Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly ...

I am home tonight and spent the evening with my cousin, Karmalee, who has just moved here from Laramie to be near her parents. Her Dad, Lee, and my Mom are brother and sister. Karmalee is going to be staying here, watching over the pets, the house, and the gardens. It's another blessing and perfect fit ... I can breathe again. Ruby's second cousins, Lacey, a Border Collie Healer Mix, and Fat Boy, a Lab Rottweiler Mix, were welcomed with open paws. BTW ... this Rottweiler is too fine. He loves me but he loves Ruby more. Lacey is a precious luv pup and is named after my Great Uncle Lacey ... I think ... therefore it must be true. I leave in the morning at 5 to snatch Karen from the hospital and drive her to Omaha ... I'll get to see the sunrise and perhaps have a Skywatch Friday post. If not, I will have a sense of everything at home being just fine.

Speaking of which ... Karen spearheaded a team of Prairie Chicks to work with her here at the house yesterday and finish getting us settled in for Ron's return home and my sanity. Nyla, Cheryl, and Ashlee totally knocked it out of the park ... well ... out of the POD, and into the house, cleaning, dusting, and organizing along the way. Girls Rock !!!

Ron had a terrible night. His restlessness and attempts to get out of bed triggered, in my opinion, too much sedative and too much pain medication. He slept the day away, missed therapy and all three meals. Night time "freakies" are very common with hospital patients in general, but particularly with head injury. I am an expert in the "head injury" field now ... ask me anything ... I double dare you. He also has a slight fever so they are doing a blood work up tonight and I will know more about that in the morning. Prayers please. Of course, we are all expecting him to wake in the morning and say, "Hey! What's going on" ? Sorry I have nothing acceptable, photowise, to post. I may have some video in the works though ... don't ask.


  1. Girls DO rock! You are so lucky to have so much help, what a blessing.
    Terrible to hear he has bad nights....too many meds can really backfire.
    Wishing him the best...

  2. God bless you and Ron and your extended family and friends. You are coping so well in the midst of the chaos and strangeness of being thrown into this situation. No worries about photos, please!

    Yes, prayers about the fever. I don't know if you saw this on Diane Walker's blog (or mine, when I "borrowed" it), but here is a present for you, from the Compline service in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer:

    "Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous, and all for your love's sake. Amen."
    Sending love.

  3. Hang in there sweetie. It's always darkest before the dawn. Boyfriend will be home before you know it!

    Love and hugs are zooming from Georgia to South Dakota right now!