Mom promised us when the New Years started she would concentrate on OUR blog and make the blog about US. Well, that resolution went right down the drain yesterday, and now she is embarrassed for even posting her little post. She knows in her heart that prayers are not wasted, and that prayers always help. Maybe not in the way expected but they are answered. What she really meant was she had hoped she had not wasted valuable prayers on silly things like, praying she would find her work keys in time, or that the light would stay green. Those prayers are great when they work out.
Yesterday was a hard day. We are sharing it with you, and then we are going to try to just go back to blogging about us, the three little pugs, and 951 cats, and Jim our little giraffe. Its funnier and easier....
So furst grandma had to go fast to the hospital because the left side of her face swelled up into a hard big knot. The doc did a ultrasound, to see what it could be, and we are waiting on those results, since she just got done with a bad round of chemo (32 days ago) mom is hoping it has something to do with it causing some inflammation but it seems our mind always goes to those dark places. They told us the results would not be back until MONDAY!!
Then, while grandma was at the hospital (moms brother took her, thank goodness he was at home, cos mom was on her way to Iowa City wif dad) our grandpa who takes a blood thinner started bleeding really bad. He called mom's brother who had to bring grandma back fast and get grandpa and rush him to the ER. After being at the hospital for the afternoon, the only thing they could figure out that could have caused that amount of bleeding was either, the weather, stress or some food he ate. We think stress. So grandpa is back home, not needing a transfusion thank goodness, but if it starts again he has to go right back. Blood thinners are nothing to mess around with.
Then, Dad saw his doc. Furst he saw a almost doctor because it is a teaching hospital, and he was talking about sending dad back to work on light duty. Mom and Dad were pretty surprised cos dad cannot even drive yet. AND Mom reminded him that Dad has never seen any doc about his bad arm yet. OH YEAH they must have forgotten that he needs to see the shoulder doctor. So the almost doc. did some tests wif dad and noticed his left side is weaker than his right, and that he still has low back pain. Um???? So when the real doc finally got there, he did more tests on Dads back and his arm, and sent him back down to XRAY to check to see if he has a broken shoulder.....well mom had some smoke coming out of her ears, cos she could not imagine walking around for 3 months with a unattended broken bone. Luckily no broken bone, but the spine doc said dad has to see the arm doc before he can start back on light duty. He also has to have some intensive PT for his back to get stronger. We are thinking now it may be 4-6 more weeks, before light duty starts. Dad did get cleared for driving as long as he is not taking any pain killers, and slowly weaning himself off the back brace.
So that was the main conversation on the way home, it is a 2 hr. drive, so it gave mom and dad a lot of alone time...lol..........but when they walked into the door the phone was ringing, Mom thought it was Iowa City calling with dads arm doc appt. but it was the almost doc calling to say the radiologist when he looked at the xray found something. Mom was thinking IT WAS BROKEN, but Brian the almost doc said no, they found something in Dads lungs and he has to go for a cat scan this morning.
Well, by that time, mom had fallen over the cliff, landed on a brier patch, and just started crying. I mean, what else could she to do. To much in one day to comprehend. So that is why she started to worry about praying for silly things and using up her prayer allotment. But Mary Ann her good friend told her on the phone, there is no such thing, as using up your prayers, and mom was safe to pray about anything she needed to ...from the TRIVAL to the BIG. So Mary Ann, helped settle Mom down.
So this explains our post last night. Mom has broken her resolution to keep our blog light and funny, but we will try not to always go to the worry and dark side. We know lots of families on our blog are struggling with scary issues, and need your prayers, and ours.
We hope Dads lung nodule is just a speck of dust, and that Grandma's knot is nothing, and that Grandpa stops stressing out and stays healthy. We pray.