Tuesday, February 16, 2010
First of all let me update y'all on my mom. She left the hospital Friday night and is staying with my sister. She does a little better than the day before each day, which is to be expected. So all is looking good for a complete, albeit, slow recovery. Thanks to everyone who offered prayers, good wishes and kind words.
Well, today I was off work, kids are back at school and I had such good intentions to make today a productive day. But, as they say, intentions don't get things done. Now here it is already a little after 1 in the afternoon and I've barely done anything other than a couple loads of laundry and the dishes. My house is still a mess, but!!!! my little paradise island on facebook is coming along nicely. LOL. I have such a love/hate relationship with my computer. Sometimes my time spent here is either all or nothing. I wish I could operate in the area of moderation... and that goes with all things, but no. I am all or nothing... I eat a lot and all... so therefore I'm fat. I do little or no housework, so therefore I live in chaos. I end up spending my time reading or on this dang computer. I need to learn moderation.
Those of you who are cleanies... where should I start with getting my house in order? I have piles of stuff everywhere that I don't know what to do with. What do you do with extra books that won't fit on the already full shelves? How about art and crafts supplies that cover my counter beneath full cabinets? What about clothes that won't fit in the already full closets and drawers? I'm a mess! We don't live in filth, things are clean, dusted, washed, vacuumed, etc... but we do live in clutter, and I can scarcely throw anything out that I think might remotely be useful someday. HELP! I have tried Flylady, but to no avail. It goes a bit fast for even me and still doesn't tell me what to do with everything. If we could afford it, I would buy a huge storage building to move stuff to... but that is IF... and right now we can't.
Overall, I feel like I am a time waster.. partly because of this computer, partly because I go to attempt to declutter a mess and feel overwhelmed with the dilemma of where to put the stuff, so instead I do easier things like neatening the magazine rack! LOL!
Now I feel like I'm whining. **sigh**
I need to do something, tho... I'm feeling like this clutter IS making my butt look big... and the stress of it all makes me want to eat!
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
My mom had surgery Friday and is still in icu today. She's in a lot of pain, so they have her on morphine, but not for long I hope. They had given her something called Toradol which seemed to work great without knocking her out, leaving her alert and aware, but it's hard on the kidneys, so they didn't want to continue with that. They are planning on trying to get her up today and may give her some broth. Things are looking good.
My daughter's incident Saturday was so sudden! While standing there talking to mom, dd15 just fell straight backwards, hitting her head on the bed in the other area (curtains seperating the areas) and then slamming her head on the floor. It was kinda surreal. I scooped down to her and sat on the floor with her while she got her bearings. the nurses were quick to come with a wheel chair and since she hit her head pretty hard (one nurse said the saw it bounce!) they wheeled her to the emergency room. They had to bring my family down from icu waiting to emergency waiting because they didn't know what had happened. Mel was ok, just quite shaken with a severe headache. I went back up to see mom while they all waited in emergency. Let her know Mel was fine and not to worry, then back down to emergency. they had taken her back to a small area where they drew blood, did an EKG, took a urine sample and then took her to have a cat scan. Everything came back good... so they said she had a vasovagal syncope, which is just your basic fainting episode brought on by a number of triggers. info here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasovagal_epis
By the time all that was over with, it was after 4PM and icu visiting hours are 1-4 PM. :/
Her neck was hurting Sunday and a little Monday but now she is absolutely fine.
Sunday we went back to see mom. then yesterday I was going to go see here again and ... well, remember how I was wanting some winter weather, it came... north of us a little, but jsut enough to make the roads hazardous. :/ So I could not drive up there and when you call you can only speak to a nurse. Today I was planning on going up there but, in spite of nothing falling, the roads, I have been told, are still very bad and slick. I'm hoping the sun will melt it so I can go see her... I'm waiting to hear more. As for winter weather where I am... no, just rain. :/
More winter weather is in the forecast for Thursday and Friday and I have to work Wednesday and Friday, but can take off if I need to.
Well, that's it so far. Stress and frustration abounds. I also need to work my other part time job for a bit today but can't seem to get motivated... I'm working on that. I'm also expecting news about the roads. Waiting is the name of the game right now. And I have a headache. :/
Calgon take me away!
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Hey y'all, it really is a hectic weekend here. I found out Sat. morning that my mom had surgery Friday and was in icu, then while visiting my mom in the icu my dd15 fainted and hit her head so we had to visit the emergency room, turns out she's fine but just had a killer headache for a while. I'm back to the hospital today. (1.25 hr drive one way) and hopefully home early enough to get a bit of laundry done to see my son back off to college for the week.
My eating was BAD and I don't forsee it being much better today :/
Keep us in your prayers and thoughts and I'll elaborate more later on it al
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Thank you all!
Maria, Carly, Tasogareban, Kelly, Rainthief, Banuelos, Melissa, Sherrilou, Jane, Holly, your kind words and well wishes are so much appreciated!
I have good news... she slept all night with no episodes whatsoever and she is fever free this morning. She did wake with a "wierd" feeling tummy and was crying even, but that passed after just a few minutes, so I'm hoping it's just hunger pains... Seems this bout was just some 24 hour virus that is now over with. Thank goodness. I'll be fixing her a waffle or two here in just a few minutes and we're going to watch a Bob Ross DVD.. We love watching him paint!
thank you all again for your hugs and get well thoughts!
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Tuesday night was awful. What can you do for your child when she's throwing up? Not much other than support and a cold rag and drink and cuddles and love in between bouts. Bless her heart. We were up most of the night and I have no idea what caused it. Today she ran a temp of 102, but no more barfing (thank you, Lord)... and she's been eating crackers and sipping Dr. pepper and water. She has no other symptoms that I can tell. I gave her Motrin this afternoon and her temp dropped and hasn't elevated as high again so far. (Yay!) We will go to the doc tomorrow if she still has a fever, but it's looking like she's gonna be much better. It's looking like some 24 hour virus and I'm hoping it's basically over.
Just wanted to clarify my status update. :) Will post again how she is tomorrow.
My littlest honey:
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