I just have a short time to let you know that I will probably not post again for awhile. On Wednesday my DD1 called me at work to tell me that my dad had slipped off his bed and was too weak to get up so she had to call 911 and I should meet them at the hospital! It is a little over a 2 hour drive. Of course it was my DS's first home lacrosse game too and I (of course) had "stuff" in my car that had to be at the game so that meant I had to drive home first (about 30 minutes from work). I got home threw all the "stuff" in the cooler and put it on the porch for "someone" from the team to come and get. I packed my bag (not enough stuff as it all turns out) and had to stop for gas, of course!
I *finally* managed to get the the ER in time for them to tell me that they were moving him to another hospital as there were no beds where we were. So back into the car and off to another hospital. Turns out he has a gram positive cocci lung infection. He was slightly dehydrated too. So he has been having IV fluids and antibiotics. He is doing much better but it certainly was scary while we were waiting to see what was going on.
Many of you know that my DD1 lives with my dad and my handicapped sister and this day I felt so glad that she was there to make sure he had good care. When we finally got to the hospital, I realized that he did not have his glasses, hearing aid, teeth, shoes, and wallet! That was an interesting thing! He has all those things now and seems to be healing slowly. I guess at 82 it sometimes takes more time to get better.
I have been a busy bee cleaning his house. I mean BUSY!! My mom was a horder. I cleaned a LOT when she passed away 8 years ago but it has fallen back into quite a mess. It took me over 3 hours to clean the kitchen counter top and do the dishes. Poor DD. She tries but my dad won't let her throw anything out. I just do it and take the heat. What's he gonna do to me? LOL. I should have taken a photo but it is kind of scary. DD2 and her BF are going to come on Sat and help with some more cleaning so that will be good. I am staying here until he is discharged.
Oh another interesting thing. DS got a "hat trick" at the lacrosse game (there were only 4 goals scored total), so we are very proud of him. We also had to purchase raffle tickets as part of signing up for the team it was $100 for 10 tickets. I just kept mine and put our name on them all. Since I wasn't at the game they called me last night and I won! The prize?...$100!! The bonus? My ticket goes back into the pot for drawings in the future.
Anyway, please keep us in your prayers! I hope to be back soon.