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Tidbit Thursday

Just another sloppy, unedited installment of the thoughts rolling around in my head today…

Headed back again – they are going to put a pacemaker in after we discuss things and make sure that Dad understands everything. He has been much more alert since they got the infection under control. It was really tough seeing him last weekend when he was so out of it. He didn’t even realize that the girl had been in to see him.

Have to say that the hospital staff has been great. The nurses really seem to enjoy interacting with him and have been very informative when we request info.

This back and forth travel has really impacted the rest of my life and not in a good way. I have gotten off schedule, my routines are shot, I’ve eaten so much junk, did so very little exercise or walking, I’m irritable and out of whack. I need to do a better job of taking care of myself during stressful times.

Not much else for now. Hopefully I’ll have good news the next tie I check in, until then – have a great day wherever you are.

Tidbit Thursday

Just another sloppy, unedited installment of the random thoughts rolling around in  my head today…

Where to start – so many things have happened since last week.

The mechanic said there was nothing wrong with the car and hubby thought I should drive it. I told him that smoke doesn’t come out of the hood for no reason and made him take my car while I took his. It worked okay for a day and then the same thing happened when he had it out on the highway. He said the radiator ran dry and he thought there might be something wrong with the water pump. Took it to another garage and they replaced the thermostat.

Dad has undergone several dialysis sessions, been treated for pneumonia and bronchitis, and had a temporary pacemaker put in. At one point it was all gloom and doom – never coming home, will need to be in a nursing home and now it seems he has turned the corner. He has been peeing, he’s off the oxygen, his heart rate is stabilizing, he’s trying to get up to walk and he’s complaining about the food.

It is so hard to keep from offering advice – the girl found an apartment for September and she needs a roommate to afford it. She says she has several options but what if they don’t work out?? She is on the hook for the rent which she can’t afford on her own. Then she’s talking about getting another car because her current car needs an exhaust pipe, tires and a rather expensive repair. She “needs” to be able to drive around.  What she needs is to pay her bills and save up money to get her car fixed.

Luckily we haven’t had much rain so the garden isn’t too bad in terms of weeding to be done. Would like to transplant the lilies and some irises but not sure if I’ll get around to it before I head back down to see Dad.

Dad lectured my sister on how she raised her kids and I didn’t have the heart/guts to add to her distress.  It isn’t an easy situation for any of them and when I look at what my kids do and don’t do I don’t feel like I can tell her what she should be doing with her kids. Not sure what is going to happen there. Still would like to talk to her about it but need to figure out a way that is helpful not hurtful.  Not sure when I’ll go back down – there is stuff I need to do here but I feel like I should go down to help my sister out. Why is adulthood so hard??

Need to try and get something done so until next time, I hope you are having a good day wherever you are.


Tidbit Thursday

Just another sloppy, unedited installment of the random thoughts running around in my head today…

Dad’s actual surgery went well but the recovery has not gone so well. One of his kidney’s has limited function so there has been a concern about his urine output. He has not been able to be weaned off the oxygen and after some testing they discovered that he had a heart attack. They put in several stents and he is in the Critical Care Unit. I’m going to try to go down again this weekend to see him and to have a talk with my sister and her kids about things.

There are five adults living in that house and not everyone is pulling their fair share. Things need to change and they need to change before Dad goes home from the hospital. Not sure how that conversation is going to go but I know that Dad is under stress from the way things are not being done. He’s 87 years old and he has earned the right to take it easy and let someone younger start taking care of him.

I’ve been helping out at Vacation Bible School this week and it has been a lot of fun. I’d forgotten how affectionate the little ones can be. It is so good to see them singing and playing and having a good time together. This is the boy’s first year to be a helper and he has done a pretty good job so far. He needs to be reminded to focus but he is good with the little ones.

Haven’t done much of anything in the garden – haven’t even really looked at it too closely because I just don’t have the time to get in there and do anything this week.

The girl is staying at her rental for another month but is supposed to be out August 1st. Still hasn’t found anything but she’s looking at lots of places.

More car trouble – the air conditioner was not working when we went to my dad’s and then last night it stalled out several times as I was coming home. Smoke came pouring out of the hood so I decided to leave it at the garage and walk home. The mechanic checked it out and says nothing is wrong. I have no desire to try to drive it 200 miles this weekend so I’m going to switch with the hubby and take his car. I’ll let him drive it around for awhile and make sure there is nothing wrong.

Until next time, I hope you are having a wonderful day wherever you are.

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