Tuesday, December 11, 2007

on line at MIL's

  I downloaded AOL at my MIL's so I can be on-line occasionally.  I called in to work tonight.  Things are not going well and I needed to be here.  Emotionally and to help.  We are now having trouble controlling the pain tonight so I am the best at not being afraid to medicate her as much as she needs.  Also she just is limp so moving her takes both of us.  She is very restless so I am awake while Rick sleeps.  It is best 2 do shifts.  Now with my computer I can keep busy as TV just doesn't interest me much.  Too many commercials which just drive me nuts.  It is a wonder I haven't thrown something through the screen.  It is worse then when I gave up TV 7 years ago.

   Anyway, not much to say but wanted to let you know.  I can get on the computer at night when I am sure no one will call.  I am spoiled by cable.  I had forgotten how slow dial up is.

14 comments:

nightmaremom said...

Hugs to you and your family.. sending good thoughts and lots of prayers.
d

sharonna1955 said...

hope you talked to aol about using dial up my daughter used it from her bf on my account and i got a hundred dollar bill

sharonna1955 said...

i pay 10.95 a month so she can use dial up from other locations on my account

carrotlife said...

Julie- thought and prayers coming your way. you are such a blessing to your family at this time, as difficult as it is.
~Cathy

cacklinrosie101 said...

Sending prayers your way.  Hope your MIL doesn't continue to suffer.  Chris

jckfrstross said...

praying for you and Rick and your MIL

Deb

kirkbyj05 said...

Dear Julie
I am praying for you and Rick to have enough strength to see Betty through her passing.  I know it is taking a toll on you all now and God Love her she is in such discomfort! I will pray that her passing is quick now for her sake.  May God bless her and help her on her way 'home'.
Sending you my prayers for her comfort and your strength.
You are in my thoughts daily.
Take care
God Bless you all.
Jeanie xxx

kirkbyj05 said...

p.s. Please take care in all this ice and snow that you are getting!!!!  I worry about you.
Jeanie xxx

madcobug said...

I am glad that you have a few minutes to take a short break and do your entry. This can really wear a body down in body and mind. You need a diversion every once in a while. I pray that your's and Ricks backs hold out. I know you have to turn a person every two hours to prevent bed sores. That can take a lot out of you. You have to do this is order not to scare them so that is hard to do since you really need two people to do this. Rolling them on a draw sheet really helps doesn't it. I am glad that you can give her the meds she needs to help keep the pain at bay. Hugs, Helen

xxroxymamaxx said...

I'm so sad for you all.  Gosh i wish I could just give you a big hug cause I know how hard it is to go through what you all are going through.  sigh.  Love you.  Prayers and GBU, Shelly

inquestoftruth said...

((((Julie)))) I hope and pray you and Rick are holding up ok.    Is the ice storm keeping BIL away a bit longer?
~Meg

springangel235 said...

My prayers continue for your MIL and for all of you...keep us updated the best you can...many hugs and love,
Joyce

lanurseprn said...

I'm glad you have your computer there, even if it is on dial up. It's MUCH better than TV...I totally agree with you on that.
Keeping your family in my prayers.
Pam

rdautumnsage said...

Keeping you and Rick and your MIL in my prayers on the smoke! Glad your able to get on at night. As for your BIL , sorry but I can't think of a more disgusting human being. He's more useless now that he's needed more. Your in my thoughts hon! (Hugs) Indigo