Friday, April 24, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Can everyone see the fairy with her magic wand?

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

I've had enough of interesting times

Wednesday morning, I was woken by a call before 6 a.m. from my father-in-law. He was screaming to get here right now. I could hear my MIL in the background yelling for me, too. What now? FIL is not in the best of shape, as most of you know, and can't make calls anymore, so I knew MIL had to give him the number to call me. I grab the clothes that are laid out the night before and call my mother as I'm pulling on pants and running out door. She lives only 2 blocks from them and could get there faster. I scream for the kids to get up and ready for school. They're worried and scared, but do it.

I fly the 1/2 mile to their house and run in. MIL is laying on the floor crying. Mom has her covered up with a pillow under her head. She fell down the steps and thought her hip was broken. I run upstairs to find FIL. He's confused and needs help getting dressed. The ambulance comes and takes MIL to hospital while Mom and I dress FIL. I've called hubby at work and told him he had to come now. We get to the hospital and sure enough, her hip is broken. She's to have surgery the following day.

FIL can't stay alone, so Randy, the kids and I stay at his house until I can get someone in to help. He fell while I was there alone with him and I couldn't help him up. We just sat on the floor until Randy could get to us. It was scary and told me there's no way I'm able to care for him. The other son decides to come home for a day to stay while MIL has surgery and I'm at a doctor in State College. Everything happens at once. I had tickets to see Disturbed on Friday, but had my brother sell them. I need to be here. I can go to a concert another time.

Friday, FIL is even more confused, so we take him to ER and they admit him. He'll be in there a week or so until his medicine can be straightened out. Maybe he'll be more himself then. MIL will be going to nursing home for 10-14 days to get the strength back in her hip. Not sure what will happen with FIL or if he'll be able to come home. It's scary to think about. They are so independent, but now we have to think about how to care for them the best way.

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Camera Critters 53

OK, these aren't my photos, but they are animals. :)

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

I know I haven't posted in entirely too long, but the doc keeps changing my meds and it really messes with me. The side effects are almost worse than the pain. I want to thank everyone who has written asking if I'm ok. I'll get there, it's just going to take some time.

I'm going to try a new dentist who works on the neuromuscular system. He claims to have good results with pain patients. Can't hurt to let him try. I've done everything else I can think of.

Anyway, I wanted to say Happy Easter to all my friends! I hope everyone has a great day filled with love, family and of course chocolate bunnies!!!

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