Friday, October 17, 2008

A Difficult Week

This has been a difficult week. My older son and I are very close. He shares so much of his life with me and usually that is a good thing. The past couple of weeks have seen him making choices that are highly unusual for him. I just try to keep the communication lines open and pray for him.

Dave's mom has decided she no longer want to take dialysis. She has been in the hospital for over 5 months and her quality of life is horrible. She has had a minor heart attack, a mini stroke, and multiple infections. She is a diabetic and has very little sight left. She hasn't taken a step since she went into the hospital and the doctors have told her there is really nothing else they can do for her. When Dave went to visit her in July we honestly thought that would be the end but she has held out for three more months. She really wants to go home and we are hoping that Hospice can help with that. Dave, his brothers and Harley (her husband) are having a hard time with this and when Dave hurts, I hurt. When Dave spoke to his mom yesterday afternoon she asked about Bailey, the kids and I.

On a more pleasant note, I am leaving Sunday afternoon to visit my Grandmother in Pennsylvania. She is an amazing lady, she is 93 and lives alone (next door to my Uncle). I was the first grandchild born on her birthday so we have always been close. My dad and I are driving and returning home a week from Sunday. I will also be able to visit with other family member. I have an Aunt and cousins that I will try and connect with while I am there.

So, today I plan on running errands and getting the house ready to leave. Dave will be home with dogs and I know the phone lines will be busy while I am gone. I miss him already.


Smilingsal said...

I came for Friday Fill-ins, but I'd rather leave a comment here. It has been a hard week for you and your family, with the exception of your wonderful grandma. I hope you have a good visit with her. Come see my fill-ins and check out the sidebar for the BOX OF BOOKS giveaway.

georgie said...

Hugs Christine!

Megryansmom said...

Happy thoughts to you!

Hi it's the welcome wagon again, just to keep things interesting, I'll be randomly revisiting ALL the blogs in SSS. You can call it butt kissing too, just in case you have me as your partner, I want to make sure I've made a good impression.

Coloradolady said...

I am visiting the SSS blogs too, and stumbled onto yours. I hope things are better for you this week.

I will be stopping off from time to time to say hello. I still have not made it all the way down the list from the SSS list.