11 January 2011

When it rains, it pours

Actually, it's snowing.

I could just make this easy and say Mom in the hospital, Dad in the hospital, Mom in the hospital, Dad in the hospital, and on and on. Oh, and with rehab centers in-between. So now my father is in the hospital. Long story short...he went on a bus trip with the Seniors to Dover Downs to gamble, against our wishes, mainly because of all the time he'd be sitting on the bus. Well, he sat for way too long and when they got back to the Senior Center he couldn't get up. No strength. This is what landed him in the hospital last time...the start of it. People on the bus got him off and into a chair in the parking lot. They called the nearby health center, and after checking him out, called the ambulance. My sister Lisa, who had just come home from work and was in her pajamas drove to the hospital and waited hours for a doctor to see my dad. They'll transfer him to a Kaiser approved hospital and keep him at least overnight. I won't be surprised if they keep him for a while and he ends up in a rehab/nursing center. Again. And my poor mom is home alone. I'm so thankful that my sister went to the hospital. I was at work during all this.

Well, a new saga begins. We'll handle it. I'm so lucky to have most of my family so close by, and have a family that works together.

Tired and ready to say goodnight to Tuesday.

8 comments:

KathyA said...

Not again...Oh, Cheryl! Is someone checking on your mother at night?

JTS said...

I can only guess how tired you are feeling tonight. My thoughts are with you. I am so glad you have family close by and can work together on caring for your parents. That helps a little bit anyway, but it sure doesn't take away all the worries, I know. Keep us posted! HUGS

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

So sorry Cheryl! I'm glad you have family close by that can share some of the burden. Keep your positive attitude and try not to let the worry get you down.

Loz said...

Let's hope it's not for long and remember one day it may be us.

Happyone :-) said...

So sorry your family as more health problems to deal with.

"Professor" M. said...

I will say a prayer for you and your family. Hang in there, Cheryl!

Leann said...

My prayers will be with you Cheryl. I am sorry to hear of the health issues with your father. It must be terribly frustrating to watch their strength and stamina go by the wayside. I know it is for my Mother. Please take care of you as your are taking care of them. Thank God for family that works together.

Lena said...

I so understand how it goes. Always something or someone! Good your sister was available to stay with him at the hospital. The waiting at a hospital can drive you out of your mind!

I will keep them both in my prayers. Take care of yourself!

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