Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Breaking Radio Silence

Hiya folks! No progress pic in this post, I'm afraid, because no progress has been made to speak of (well, 20 minutes, but that doesn't seem worth a pic to me)...

It's been a rough few weeks, and I find myself in a place where my stitchy (and garden... and really everything but reading for about 20 minutes before I crash) mojo is gone.

My MIL is still in the hospital (she left to go to a nursing home a few times, but was generally back at the hospital within a week each time) and crashed really badly again. We all thought that it was the end of the road this time. My brother in law flew in from TX, we all spent a few nights at the hospital, moved her to palliative care (sort of like in hospital hospice care), the whole nine... and miraculously, she has pulled through. She is one strong lady!! She is far from out of the woods - she is still very confused, still has a LOT of health problems, and we aren't sure where this road is going to take us. We (and the doctors) are thinking/ hoping/ praying that the confusion is a result of pain and anti-anxiety meds, and are working to get the right mix so that she can be more "with it" and so that we can be more comfortable that she is fully cognizant of what is going on.

So, anyway, with all of that going on, I am still trying to catch up on lost sleep, and get the house back together (I don't think it's been in this state of disarray since Leah was a newborn, and it's driving me nuts - unfortunately I can't seem to motivate myself to do anything but the bare minimum at this point), and just basically get back into a routine. I'm definitely not my usual self right now, lol! Sorry that this post is probably a downer, and is definitely not like my usual fare... hopefully the next one will be back to business as usual.

That's it for now... just wanted to drop in to let you all know I hadn't fallen off the face of the earth.

Thank you all SO much for your incredibly kind comments re: my last post - they are appreciated, and brought a smile to my lips every time a new one popped in. :)

I'll be catching up on commenting soon, I hope! Til next time, happy stitching!



Love to Stitch said...

Thank you for your update! Life does switch things up a bit for all of us, and unfortunately this time for you has been stressful. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Hope all of you get back into your routine and your MIL settled into her new home. Look forward to having you back again soon!

Deb said...

Many, many prayers for your MIL. I know that this has to be such a stressful time for you and your family. Hopefully, you'll be able to get back into your routine and get some stitching done too.

Siobhan said...

Hang in there! Lots of prayers for your MIL, and for you and your entire family... I'm sure it's creating a lot of stress. Big hugs.

The Scarlett House said...

I've been wondering about you. I think we all go through those tough times when every part of normal goes by the wayside. I hope things start looking up for you and your family soon. Take care!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I'm so glad to see your post, Robin. I'm glad you're well and I will send up a prayer for your dear MIL. Don't worry about the house stuff - it isn't going anywhere - take care of yourself and know we're here for you!