Thursday, September 4, 2014

Chapter 76 (Blame this chapter on the heat here in NC and not wanting to be out in it!)

Doctor Sally came in to check on Lexie, he found Jon was still sitting there.

“I see you made it in.”  Doctor Sally came in with the clipboard in his hand.

“Yeah, it was touch and go.” He said as he got up to shake the doctor’s hand. 

Dr. Sally explained in Medical terms what happened with Lexie, it was the best for her and her babies, which she was why she was off her feet until she delivered.

“If that is what has to happen.”  Jon said.  “Could she come home if she has twenty four hour nursing help?” He asked.

“Mr. Bongiovi, I have been her doctor for over six years, staying off her feet is not in her vocabulary.  Right now there are monitors on the babies, if we want all three babies to have a chance, this is the best place for Lexie and her babies.”

“Call me Jon, I’ll be here a lot.”  Jon took in all the doctor was saying.

“You won’t be here a lot, you’re on tour,” came Lexie sleepy voice from the bed.

“I can reschedule the tour, you’re the most important thing, you and our babies.”  Jon walked over to the bed and took her hand.

“Jon, it could be two months, you can’t reschedule all those shows.”  She used the controls to raise the head of the bed some. 

“We can shift some of them,” he started to say.  Lexie jumped on that.

“Jon, all those fans would be upset, we don’t want to upset them.”  Lexie told him.  “You go do your shows and you’ll be here when you can.  Your mom and dad will have the kids, I’ll be a good girl I’ll incubate the trio and write.  That’s what we’ll do.”

Jon could hear that there was no arguing with her.

“I’ll be here when there are no shows, is that okay?”  He went back and sat beside the bed and took her hand.

“Okay.”  She finally smiled.  “Oh your birthday, you’ll be in Philly, can I go to the concert?” She looked up at the doctor, who didn’t look happy.

“When is your birthday, Jon?”  Doctor Sally asked flipping to his calendar.

“March second.” They both said.

“That’s only a few weeks away, I don’t think it would be good for your trio.”  Doctor Sally said.

They had even gotten Doctor Sally to call the triplets the Trio.

“I’ll talk to Obie, to see if he can’t set something up, and maybe we can get you a live feed or something.”  Jon looked from Lexie to Doctor Sally.

Doctor Sally nodded in agreement. Lexie pouted a little but gave in.

Obie spent his time off setting up her link for the concerts.  Jon spent most of his down time taking the kids to see Lexie, they ate dinner with her and stayed most of the evening.

He was due on stage, her room slowly got to be the room to hang out in.  Even her day nurse stayed over.  Popcorn, from the nurse’s break room microwave and the Jon did make sure the fridge in her room was stocked every other day.

Doctor Sally even stuck around for the first show.

The screen came on and Obie’s voice came over the speaker of the laptop.

“Jon’s heading to the stage, I’ll cue the camera as soon as the lights go down.  Lexie if you are getting a blank screen call my cell.”  Obie laughed “Jon said to put in my pocket on vibrate.”

A couple of the nurses laughed.

“I’d rather be there.”  Lexie’s eyes misted with tears. 

The door opened, Stephanie and Jesse brought in more chairs.

“The waiting room is getting low on chairs.”  Jesse teased as he sat on the edge of the bed.

Stephanie sat on the other side of the bed.

Lexie’s cell phone rang.  Looking at the caller id she smiled.

“Aren’t you supposed to be heading to the stage?”  Lexie asked him.

“On the way, you didn’t tell me what song you want to hear.”  Jon had the set list in his hand.  “I have three songs on the audible list.”

“You know my favorite song,” She giggled.  One of the songs he sang to the trio is a new version of Born to be my baby. He would sang to the trio, you were born to be my babies and babies I was made to be your dad.

“I think the fans would get the word change.”  He laughed.

“Then never say goodbye, that’s my other favorite.”  She watched the screen brighten and the lights came on the stage.

“I got to go work, call you today, and look for your song.”  He yelled over the music.

More nurses joined them, her room because the new pit. 

Jon saw Tony down there with the camera that was set up with Lexie feed, he gave it a wink and the concert was on.

Lexie almost made it to the end of the concert, she never heard her song.

“Maybe daddy should have played it sooner.”  Stephanie whispered at his brother.

“Yeah, she almost made it.” Jesse said.

The charge nurse cleared the room, leaving Stephanie and Jesse there to get their fathers call. 

As soon as he got off stage he called Lexie on her cell.  He wiped the towel across his face with one hand.

“Hey daddy.”  Stephanie whispered in the phone.

Jon pulled the phone away from his ear and looked to make sure he called the right number.  Yep it was Lexie’s number.

“Hey baby girl, where’s your mom?”  Jon asked.  Lexie and all the lawyers sat down and papers signed, they had their own Mother’s Day for Lexie.

“Mom fell asleep before the last encore.” She whispered.  “Jesse and I are heading home in a few.  We need to take the chairs back to the waiting room.”

“Okay,” Jon walked into his dressing room and stopped. “Why are you moving chairs back to the waiting room?”

“Well, you’re a big hit with the nursing staff.  Even Doctor Sally was in here until his beeper went off.” Stephanie spoke in a normal voice as they had the chairs stacked and moved back to the waiting room.

“So the live feed came in okay.”  Jon asked as he put the phone on speaker so he could peel off the sweaty clothes and head to the shower.  He pulled a clean towel off the stack and pulled out a vitamin water out of the fridge, another thing he picked up since Lexie got pregnant. 

There was a knock on the door.  Checking the peephole for lost fan looking for a chance to meet the band, he saw Matt and Tony on the other side. Opening the door he let them in.

