Tuesday, April 18, 2017

THESE KIDS AND THEIR MUSIC
It was around 8:30 and I had to run to the store. I called on my way back and he didn't answer so I was a nervous wreck the whole way home. I went running up the stairs screaming his name and got to the room to find this…

…both of them sound asleep with his Pandora on full blast.

Monday, April 17, 2017

ONE STEP AT A TIME
This is not going to be easy. Dialysis day today and I've been worried about him going up and down the steps. He had a hard time and had to stay downstairs for awhile. Lily gave him a pep talk.
She was like, "Dude - there's JELLO upstairs that Aunt Joyce brought over…you have to get up there so we can have a snack."

Sunday, April 16, 2017

MERRY EASTER
Well, what do you think was the first thing he did...

…. he made egg sandwiches!

We hosted Easter dinner - with Christmas decorations still up. He went into the hospital in October so we never got to celebrate Christmas here and you all know I'm not real quick with putting holiday decorations away so Hippity Hoppity Christmas is on it's way! We'll get to Christmas later.

We had The General for dinner...

…with hot cross buns.

And, yes, lamb butter. :-)

It was a good day.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

HOW DO YOU MEASURE - MEASURE HALF A YEAR?
I didn't sleep very well last night. There were a lot of things running through my mind - including the question of how many minutes are there in 6 months?

Six months…

It's been six months from the time he slid off the bed to now. I can't figure out if it seems like yesterday or if it seems like forever.  He put on a hat that we used for crafts - he refused to decorate it at the time -  and out the door he went….

He wanted macaroni when he got home, of course… He shared with the pup...

…then settled in for the night watching a marathon of Ridiculousness.

Seems like old times.

(Sigh)

Friday, April 14, 2017

LAST NIGHT
He's scheduled to go home tomorrow. HOME.  It will be 6 months to the day that he slid off the bed and I had to call the ambulance and he went to East for the pneumonia. He's been in and out of  what…???  I think it was five different places?  East and the LTAC in Mckeesport, Seneca, back to East for Rehab, back to Seneca after that… I honestly lost track. How many dinners did I bring?  How many times back and forth to dialysis?  This has been one big old fucking mess. He's been a trooper, though. I don't know how.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

YUM
The Dad loves Red Robin - we went there after dialysis. I'm not a big fan but my burger was actually pretty good today.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

HE WENT OUT WITH A BANG
I'm all confused. My pictures are all over the place. I don't think I posted this from last week…  I sprung my dad out of the nursing home to meet his work friends at the gun show!

Jimmy texted me this pic.

He was having a good time and wanted to stay.  He ended up winning a gun and traded it in for the cash.