy Saturday afternoon.
"We're going to the hospital first, right?" he asked.
When they arrived, they were escorted to Sierra's room.
"She's been in the hospital for a week," Anela explained. "The first day, they gave her some Dilantin, as she was taking Tegretol, and it wasn't working for her. She's been taking Dilantin for the last week, but that hasn't stopped the seizures."
They stepped into Sierra's room.
"Hi, how's it going?" Anela said softly, as she touched Sierra's hand.
"Yuck! She has a big needle in her right hand!" Scott exclaimed.
"They're giving her a medication called Adavan. When she's not having actual seizures, sometimes she has tremors, where her body shakes uncontrollably. Adavan helps control the tremors."
"Oh, does it taste good?"
"I can't taste it," Sierra laughed.
"When they give it to her through a needle, she can't taste it, like she can when they give it to her by mouth." Anela explained.
"Hey, I have an idea!" exclaimed the head nurse, who had just walked into the room.
"There's a girl on the ninth floor, the cancer ward, named Autumn! She could use some company!"
"Yeah, she's my cousin," Scott said softly.
"Sierra's neurologist has ordered an EEG for next Tuesday. She'll have to stay up all night, and have the test the next day. She may be released next Friday." Sariah Golden explained to Anela.
"We're looking forward to having her back in class," Anela smiled, as they left the room.

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