“Listen Daddy, Jesse has practice in the morning and we still have to get home.”  Stephanie said as she headed back into Lexie’s room.  “She’s still asleep, I’ll leave her a note you called or you can call her back and leave a message.”

“Okay baby girl, thank you for being there for us.”  Jon said as he motioned Tony and Matt to sit down.  He rang off with Stephanie.  “From all accounts, tonight was a success at the hospital.”

“Great, I may never hear again.”  Tony laughed.

“You had your pugs in.”  Jon laughed

Jon headed to the shower.

“What are we doing for your birthday Jonny?”  Matt grabbed a soda from the fridge and tossed one to Tony.

“After the show, I’m taking the chopper to the hospital.” Jon said as he soaped his head.

“So chopper on the ready,” Matt pulled out his blackberry and made a note.  “So cake for stage.”

“Do I have to have a cake?”  Jon rinsed the soap out of his hair. 

“Yes you have to have a cake, the fans expect it.”  Tony said as he sipped his soda.

“Okay, make sure I have some to take to the hospital.”  Jon finally finished his shower, and came out to get dressed.

“I’ll have cake at the hospital just for you two.”  Matt tapped on his cell.

“Kids and the parents will be here or at the hospital?”  Tony asked.

“Better there than here, or mom won’t let him leave.”  Matt added.

Jon’s cell rang and he grabbed it, noticing it was Lexie.

“Hey sleepy head, did you like the show.”  Jon put it on speaker.

“Tell Tony that my room is now party central, we had popcorn, candy and sodas. Even my Doctor stayed until his beeper went off.”  Lexie said with a yawn.

“Glad you liked it Lexie, were the angles alright?”  Tony asked.

“Angles were great.”  She yawned.

“Lex honey, why don’t you go back to sleep, we can talk tomorrow, we’re flying out at noon.”  Jon turned his back as he dressed.

“Okay, the nurse came in for blood pressure check for the last time tonight.”  Lexie held out her arm.

“Be a good girl, tell the trio I love them and I’ll see you in two days.”  Jon had finished dressing, “Me and the terrible two are gonna get a bite to eat then hit the hotel.”

“Night guys, don’t get into trouble.”  Lexie told her brother in laws.

“Ah Lex take all the fun out of it.”  Tony called out.

“Yeah Lex, all the fun.”  Matt added with a laugh.

“Night babe, talk to you tomorrow.”  Jon signed off the call and pocketed the phone.  “This is gonna be a long tour.”

“Yep” they both agreed.

Lexie was allowed out of bed, only to change the sheets.  Carol and Stephanie were sitting with her.  Jon was due home for a quick two nights.  He was planning to stay one night with her and one with kids.  Carol was knitting booties and Stephanie was struggling with a baby blanket.

“The mystery passinger hid behind its sister again.”  Lexie said looking at the new 3D ultrasound.

“Romeo asked if his brother was in there.”  Stephanie told her.

“If he is, he doesn’t like his picture taken.”  Lexie sighed and rubbed her belly.

“Rumbling around again?”  Carol Bongiovi asked as she trimmed a pink bootie.

“Yeah, Doctor Sally said if I’m really good I might make it to May, but I think I’ll run out of room by then.”  Lexie lowered the head if the bed some, seems like one of them had a foot under her ribs.

“You better be good.”  Jon said as he walked into the room with flowers and balloons.

“Can a Godfather get any love around here?”  David’s fuzzy head popped around the door holding two teddy bears.

“Co-Godfather.” Richie followed with the other teddy bear.

“Uncle Lemma, Uncle Mookie.”  Stephanie jumped up and ran to hug her honorary uncles.

“Hey Steph girl.”  David gave her a hug as he headed to the hospital bed.  “Did Tony get my good side the other night?”  He asked Lexie handing her the bears, while Jon took the wilted flowers out of the vase and added the new ones.

They had decided to send only a few shows, just a shout out before the show in the dressing room.

Jon gave his mom a hug and his daughter, with a promise to see them tomorrow night.  Carol and Stephanie left Lexie, with some time to spend with Jon, David and Richie.

“Do you have a bad side Lemma?”  Lexie asked with a laugh.

David came over and placed his hands on either side of Lexie belly.

“I hear one of them asking for piano lessons when they get old enough to reach the pedals.”  David closed his eyes. “Yep, that’s what I hear.”  He leaned over and gave Lexie a kiss.

Richie followed and placed his hands on her belly.

“Nope they actually said, teach us guitar Uncle Mookie.”  Richie said as he bent forward and gave Lexie a kiss.

“Hey you two, get your hands off my woman.”  Jon said as he sat beside her in the extra-large bed.  He had ordered it special since his back went out sleeping in the recliner.

“Hey,” He kissed Lexie.  “How are my little trio doing?”  He placed his hands over belly, and was rewarded with a kick on his hand.

“Kicking their momma all day.”  Lexie informed Jon.

“Any new pictures of the mystery passenger?”  Jon asked her.

“Mystery passenger?”  David asked them with a puzzled look on his face.

“One of the trio doesn’t like their picture taken.”  Lexie told David.

“Yeah, we can’t tell if it’s a boy or a girl.”  Jon said as he sat up and toed his shoes off.

The nurse came in for more blood work, David and Richie flirted with the nurse.  Soon Lexie was getting sleepy, which usually happened after they took blood, Richie and David took this time to leave.  Soon it was just the two of them.

“Close your eyes, I’ll be here when you wake up.  I ordered us dinner.”  Jon told her as she cuddled as close as the babies would let her.

“Okay,” Lexie yawned and slipped off to sleep.

 Jon sang softly to her and the babies until he could tell she was asleep.

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