I seem to have lost time...this week is nearly over and I almost feel like I've been in some sort or alternative universe...out of body experience...hovering over watching this wild woman go through the days. But I'm happy to say that I think there may just be a light at the end...maybe I'm coming out the other door of the rabbit hole. It's been a crazy two weeks...first the hospital, then mom home from the hospital and not doing very well, Monday went to the doctor only to find out that she had lost almost 8 pounds in a week...she wasn't eating a thing. She wasn't going to tell the doctor, I let her go through everything she had to tell him and he was ready to finish with the appointment...here was my opening...he asked me if I had any concerns..."Do I!"...I let him know that she hadn't eaten enough in 2 weeks to keep a small dog alive and that if we didn't get some nourishment in her I didn't know what was going to happen. Well, he was sitting on a stool on wheels and he spun that around and took both of mother's hands, looked her right in the eye and asked her why she wasn't eating. She said she just didn't feel like it. I was at my wits end...they had brought her food over from the dining room, mashed potatoes, baked potato, baked sweet potato, grilled chicken breast...it was all still in the refrigerator when I got there Monday. So when we left the doctor's office I told her I'd go get her anything she wanted...ANYTHING! She decided she'd like a chicken salad sandwich and some soup...I put half of the sandwich on her plate and the half the soup in a bowl...BINGO! She ate...YIPPEE! I called Monday evening...she ate...I went back over on Wednesday (after checking in on her several times on Tuesday) and she ate a great lunch...and admitted that she really felt so much better. So now that I've made this a really long story...the short of it is...I think we're on the right road and headed in the right direction.
Got a call Monday evening from Jami's husband Thom...my friend has taken a turn for the worse and is in a Hospice hospital...please, please remember her in your thoughts and prayers. I went and saw her on Tuesday morning...we talked and talked and she said "God is so good. He knew how much I wanted to deliver the pillowcases and quilts to the soldiers at Fort Gordon. He made sure that I had the 2 best days to do that." and "All the ladies across the US and Norway sent all those pillowcases to make it possible." Then she said "Carol, I am so blessed." OMG...she is the most amazing woman...what a testament...I am blessed to have her in my life.
This has gotten very long, sorry...hopefully we'll get back to our regularly scheduled program really soon. Here's my first step to regular...a block from Nice People Nice Things...I missed last week and I'm a day late this week...but I'm happy to share...
Kelly over at Charming Chatter to see more fun blocks...I have my block ready to go for next week...these are just so much fun!