500,000-749,999 SparkPoints 662,563

Things Are Looking Up

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A big thanks to all of my wonderful online friends who are helping me to stay semi-sane. LOL. I wish I had time to thank each of you individually but I'm not feeling all that well right now and am shaky from nerves. I'm at a stage where thinking is hard. LOL.

My husband and I slept very little last night. We were cold as it got in the 30's and we were worried about Wheeler and my dad. We both have a tension headache today and I never have headaches.

Neither of us could eat breakfast and we forced ourselves to eat brunch. Out appetite shuts down when we are stressed. I did better than he did . As a child I had no appetite so I am familiar with being forced to eat when you aren't hungry. I was a little under my usual caloric intake today but I am getting my exercise in.

I talked to Dad's nurse. I tried to talk to him and he could not hear me. He is feeling pretty good and is joking around with the nurses. He is having a heart valve replaced tomorrow. I have another MRSA lesion so I will not be able to see him until after it stops draining and has crusted over. Dad will be in the hospital a week.

Wheeler is holding her own as well. The doctor and one of the technicians called today. She bit one of the technicians but they say she is eating and resting okay. We were hoping she could come home today but it won't be until tomorrow night if then. She still has her IV and has to produce more stool on her own. She won't be out of the woods for a couple of weeks.

But we are all doing fairly well under the circumstances. The doctors seem encouraged by Dad and Wheeler's progress.

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • LLTS01
    I'm glad things are looking up a little. Make sure you take it easy and don't try to overdo things with all else you have going on.

    3758 days ago
  • SMILES4383
    emoticon Definitely thinking of your and your entire family this day.... emoticon
    3758 days ago
    That's good to hear. Make sure to take care of yourself as you won't be any good to those who need your care if you are wiped out.

    Take care.

    3758 days ago
  • JUNEBUG1944
    Boy you are really being hit with a triple whammy! Take care of yourself and get well. I'm sorry you are feeling bad. Worrying about your Dad and Wheeler surely isn't helping you. I'm feeling for you, girl. I hope everything gets better for you quick. I'm thinking of you!
    3758 days ago
    This is all very good and positive news! Hope all is well very soon for everyone. Good luck for tomorrow!

    3758 days ago
  • DEEGEE757
    Wow - you really have a full plate right now. God Bless and many huge hugs friend!!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3758 days ago
  • no profile photo JANC319
    I'm so glad to hear that your Dad is joking with the nurses (always a good sign!), and that Wheeler might be coming home tomorrow!

    Take care of yourself, now, too.

    3758 days ago
    Hope your Dad and you are much better. I wondered about Wheeler, thinking he was a human but then I thought, no way would she be that calm if she was talking about a human biting the tech. But then, I have had patients try to bite me. I looked at your photos hoping you had your pets listed by name and yes, there was Wheeler in all his cuteness! Hope he feels better too.

    3758 days ago
    *tucking you in with a warm blanket and a cup of something steamy & soothing *
    Rest well ... and we will all hope continued good news.

    3758 days ago
    I'm glad things are looking better. If Wheeler bit the technician, she must be feeling better. I'm sorry you're going through this and hope things continue to look better for your dad, Wheeler and both of you..Hugs,Bug
    3758 days ago
    Wow this is the first time I read your blog. I hope things get better for you and your family you sure have alot to deal with right now. emoticon
    3758 days ago
    Hope things continue to look up for your family. I'm glad you took the time to nourish yourself even tho you didn't feel like it. Gotta keep you healthy. Hope the headaches are gone tomorrow...
    3758 days ago
    I'm glad both are doing better ( sorry for the tech though! Wheeler, be good so you can go home!)
    Prayers are being said for all of you ( & yes I pray for 4 legged family members on a regular basis!)
    3758 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.