Sunday, February 19, 2012


 The weekend has been spent trying to get everything ready for all of the doctor visits. They want to give him an iron infusion in between the doctor visits. My daughter brought up a good point. She asked why the last one didn't raise his blood sugar. Maybe there was a problem. I hadn't really  thought about that aspect but she is right everyone that we have gotten before has sent his blood sugars off the chart to where they wouldn't read on his meter other then to say hi. I know I feel like I have a big stress overload. 
Our middle grandson has the junk that is going around. When he doesn't even want to talk on the phone. You know he is sick. 
They are all out of school tomorrow. The older two's mom and dad don't have to work either. It will be nice they don't have to find a baby sitter. Our youngest one was spending the night with his other grandparents so he didn't have to get up early in the morning. He was going to work in the train room with his grandpa. He was telling me how his daddy  fractured a rib in his back. He went backwards on the black ice. He didn't want to go forward with his son in front of him. He didn't turn on the porch light or he might have been able to tell better that it was black ice. I am beginning to think he has become accident prone. He is really sore, but there is nothing they can do for him other then pain pills and muscles relaxers. The house is quiet with hubby asleep. He is getting to look like the white of his t-shirt.  He doesn't have any energy with the blood counts being low.
This is the picture of the saying on my latest tea towel that I just finished. I thought the saying was kinda cute because you don't see many things like it. I am trying to decide what I want to take with me to work on while I am at the doctor's offices.  It will take the majority of the day when he gets his iron infusion. 
The first appointment is with our primary to decide the next course of action. I know we are living on borrow time, but I don't want to accept that as of yet. He has so many strikes against him and we have been through so very much. We are starting the 13th year since he has gotten sick.  A long time. We still have two years to go before we reach our 50th wedding anniversary.  I would like to make it to him.  We just keep praying for each day that we get and God gives me the strength to get through whatever I have to do. I know I just have to keep very busy so that I don't have time to dwell on what is going on with him. I will be in and out this next week.  You all have a good week.


Debby said...

Prayers and ((((((HUGS))))). You have a good spirit for all that you are facing.

Elaine said...

Warms hugs to you..being a caregiver and a loving spouse takes it toll.. ( I know) I hope you make it to 50 years...

romance-of-roses said...

Oh my gosh Shirley, I certainly will keep you and hubby in my prayers. I completely understand all you are going through. 13 years is a long time, 11 for me. I pray you and your sweet hubby make it to your 50th. Blessings and hugs...Lu

sweet violets said...

Prayers and good thoughts go with you....hugs...cleo

Char said...

You are all in my prayers Shirley. May the Lord walk with you and keep you in his arms as you go about your week.
One day at a time, no more than that, you will find the strength.
Thinking of you always with love and prayer,

Cinderella Moments said...

My poor Shirley. I feel your heart aches all the way here. 13 years is a long time to be sick. Your poor husband. He's very lucky to have such a wonderful woman standing by him though. I hope things go as well as can be expected. Take care of yourself too sweet Shirley.
hugs and prayers,

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hi honey
Sorry your going through all of this but know I am thinking and praying for you all.
Love your tea towel. How funny! I keep thinking maybe that is what I am doing wrong is not drinking yet.
Just thinking of you and wanted to come by and say hello from Texas
Love ya