Friday, August 29, 2014

Updates

Whew - what a busy season it has been.  I've missed you all so.  I'm in the fourth month of staying at my aunt's, she's still not back to work, still using the wheelchair - although she's getting around a bit with the walker.

And now an update on mum.  On my last post, I mentioned that she had an appointment with the dentist - he found a bone infection in her jaw.  The next day, I took her to the foot doctor, and he sent her right off to emergency.  The infection from her foot has gone into the bone.

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And there she stayed for the next four days, 60 miles from my aunt, who fell again and went to the hospital near her on the same day as mum.

The same week saw the end of my job.  And I got rear-ended.

Mum is now out of the hospital.  She's staying at my aunt's, I'm so happy to have them in the same place - she has to have IV infusions of antibiotics every. single. day.  Saturday and Sunday included.  Maybe it's a good thing I'm not working?  Also, she has no pulse in her foot, and will probably have to have surgery to open the artery.   Our beach trip is on  hold indefinitely.

And this, my dear friends, is why I have been so quiet, and not emailing or visiting you.  The only time I have is in the early mornings, when I'm at the clinic with mum, but there's no internet there.  Instead, I sew, sitting in the car....

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and I do admit, it makes for a very peaceful morning.  It takes 3 hours for her infusions.  Three hours to drink my coffee, pray, and enjoy my needle slipping through the fabric.

We also had a birthday recently, I no longer am the mum of a teenager!  Sam turned 20.

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How come he gets older and I don't?

I had better finish this, I smell something delicious from the kitchen....buffalo meatloaf....I do love buffalo meat!  Yum!  And I don't have to cook, can't beat that.  Take care my friends, I hope to see you soon, I'm very anxious to get back to my sewing and blogging - I MISS YOU SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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A foggy morning but the coffee helped



30 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I sure hope your Aunt and mom feel better soon, that is a long time for you to be the main caretaker. Time for you to get a break so you can take care of yourself. I love that fabric you are using, looks fun and glad to see you are making time to relax and stitch.

Debbie

sunny said...

Perhaps it's time to go to Nursing School? Your life sounds crazy. I' glad you're able to find a little quiet time for yourself. Come back to blogland when you can. And good luck to Mum and Aunt for recovery and good health. Hugs and prayers.

paulette said...

Well what to say to ALL THAT?! All I can say is after receiving all those lemons, you are going to be drinking some fantastic lemonade and the sooner the better! Hang in there kiddo and keep smiling!!
Big HUG!
P

Jenny of Elefantz said...

You cannot miss me as much as I miss you! ((((Hugs)))))
Praying always for you and the family, and need you to hug your mum from me. x
Sam is twenty!! Oh my goodness...Allie-girl, where have the years gone?? My, he's a looker, too. ;-)
Love you my dear, dear friend. xxxx

Brenda said...

Good to hear from you! Sorry your mom and aunt are having such health problems. Hope both are back on their feet soon! Keep stitching, better than therapy! My youngest turned 27 this year so you must be very young!

Nancy J said...

Stitching, praying, and even though not at home, some time for you alone, Caring thoughts for your Mum and Aunt, the looker-sfterer needs care too, and if it does go on for a long time, the harder it is. I speak from 9 years of experience with both in-laws. Not the hard physical work, but the constancy of another to care for. Hugs, coffee on a foggy morning is the best. JeanXX

Terra said...

Oh dear, what an eventful several months you are having; your mom and aunt, the end of your job, a car accident! I hope the next months will be smooth sailing for you. Congrats to your son on turning 20.

desertskyquilts said...

Your poor mom! And poor you! Life has not been kind, but maybe you are right - maybe it's a good thing not to have to worry about work right now, with all the care-taking. Your mom and your aunt are lucky to have you there. How many times I have wondered how my children can be middle-aged when I'M still middle-aged! Loved the sneak peek of your stitchery! I do hope things get easier for you - all of you - soon. I'll be looking for the next update. Prayer is the glue that holds us together.

joan said...

I am certain there will be rainbow your way for all your devotion to your mum and aunt.Thoughts and prayers. Hugs

KaHolly said...

