Monday, July 19, 2010
Thanks you everyone for the the prayers, kind messages, goodies, and cards following the loss of my dear MIL. I will be sending personal notes in the near future, but wanted everyone to know how much I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. DH and I are slowly working through all the paperwork and sorting. Since we are both only children, there is no hurry, but it will be nice to get things settled. We have decided not to change much in her apartment downstairs. We moved her lift chair from the nursing home back and will store the wheelchair and motor chair, but that is about all we will change. It feels odd going to the sewing room and not having her there watching Judge Joe Brown, or Big Cat Diary. We will be doing some traveling on DH's week off, so from time to time I will be MIA.
Time to get back on my bike, and back on my diet. I have missed them both.
Friday, July 09, 2010
Just after lunch today the hospital called to tell DH to come in. My dear mother-in-law finished her battle today and is now at peace. These past 2 weeks have been a real struggle for her. It has been hard to see her so uncomfortable and distressed. But now she is at peace. She was lying still and peaceful when we got there. No grimace of discomfort on her face, no struggle to breath, no look of unhappiness.
We have had her with us for so many years now, there will be a big hole in our lives. But it is good she is at rest and with her husband, parents, and brothers who have already gone.
Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes, they are all greatly appreciated. I will be gone a few more days and then we will try to get our lives to a new normal.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The Interventionist (person who inserts stints) has reviewed the angiogram films and one artery can be stinted, but it will be difficult and require at least 3 stints. Also, it is the other 2 that caused the heart attack, and they are not candidates. So for now they have removed the balloon pump and will try medical management. In a couple of weeks, if that fails, then the by-pass option may be revisited. Right now she is very tired and anxious and does not think she can manage the re-hab that would be required. Once she is able to get up instead of laying flat and straight at all times (I know she is so very sore now) she may be more optimistic. Thanks for your prayers and well wishes everyone. They are so greatly appreciated.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Thank you all my spark friends for the goodies and well wishes for my MIL. She is resting comfortably right now, but the surgeon thinks the recovery from by-pass may be too much for her right now. They will try a stint in one artery and meds to control the pain. The other two will have to wait for a while. At least that is how it stands now. Tomorrow is another day and things may change.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Yesterday we got home from a camping trip with the grands. It was the usual adventure for us. DH and I took the RV Thursday so we could get a good spot on the lake, but near the bath house (the boys are 6 and 3). We got a great spot, but the water was off to 2 sections of the camp, yup, ours. 300 campers going a mile or more to the closest bath house. But they promised it would be on in a couple of hours. No problem, boys wouldn't be there till Friday. So Friday gets here and no water. DH took the RV the mile to the section with water and fills the tanks, so we are good to go. Got the RV bubble level, first time ever perfectly level. Then water starts running in through one of the vents on the roof. Seems when they put on the new top they failed to seal one of the vents. No problem, get the blocks and "unleveled" so it will drain. Then we put out the awning, but one clip broke so that didn't work, but DH (who can fix anything) got it fixed. So we did have shade. Saturday we had some nice storms come up during the afternoon. DH and the boys were "napping", I was sitting outside with my quilting. Thunder in the distance, love it, but the 70 MPH winds were not good with the screen house. I got it lowered so it didn't blow away, and got the awning attached back to the RV and lowered so it didn't blow off. Then the rain started and we got over 1 inch in an hour. Water was running everywhere, so off to town for dinner. By the time we got back the sky had cleared and we could get back in the water.
The boys met some great new friends, we met some nice fellow adventurers. I did learn some things:
1) If you forget a tool, someone in the camp will have it
2) Boys will be boys, no matter their age
3) Water aerobics is much easier in the pool than in the lake
Anyone need a float?
Practice, practice, practice.
All my boys in one boat.
Getting a tow from big brother.
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