Friday, November 30, 2007
The cold weather has arrived. It finally feels better to me at my MIL's.
How is everything going? Things are getting close for my MIL. Her kidneys are failing and she is confused at times. We are not able to walk her as much so we have a commode by the bed. She has a large tumor on her side that has doubled in size in a week. With its growth her pain has gotten worse so we have her on morphine now which is helping. The only thing she hasn't lost is her appetite but she doesn't want anything nutritious. Potato chips, chocolate, lemon muffins, popcorn she chows down. Home made black bean soup with ham, chicken and noodles homemade, no way, give me the chocolate. Woman after my own heart. If I knew I was dying it would be bring on the cheesecake and did you say chocolate? Yummy.
We haven't heard from the BIL in over a month but apparently he called the social worker yesterday. She is going to call him today and then call us. He probably wants to just see if she has died and if he has anymore money coming. He has probably gone through the money he got the first time. Sadly my MIL wants to call him tonight. No matter what he does to her she still, even nows worries about him. She can't believe he hasn't called. She doesn't know he called the social worker yet. We are waiting to see what he wants first.
So Tuesday I was grabbing the dog as she was being rowdy. My ring hooked on her collar and something popped in my finger. Immediately I knew it was going to be bad. It swelled up so fast I couldn't get the ring off. I soaked it in ice water and elevated it all night. We couldn't go to the hospital because I can't leave my MIL alone and didn't think I could drive as my hand hurt so much. So the next day a volunteer sat with her and we went up. My finger was so swollen I felt like it would pop. Pain, well you can imagine. The pressure was unreal. They cut my ring off as there was no way it was coming off and my finger was being strangled. The finger or the ring.....bye ring. My favorite one also but fortunately not expensive. It wasn't broken thank goodness and they also did a chest X ray since my ribs are still hurting. No pneumonia, just pleurisy. Then to top it off the dog dumped very hot coffee on my lap and I have a 2nd degree burn on my leg. Poor Rick, not much help with the lifting as I was. My back is out also. I am giving moral support and cooking. Pretty good cooking if I must admit also. The black bean soup was excellent even if my MIL didn't like we both were most impressed with me. I may learn how to do this yet.
So things are going just peachy, LOL. I put my shop on vacation mode. It is just to hard to get here to check the computer. I might lose some sells but so be it. My heart just isn't into it much right now anyway.
My MIL is at peace with whats coming. She just hopes it hurries up as she is tired. It has been a long road for us all.
Last but not least. Ricks doc was so happy with how he turned out and he got off the heart med he hated. Happy happy joy joy. Now to work on his blood pressure and get him off that med and he will be a new man. I think that will be down the road though.
Take care all. I miss everyone and reading the journals. I might download the AOL on my laptop and use it at my MIL's. It would be dial up which I am so spoiled but that is better then nothing. I have been reading some good books though. Ta.
Posted by Julie at 10:25 AM