You certainly have your hands full. You must have the patience of Jove, bless your heart. Hoping your mom and your aunt get well soon....I know it seems like it's been forever, but you'll never regret spending this time giving of yourself. You'll look back on it someday and it will bring a smile to your heart.

Terry said...

Wow! Life is sure throwing you some curve balls lately! At least you're getting some sewing done! :0)

Karen said...

My goodness! Things have happened since you last posted. I hope your mother and aunt get back going full speed again soon, your car repaired, a new job if you want it, and lots of stitching time for you.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow Allie, you sure have had your hands full. So sorry for all your troubles. But I know the Lord sustains you. Have a blessed weekend!

Martha said...

You are the best daughter and niece ever, and an example for us all. I sure hope as we move into fall that things settle down for you, and your mom and aunt continue to recover. Glad that you have been able to find some time for sewing -- even if it is in a parking lot :)

Sandra :) said...

WOW that is one event-filled post - you must just take a breath every morning and dive in because - what else can you do?! I hope things settle down for you, and that your mom and aunt do well! Funny how your son got older but you didn't - I like that new math - it works well in our favour! ;)

Shasta Matova said...

You and your excuses - there is no acceptable excuse for not visiting me! Just kidding. I can't imagine having to deal with so many things all at once. I do hope that things are settling down, and your aunt and mother are healing quickly. {{hugs}}

Mary-Kay Colman said...

I hope your mom and your aunt both have a speedy recovery. Thank God that you are there to help. Your stitching looks beautiful, from what I could see of it. I can't wait to see the whole thing.

Fiona said...

a lot on your plate at the moment Allie .... a big hugz for you my friend...
Hugz

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Oh dear....it seems you need a clone or 12 arms. I don't even know what to say because it seems to all pile on at one time like that with no rhyme or reason. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. Please, please, please let me know if I can help in any way. No one needs to be alone with all of that stress.

Major Giant Hugs,
Kelly

Wendy B said...

oh Allie-girl....your year sounds just like mine!!! Doctors and hospitals and little else. and it continues here with a hospital visit for hubby next friday to have 7 teeth removed due to abcesses poisoning his blood (well at least we hope that's the cause!) My boy will be 20 soon too and no more teen tantrums!!!! But youre right....how do they get older when we stay so young!!??!! *wink* Thank God we are blessed with the ability to stitch is all I can say......chin up honey.....thoughts and prayers are never far away! xoxoxoxoxoxo sugary sweet ones :o)

West Michigan Quilter said...

Allie, I'm so sorry to hear about all your problems. You certainly have your hands full. My prayers are with you and your Mum and your aunt. Feel that...it's me giving you a big hug. C.

Karen Schurr said...

Allie! What a journey you're having! I agree with everyone that its probably a good thing to be free to nurse your mum and auntie. God Bless your heart. I'll be praying for all of you, and anxiously awaiting your return, but please take all the time you need. Hugs.

Michelle said...

So sorry Allie. Omigosh, your mom and aunt are lucky to have you. Glad you are able to find some peaceful moments.

Debra Graham said...

So sorry to hear your Mom and Aunt are having health problems but glad you find some solitude in your stitching and your faith.

Soggibottom said...

Happy birthday Sam. My word seen you grow up over the years.
Hey mom, your never gonna age.
Lots of love and hope your mom and Aunt get well soon.
Ups and downs Allie... take care mate :-) x x x

Carrie P. said...

Oh, my goodness! Your poor mama.
So sorry to hear you got rear ended too but glad you are ok.
I pray all that is the end of bad stuff for you all.
Hugs

B J Elder said...

You have your hands full! What a blessing you are to your aunt and your mom. I'm glad you have those few hours each morning to yourself, those are so needed. This is just a minor detour in life, soon you will be back to being able to do your creating and blogging. Take care.

Val Spiers said...

I hope your mum and aunt are better soon. You are such a lovely lady to look after them so well. Sorry about your job. Dare I say things can only get better from now on. Look after yourself.

O'faigh said...

Hello Allie, I have just caught up with your post. I am so sorry to hear about your Aunt and Mum.We all have our troubles, some triplefold. Take care of you, Mum and Auntie. Hugs, Lyn

Karen Schurr said...

Wow, what a weeK! Here's to a much easier time of it from here on out. So happy to see you back in the blogosphere :) Hugs.

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