How I Heard

Sometime during the 4:00 am hour, I heard the vague buzzing of my cell phone on the bedside table. I didn’t think much of it until the haziness cleared and I realized it was a phone call, not a text or email. The buzzing stopped and I almost fell back asleep, but something urged me otherwise. I looked at my phone and saw a missed call from my administrator. I immediately called her back, whispering to not wake my family… “Hey, what’s going on?” Her response, “There has been a shooting at the Pulse nightclub. We have received 20 patients and are expecting 20 more.”  My simple four-word response was, “I’ll be right there.”