June 29, 2008

Everyone has been asking about Bug... and he is here with me... he doesn't care too much for th hot hot heat.. but he does being able to go out and play in a fenced yard... the first picture is of him having a ice cream treat and he loved it, he even knew to eat the cone. The second picture is of Bug and Joey.. they are always running like crazy... then they crash like this. sooo cute.

Can you believe that another month is almost gone. Wow We did make it to 103 degrees.. I had forgotten what that felt like.. it was just too hot to be outside.. my sisters lawn man usually comes over in the after noon and mows her lawn.. needless to say...he came by and said it was just way too hot.. which we didn't blame him at all.

Mom ended up having a really rough night last night... she was so sick.. and this morning she wasn't feeling the greatest either. I think she really wanted to go to the ER last night.. but then she said she would wait a little while. She slept very well and later today she started perking up pretty good.. I hope she is still going to want to go home to Seaside with us.

I was sitting outside in Florence's back yard and it was 10pm and 85 degrees... and a slight breeze and I closed my eyes and memories came flooding back to me.. it was so sweet.. It felt like the hot nights we would have when we lived on W 21st in Kennewick. I remember Robert and I laying together in the hammock by the pool.. I loved that it felt so good to go back to that place even if it was only for a moment.

We are spending the night again at my sisters... but I think we will go home tomorrow late afternoon.. I think mom likes to be in her own house I know how that is when you don't feel good. I think that it will be a bit cooler starting Tuesday.

June 28, 2008

ok... really... enough...

Today is so hot that I have a headache... I am really tired.. I am getting sleep but maybe it isn't good sleep I don't know... but then it could be the heat also, since I have moved to the coast I just cant tolerate the heat so much anymore.

Mom is having a better day today... she has gotten around more but also sleeps a little more I suppose that can be the heat for her also. Her and I are going to go to my sister Florence's house to night.. where she has central AC.. I am sure we will sleep much better.

My sister Florence took mom over to see her husband today so I am going through clothes etc, to see what mom will take with her to the coast. The puppies.. mine and my sisters were running and playing now they are sound asleep I am sure the heat gets to them also.

Robert called me from Hillsboro to tell me his car was 106 when he got in it... and when he got to 60 mph it cooled to 103 he is thrilled to be heading back to the coast.

I hope everyone is doing well ... stay out of the heat drink LOTS of water.

June 27, 2008

Checking in...

First thank you to everyone for the wonderful notes and prayers and emails.. I am sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner.. it has been very busy since I arrived in Washington. To those of you asking... you do NOT have to join anything to leave a comment... and ignore the url thing when you sign in under your name.. you can put your name or not.. do what ever is easiest.

When I first arrived here my mother and her husband were in the hospital together... but in separate rooms... and they didn't know each other were there. If we would have told her husband he would have called her room non stop, and she was too sick. My siblings were running back and forth from room to room. The Dr. was awesome, he did everything to make things easier on everyone.

I have no concept of what happened when... the days kind of blend into one another. I slept at the hospital for 3 or 4 nights... 3 of them in a chair... not comfortable... the 3rd or 4th night they found a little couch bed thing.. (lol sorry) I don't know what to call it. I was a little afraid to go to sleep laying down because I knew I would go into a deeper sleep, sure enough... I went to sleep and mother got up at 3am and decided to go to the bathroom all by her self with tubes and all.. and.... she fell... all heck broke loose... I flew up off the cot... and three nurses came running.. yikes... needless to say the next day she was a bruised mess.

Also while she was in there her husband was released from the hospital and taken to Hospice House.. they did get to be together for a couple of hours before he left.

She was finally were released to go home and mother really was feeling pretty good... she insisted in going out to the back yard the next day... everything went well until it was time to come in... she lost her balance and pushed me back and I was trying to hang on to her.. thank GOD I am packing a few extra pounds... I twisted so she would not hit her head on the cement... and metal pipe she was heading for... so I hit my arms and my ribs. I am fine.. a bit bruised... after the shock of it all and we settled down and my brother Mike came out to pick us both up off the ground it was quite comical in a sad way.

She has good days and bad days... but over all better than I thought... she wanted to go see her husband a couple of days ago so my sister and I took her.. we put her in the car and she said she wanted to do it herself.. my sister and I were talking and we looked over and there was mother lying on the driveway where she just fallen out of the car.. NOT AGAIN.. I told her she wasn't leaving our side... she just wasn't stable enough. Roberts mother loaned us her walker and mom moaned and whined about it forever.. and I told her it would make her feel more secure... well finally she saw that it did and she is doing so well with it. I know she truly hates feeling like she can not take care of her self.

She made the Dr. tell her how long she had and he told her that it could be a month maybe two. She is telling everyone a year or two... I don't know if she is doing that on purpose or is confused... but I asked her what she thinks he said and she told me a month.. so I am not sure what that was about. We did talk about her proving them wrong.. I pray about it.

All of my siblings have been wonderful, everyone is a little stressed and doing as well as they can. Everyone is trying to go to Hospice and see her husband and see her so needless to say they are tired. Both my sisters and I took mom out for Chinese food yesterday and she really enjoyed that very much .. her real first outing.

Today was her husbands 80th birthday so everyone went over and took balloons and cake and cupcakes and Hospice also got him a cake and balloons. Mother really had a rough start to the day so her Dr appt and all the running around we did kicked her butt so we had to leave after a hour and a half .. and it doesn't help that it is 400 degrees here... lol.. no joke... I am melting. Mother who is always cold (like you Phyllis) told me she was actually hot today. Pray we get relief from the weather this weekend.. it is going to be 106. I might have to jump in the Columbia River.

My sister was scheduled to come to my home in Seaside for a week.. and the fact that I am here we weren't sure what was going to happen... but Mom said she really would like to go to Seaside... so we asked my brother what he thought and her Dr.. and he said go for it. So now it will be my two sisters my brother in law...my niece and my mom... and then I received a phone call from my son and his wife and they said they want to come down... we said ok,.. the more the merrier.

My mothers Brothers and Sister were here and that was nice... she really enjoyed their visits.

I am missing my Hubby... and Seaside.. and do I ever appreciate it and the non 100 degree weather.

Thank you so much for all the love you are sending our way.

This is a photo I took of mom and her baby Angel... they missed each other so much.. The hospital told us to bring her to mom in her room.. but mom was excited to get outside so they had a great visit in the garden of the hospital.

I had to show you the Hydrangeas that Roberts sister Myra sent to my mom.. Robert and I actually planted these in our back yard... and She and her hubby bought our house from us when we left Washington... very cool.

June 11, 2008

How do you say goodbye to your mom...

I am having a hard day... I am suppose to be heading to Washington in the morning, and I have been struggling to get myself going.

My mom is very ill and leaving us soon.. how do you say goodbye :(

My heart hurts.