Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tough Decisions

   I am glad that I got to get away for a few days with my kids in October. They took me to Branson for staying with my 12-year-old grandson, who tells me he was going to drive me nuts before the summer is over. He doesn't, but he does make life interesting. 
  We got a wake of call when we went to see the neurologist about hubby's tremors that I  wasn't liking and wanted to know if they were related to Parkinson's which has been ruled out. That had been said more than once at the nursing home by the medical staff. To see the hands shake even using both when trying to take a drink was hard to watch. Unfortunately, it is related to his liver which is in the process of shutting down. Then to get a phone call where he refused to get out of bed and wouldn't eat breakfast or lunch.  I knew it was time to put him in hospice. It is bringing in extra eyes to watch what is going on. They will re-evaluate him in 6 months and if he hasn't shown any improvement then he will remain in hospice because we don't know when the liver is going to completely shut down. We know the portal vein is blocked and he has a blood clot in the liver. They can't put him on blood thinners because of another issue. He has so many strikes against him. His bed was like a roller coaster and uncomfortable when I went to see him.. I just wanted to see if I could get him a new bed to see if that would help with his hip that hurts so that he could sleep better and not take pain pills. Hospice  got him the new bed and a new wheelchair that will actually tilt back so his head isn't hanging down when he falls asleep in it. They were  brought in the night we had signed the paperwork.  I will be popping in and out when I have time which is limited at the present time.
    I think I will be making another baby quilt like the one above after I get through my next craft show. The baby is due in February. I know who I made it for dearly loved it.
  I tried some new tea towels to see how they would do and I sent both to a new home. I thought the black horses looked really nice on the yellow plaid. It is getting late so I need to call it a day, but I wanted to let you know what I have been doing . Prayers are greatly appreciated. Take care.

Sunday, November 6, 2016


   All I want is for people to do their job without trying to make to look like they are really busy. Standing around talking instead of helping people, who need assistance. I help if I can because I want them taken care of. 
   I have been missing for a while. I have been very busy getting ready for a couple of craft shows and doctor appointments. We know that my hubby does not have Parkinson's disease causing the tremors. Some days they are bad, but it still goes back to his liver. We know that his days are going to be numbered  but try not to think about it. He has a blood clot in his liver and the portal vein is blocked. They can't give him blood thinners because his blood is already too thin. He has been sick for a long time.
   My trees don't look like the picture which was taken last year. The leaves are just turning brown and falling off. There is some color, but not like we have had. This morning it is 39 degrees. It is no wonder people are sick because you don't know how to dress. I have been dressing in layers because by afternoon it warms up. Yesterday was beautiful football weather. Today I am going to my youngest grandson's beef burger dinner at the church. He called to remind grandma. My boys keep grandma very busy with their activities. Basketball games will be starting here before too much longer. They are having practices right now.
  I went and had lunch with nine of my classmates I graduated from college with a long time ago. We had so much fun catching up with one and another. It gave me a change of scenery that I needed. It was a beautiful day and the drive wasn't bad. I did see a wreck coming home. A guy lost control of his motorcycle and went off the road. I didn't stop because of all of the help that he had. When he went around me, he was speeding. I wondered where the highway patrol was because I wanted him pulled over for speeding.
  My youngest son is going to be 50 this month. It is beginning to make me feel old with the ages of the kids and grandkids. They tell me you are only as old as you feel some days I feel its especially if it's cool damp weather. My bones don't like that kind of weather. 
  My oldest grandson has been accepted at the tech school that he wants to attend. He just has to get his money saved and work harder to earn it.  This college is a little closer to home. He wants to work on diesel equipment  trucks, farm equipment and etc. 
  I will try to check in a little more often, but I only have two weeks between craft shows and I have to have inventory to sell. Take care Sending you hugs and prayers. You can never have too many prayers.