Saturday, June 30, 2012
Then the doctors asked if I wanted to send him to the hospital where it would take a load off of me -OR- whether I wanted to take him home-so I elected to take him home where I thought we could do better. The doctor called Hospice in . I got back home too late for them to come that evening because the drug store did not have the meds .But when I checked in with them the next morning the first nurse came right out and did a history and made arrangements for all kinds of things and it showed up the next morning.
They brought their bed and an air mattress and a wheelchair and a portable pottie and two kinds of oxygen and they put the Catheter (sp?) in. It was kind of overwhelming , but the young nurse was an angel. The next morning another worker came and checked on us .
Then on Friday I asked his sister and her DH to come . Eddie stayed with Doug and Kat went with me to take the critters to the pet store. I don't know what is wrong with my eyes , but I had a fit driving as some kind of film kept creeping in over my eyes and I kept trying wipe them away. I was so grateful for someone riding "shot-gun". When I hit the interstate to come home there was a wreck and we were stuck in traffic for an hour to go one mile . It was horrible.
After they left we had a bad storm -the winds were horrible -they almost blowed me off of our front porch. We lost our electricity and use of all phones. I did not want to open the refrigerator so I stayed out of it until this morning when I figured we were about to lose all of our food anyway. I pulled out cheese and we had them with crackers for breakfast.
It was our lovely daughter and her two children that we have not see in 12 years! What a total nice shock.
It hit DH so hard that he started to cry and of course then me. These are definitively some "gut-wrenching" times.
Behind her -our oldest son and his family . Cory fixed the lawn mower with the parts that he had bought and paid for and then he fixed the generator and pulled it down to the house and ran a cord in the living room so IF we lose our electricity I will be able to plug something in? We also lost our phones and the internet so I could not let any of you know what had happened.
We got SO lucky with the storm because a tree had scraped one of our granddaughters trailers -but they had just moved from a trailer in the same trailer park and the one they had moved out of was cut in half by a tree!
One boy was killed sitting in his car when a tree fell on him.
They had called for another storm this afternoon and when it started getting late we all got kinda nervous. But we are blessed again tonight so far!
I just had to let you know what all is going on. You guys are a definite sanity saver!
Hugs of appreciation to each of you! -and stay safe.
love - linda