I think it was maybe a half hour or so after I posted Friday's post when our "nothing at all to do" week-end took a major spin. My hubby got a call from his sister that his dad was quite ill and had been rushed to the emergency room where his heart had all but stopped. My husband took off for Arizona as fast as he could, and I decided to stay behind not knowing what might end up going on with my mom etc. As it turned out they put in a pace maker on his dad's heart early on Sat. morning. He is doing MUCH better and got out of the hospital on Sun afternoon. My husband took him home, stocked up on groceries for him, did all of his laundry, vacuumed his little house, and picked up his prescriptions. Then his sister will arrive there some time this afternoon from South Dakota and my hubby will come home. She will stay a few days until he is totally back on his feet. He is 83 years old and has been in excellent health up to this point, so I am hoping of course this is just a small bleep in the road, and all will continue to go well. It is soo difficult to have aging parents. Especially when they live close to 5 hours away as Jeff's dad does. His dad has refused to move every time we have approached him with this possibility (even though he is near NO family where he is), but who knows, maybe he will change his mind. Meanwhile, I ended up picking up my little grandson Jeffie to stay and keep me company. And what wonderful company he was. We read books, watched TV, and he helped me cook and clean the fish bowl, water, haha, etc. On Sat. afternoon we met my sister and her daughter at the bargain theater and saw a movie. I got to see my sister's daughter's new baby which was a treat as I have only seen him a couple of times since he was born last May. It was soooo hot and humid it was a pleasant escape. When we came out it was thundering and occasionally sprinkling, and was 107 degrees! Just horrid out....sigh. We did a little shopping after that and went home. On Sun we got up and drove down to San Diego for church. It was just soo good, and the message was again VERY appropriate for me. After lunch we headed over to James and Larissa's house so that the kids could play for awhile. Larissa made positively delicious chicken enchilada's from a recipe from Skinny Kitchen I believe she called it. Whatever they were, I LOVED them. We stayed later than we usually do, as the kids were having such a good time. I had bought the girls some new dresses while we shopped on Sat. as I was at Gymboree's outlet and I just couldn't resist. They just have the cutest things. I managed to get a couple of Donatella modeling her new ensemble, and I will show you those in a moment. After we finally got back home Sun night, Jeffie and I watched the original Karate Kid movie before we turned in for the night. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed that movie. THEN!! At 7 am this morning, I got a call from one of my sisters and mom has had yet another seizure. It was a little different and a little stronger than her others, (probably because of being off the medication now) and my sister ended up calling the paramedics and she was taken back to the hospital again. I decided to take Jeffie home early figuring I might end up having to go up to the hospital. As it turned out they have already released her and she is on her way home. I will call soon and see how she is doing. This is all sooo overwhelming. It is just so difficult to know what the right thing to do is. She is to see a new neurologist on Friday, so guess we will see what he has to say. One day at a time is all we can do. I have decided to look for the blessings in this whole mess. They really were not hard to find. First of all if my FIL had not been sick with a virus, he may not have become sick enough to go to the hospital where his heart problem was discovered and quickly treated. My hubby got there IN TIME to see his dad before surgery. My FIL is already home and doing great. I had lots of one on one time with my sweet Jeffie, and this might have been the last time we would have had the opportunity before school starts next week. My mom continues to do great in the regaining of her strength and thinking abilities, and while the seizure was scary, it was over quickly and did not have to have another hospital stay. Pretty good huh? Sooo, hopefully the rest of this day will be uneventful, and if I get the chance, and am feeling creative, I may work on the swag to go over my mother's bed. Hope you all have a good day!
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