Wednesday, January 12, 2011

No Sewing

Stash busting report - nope
Design wall - none to show
Fabric acquisition - 0
No mystery quilt, monochromatic quilt, no flimsies, UFOs, or PIGS worked on

S*I*G*H! The kittens spend more time in my sewing room than I have lately.

After feeling awful for a couple of days, I got checked out at an urgent care on Saturday afternoon. Yep, I had the creeping crud that's going around. Two shots in the hips (OUCH!) Two prescriptions too. I slept from 7:30 pm Saturday until 11 am Sunday! Missed church on Sunday, work on Monday and finally began feeling half-way human by that evening.

It also meant I had to keep my contact with Michael to a minimum. That was probably the toughest bit.

Monday morning Michael had another of those attacks when he feels like he's drowning and can't get any oxygen. Managed to calm him down and on more medication before the hospice nurse came by for an emergency visit. We've made some changes - he's now in a hospital bed, has a potty chair by the bed. His doctor wanted a chest x-ray, so a company was contacted which performs home x-rays. They paid us a visit last night. Michael's not doing well, folks. He confided to me that he asked God to take him home. Please keep him in your prayers.

My brother and nephew came over yesterday to tear down the king-sized bed in our bedroom to make more room for the new bed and equipment. They also cranked up the snowblower and helped Andrea clear the walk and driveway of snow....which was snow-covered again this morning. Ugh! But, I'm soooooooo grateful for Jimmy and his family's help and love. Jimmy phones me nearly every night to ask how things are going.

Keep warm and safe!

Love ya,
Cathy

6 comments:

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I wish I was closer to give you a hug. You're a wonderful woman and I'm keeping all of you in my prayers.

Moneik said...

Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. It's so nice to have family willing to help out when you need it. Hugs.

Bella said...

My heart goes out to you. I went through this 12 years ago with my husband and can understand what you're going through. I'll keep you and Michael in my prayers.

Cindy said...

I'm glad that you are feeling better, this crud going around is no fun. I'm keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Michele said...

Hooray for good brothers. I have one, too - although my mom is still in pretty good health, he's her primary caregiver, and he does a great job. It makes the other stuff a little easier to bear knowing there's someone who's got your back. My Memaw had IPF, and it's simply a horrible disease. I admire your strength in this time.

Linda and Piwacket said...

I'm reading this days later than I should be, Cathy. I think of you and your family constantly. Sometimes words are just not enough.