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MIL update, Sunday, Nov 18

Sunday, November 18, 2012

WE went to visit after church and her left leg is about 3 times normal size and she was wheezing even though she had just finished a breathing treatment. She cannot stand up as it pains her too much. She keeps saying she will be glad when she can come home and take care of herself again. But a miracle would have to happen and soon. We look at her and just think it can't be long for her in this world. If she can't be any better than this, she couldn't possible recover. We have been praying for her to go in her sleep when it is time. Just go to sleep.

  
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ANOTHER UPDATE ON MOTHER-IN-LAW

Saturday, November 17, 2012

After a good week, she has suddenly taken a downturn again. She is wheezing and they give her breathing treatmtents and her ankles and legs are very swollen with edema. We are concerned. Also, she cannot stand up or walk. I took our dachshund over to see her today and he loves her. However, he would not go to her at all. He went to her roommate and hugged and kissed her all over but would not go to my MIL. That is strange. Maybe he knows something we don't. Its tough not knowing what to do. Her mind is clear and she knows she doesn't feel well. If we brought her home, how would I lift her?

  
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KASEYCOFF 11/18/2012 2:23AM

    I know it's not much consolation, but at least she's where they can care for her, better than you would be able to on your own. You're all in my T&P...
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SAFETYSUE 11/17/2012 6:53PM

    I am sorry she took a turn for the worst and pray she will find the strength to fight. Some days I am sure are better than others, maybe they over did her physical therapy and she is exhausted. I had days like that when I was in rehab after my fall from a fire engine that left me paralyzed. COPD is so difficult with the lack of oxygen to find the strength to do anything. I had a dear friend with this and Narcolepsy and he fought for his freedom for so long, many years. Once he lost that he gave up and stopped trying to get better! I will continue to keep her in my prayers, may she find the strength to fight for her independence and this slip backwards be temporary! I admire you for your strength and goodness taking her in and caring for her.
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WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE

Thursday, November 15, 2012


A friend sent this message to me via e-mail and I have already sent it on to many friends. But I thought I would share with my spark friends as well. It is okay with me if you repost it on your blog or send it on.



"With God all things are possible Matthew 19:26 Twenty angels are in

your world. Ten of them are sleeping, nine are playing, one is reading

this message. Please read.... not joking.....God has seen you

struggling with something. God says itís over. A blessing is coming

your way. If you believe in God, send this message on, please don't

ignore it, you are being tested. God is going to fix two BIG things

tonight in your favor. If you believe in God, drop everything and pass

it on. Tomorrow will be the best day ever. Send this to ten friends,

including me, if I don't get it back, I guess Iím not one of them. As

soon as you get five replies, someone you love will quietly surprise

you."

At our Halloween party at the Yacht Club, one of the women ready my palm as she does a bit of this. She said I had a guardian angel, I was artistic, and something else which I can't think of right now. But the guardian angel ideas was certainly a gift and nice to think I did have one.


  
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SAFETYSUE 11/17/2012 6:39PM

    I believe we have guardian angels because of some unexplainable events in my life! Most when I was young and my heart was really open and really let myself feel what was near. It was so powerful that no one could convince me otherwise!
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LKWQUILTER 11/15/2012 7:40PM

    Thanks for the reminder Carol Yes, we do have our "angels."

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LHLADY517 11/15/2012 6:59PM

    God is my all in all.

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UPDATE ON MIL

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Two weeks ago MIL had settled in and was doing well here at the home. But that saturday she took a turn for the worse. I was concerned about her and almost called 911 but I put her to bed with her oxygen and she laid on her back all night. The next morning at 5:00 a.m. we heard her call for us. We went in and got her to the toilet but she was gasping for breathe and could not get up off the toilet. We had to call 911 and they took her to the hospital where she stayed for 3 days. She was so weak and could not get out of bed. In addition, she was put into a diaper and was wetting herself which is so totally unlike her. This woman is from Maine and very stoic and won't give up so to see her like that it was scary. So the doctor recommended she go to the nursing home for a couple of weeks for therapy and to get stronger. She did not want to go but we insisted. And she is doing well. She is now able to walk from her room to Physical therapy which is quite a ways and she works on her legs and arm repetitions. We feel she may come home next week after they review her on Wed.
So we have her back again. I guess this is how it is going to be, up and down. She has congestive heart failure and a pacemaker was put in 3 years ago but CHF will continue to take a toll on her. My husband went up and visited with her yesterday and they did word puzzles together. We will take one of the dogs to see her today. The weekends are quiet.
Tomorrow is my grandsons 3 year old birthday and I have to finish binding the quilt I made for him. I am exhausted as I didn't sleep well last night.

  
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SAFETYSUE 11/17/2012 6:33PM

    Keep the faith, with physical therapy she will get stronger. The key will be to get her to continue her physical therapy once she gets home. You might try in home therapy if you can, if not maybe try making it fun and doing it with her! Good luck, I hope she sees how much more independent she is while doing it now and will want to keep working at it!
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JOLETTE 11/17/2012 4:29PM

    Carol, I will be praying for you and the strength to help with you MIL, It is so hsrd on both of you. What a joy your MIL must be for you to care and love her.

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LKWQUILTER 11/10/2012 10:27PM

    Praying for all of you Carol. (((HUGS)))

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ZENHABITS

Saturday, November 10, 2012

zenhabits.net/excuses/

When I was up at 1:00 this morning and could not sleep, I checked my e-mail and found this article from zehabits. It's entitle 15 EXCUSES NOT TO FORM THE FITNESS HABIT. Pretty interesting it was and so I thought I would share. This moning I am going to the YMCA for Women on Weights orientation. It is a class for women to instruct on use of weights. I hate going to the gym because I feel stupid and don't like to work out in front of people so I thought this sounded perfect. I plain don't like to work out but right now, I am feeling the need to beat the stuffing out of something. emoticon

  
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SAFETYSUE 11/17/2012 6:26PM

    Once you develop a program and stick to it for two weeks, you will be hooked! I love strength training!
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LJCANNON 11/10/2012 5:00AM

    emoticon I don't like the idea of going in to a "Regular Gym" and Lifting Weights any more than the next woman does. But I am firmly convinced that Strength Training is VITAL to a Woman's Health as she gets More Mature. So
I will do it because My Health & My Future is Worth It. And so is YOURS!!
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LJCANNON 11/10/2012 4:57AM

    emoticon I don't like the idea of going in to a "Regular Gym" and Lifting Weights any more than the next woman does. But I am firmly convinced that Strength Training is VITAL to a Woman's Health as she gets More Mature. S
I will do it because My Health & My Future is Worth It. And so is YOURS!!
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FIFIFRIZZLE 11/10/2012 3:34AM

    How is MIL?

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LATTELEE 11/10/2012 3:04AM

  Good luck

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KASEYCOFF 11/10/2012 3:02AM

    "They say" that working with weights and doing strength-training does more to prevent bone loss than just about anything else you can do. After my surgery I'm scheduled to get a gym membership, something I've never done. I'm worried that, after five minutes of whatever the trainer has me doing, I'll be ready to crawl home, exhausted. What I look like? I don't give a cr*p - if the workout does what I need it to do (increase my strength, endurance and flexibility) then it's all good, thinks me. You notice I'm not planning on running any marathons, lol! So I say go for it, hon--!
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