Monday, April 01, 2013
I know I have been not holding up my end of the challenge! It felt good to exercise today, even if it was only 35 minutes
. More tomorrow for sure!
So the good news and the bad news in my life....
are doing great! The eye surgeon, the hearing docs and the cardiologist have all said "Wonderful - we don't want to see you for 6 months!!!" A huge milestone!!
The MIL - not so good. The hospital discharged her "for now", back to the nursing unit in her assisted living facility. Until the next episode...this past week they got the pneumonia under control, but she fights the breathing treatments. She isn't eating much, drinking little, and the UTI's keep coming back. This week they discovered blood clots in her lungs, so they performed a procedure to block any new ones, but can't put her on blood thinners for various reasons.
The dementia is sad, frustrating and exhausting; I'm sure many of my fellow Sperkers know of what I speak. Tonight she was convinced that we had been deported and were exposed to something that would prevent us from coming back into the U.S. Yesterday she was looking for widowed roommates for when she returns home, and the day before that she wanted to go shopping for new clothes and wanted to babysit for my twins. You get the idea; I never know what the day will bring, and it breaks my heart that she has to go through this.
Trying to find time for me is next to impossible right now...but I won't give up...baby steps if needed.......