Sunday, November 30, 2008

I'm a few days behind!!!

Well where do begin... Mom is back in the hospital. We took her back in Thursday morning. She had a rough night with her oxygen concentrator. It would not stay running right. She ended up in the ICU again but this time just on a BiPAP aides in breathing but is not invasive.

Her numbers indicate she had a heart she was transfered to another hospital with doctors that have no bedside mannor what so ever. But at least her heart doctor is on the case so I guess I can over look that. The game plan is to see if medication will treat her and add another lead to her pacemaker.

Even with all the stress of what happened we still had a nice thanksgiving and I didn't seem to mind the fact that I was up for over thirty hours.

We went north on Friday and did some "black Friday" Shopping. It really wasn't that bad. We then went to the nursing home that Lee's grandpa is in to see him. He looks much better than the last time I seen him. We ate a Burger King and the kids played...Kenny got stuck at the top and Rachele just left him...another little girl helped him down. He still had fun.

We decided to drive to Huron Lake and see it. It was very nice. Much calmer than I expected for a big lake. We took some pictures but I'm at work so it will be a little while before I can post those. On our ride home we saw a heard of deer (about 50). I have never seen so many deer in one spot before.

I think I have told you all everything I wanted to say. Happy blogging!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Doing Better and HOME!!

Okay so mom is better. She came off the ventilator late Friday afternoon. She spent the rest of the day in the ICU and was transfered out during the night because she was the healthiest one and they needed her bed. She spent a few more days in the hospital and went home on Wednesday after another move in the middle of the night.

She is so glad to be home for thanksgiving. We have a big meal planned and lots of fun. I hope she will finally quit smoking...but at this point I'm not sure it will do her any good. She has been a smoker for 50 years...and she is only 63. I should call the temple and put her name in for prayers because I need help...

Hope all have a wonderful TURKEY DAY!!! Enjoy the parade.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

No Sleep blog!!!

I posted my great pic from Emily's tag game before donig this post.

Over the past two days I have gotten about six hours of sleep. I called my dad because my sister sent me an e-mail giving funeral arrangements for my cousin who is only three years older than me....big shock. Anyways I get the details as they know them and he asks me what I'm doing either tonight or tomorrow (meaning Tuesday and Wednesday). I said well I have to work tomorrow but nothng now what's up? He then says my mom looks bad and he wants me to come over and listen to her lungs and see if I can tell what's going on. Of course I say I'll be right over. I kiss the kids and Lee and head out the door. I get to my parents house and see my mom slumped on the couch but still some what coherant. I take my coat off and listen to her and can hear nothing but a little air movement at the top of her lungs. So I tell dad she needs to go to the ER. She says no, I say now, dad says I'll call 911 if you don't go willingly. So my brother in law carries her to the car and off we go. Long story short....

She is in the ICU on a ventilator. Her blood pressure (when we left) was somewhat stable and she was responding to pain finally. I am so stressed and I can't sleep.

From the results of her tests I really believe if she had not gone to the ER she would be gone. Her CO2 levels were 130 and normal is 35-45. Anyways I might be out of touch for a bit...and thats why.

Six Pix Tag!!!

Rule: the Sixth picture in your sixth folder. This was a chanllange for me because most of my photos are in adobe and they don't do folders. Okay I used the fifth folder because the ones in my sixth were actually movies from my camera.
My sisters wedding Feb. 13, 2006. Very good day.

Tag: Anna, Shanna, Beth, and Esther.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Grateful Sunday!! Borrowing from Emily

As I reflect on the lovely weather that we are having. I am so grateful that I'm sick. No really I am.
I'm grateful that my husband took the kids outside so I could rest peacefully.
I'm so grateful that every Sunday we get a call from Rachele's school giving us a heads up on the up coming week.
I'm grateful that I don't have the ER tonight because I think it might get busy with this weather.
I'm grateful that I had a missionary moment yesterday at work and even had a Book of Mormon for the person to look at and she even said she would look for the copy she already has at home.
I am grateful for my family and friends.
I am grateful for many other things also but at the time I can't think of them so....

Happy snow weather to all.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Quick update!!!

Lee got a 100 on his "family" project. I am so happy for him. I'm still working on getting it posted, to share with all. He has also been doing awesome in his english comp class. His last paper doesn't even need a rewrite. I am so very proud of him, mainly because he has been stressing out about this semester.

The kids are feeling better. Yeah!!!

I was told today that my work won't be able to accomedate my church schedule. On the weekends that I work I ask that I come in at 11 so I get some sleep. But we had some management changes and they can't accomedate me anymore. Oh well I guess I'll either be extremly tired at work or miss church every other week. Which really sucks because I was hoping to make it back now that the kids are better. We will see.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Still no updates!!!

Okay so I haven't updated yet...can you blame me...I've only worked 48 hours so far this week and I still have another 12 hour shift to go. Lots of over time.

I have been blog hopping. Looking on my friends blogs and checking out some of their other friends blogs. Very cool.

Rachele has been running another Kenny has one too. Thank goodness she has Monday and Tuesday off next week to try to recoporate more. Lee told me today (Friday) never to ask for another child...the kids drove him crazy while I slept. I told him I won't ask anytime soon but he will be asked for another one.

Now that I have some time I have been knitting. I love it. I thought myself when I was pregnant with Kenny but had to stop because of school. The nice thing is I can bring it to work and work on my projects between rounds of treatments. So far I have made a hat for Rachele and a scarf for my mother in law. Maybe when I update my blog I'll post pics of those.

Well my job calls me. I'm in the ICU and I'm about to get a patient from the floor that went bad... as we say here at work.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Lee's school project

Well Lee had to do a power point presentation for his computer class. So he choose the family as his subject. He did an awesome job if I do say so myself.

Once he gets it up and running (meaning turned in and graded) I'll try to post it. I will be updating the photo's at the end of my blog. He even put my blog address on his slide show, he needed to have a web address on one of the slides. So I am going to update so if people check out my blog it looks nice.