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Sunday, August 09, 2009

I Am Not Happy

Nope. I am not.

Right at this moment I should be at Famke's birthday party. Today she turns TWO.

My plan was to take a bunch of pictures if Famke opening up her presents. And, I wanted to eat Buster Bar dessert. THGGM made it for the party. He's a good Pake.

Instead, I am home all squinty-eyed, migraine-y and confused.

If I'm in the light my head hurts, but if I'm in the dark the neon-northern-lights of migraine show brighter and make me want to throw-up.

Whine. Whine. Whine.

I've been almost asleep for 24 hours now.

Friday my dad moved to a nursing home. Not the one my mom is at. No. I'm sure because that would have made sense, and nothing in my little painfilled life is making sense right now.

So, instead of going to the nursing home in Hudsonville, he had to stop over at one in Wayland. Far far away from here. Not that Hudsonville is actually CLOSE. But, I DO know how to get there.

Yesterday THGGM and I went on a rainy day adventure to find my dad. This is because I had planned my day on Friday around his being moved to Hudsonville. I could have made it there. But, at what seemed to me to be the last minute, there was this change.

THGGM and I found him sitting in a wheelchair in his room staring at the wall. So, I had to explain to him exactly why he wasn't where he thought he was going to be. I had to do this loudly, because there isn't anyway to get him his replacement hearing aids without his going in for an appointment.

He looked pretty good, if not a bit depressed. So, we wheeled him out of the dark room and took him around to see the sites. It's a very nice place. We found a cheerful room to sit in while we watched it rain. And rain some more. Even thunder. Just for effect, I'm sure.

They brought his lunch to him in this nice room, and he certainly did have an appetite. I thought it all smelled a bit salty, but his ticket assured me he was getting the 'no salt added' diet. He should be on an absolutely no salt at all diet, but, what are we going to do?

We stayed for awhile. He really perked up. Didn't seem to mind when we left, as he was ready to get back in bed for a nap.

THGGM was REALLY impressed with this home. I think I know where WE will be living in the future.

The drive home was rainy too. And muggy.

We weren't home long at all before I got a call from the nursing home.

Dad was having difficulty breathing. They didn't feel equipped to handle that, and had an ambulance in route to take him back to the hospital.

Apparently he does very well on the IV diuretic, but the oral kind of the same drug does not work as well.

After a night of being on the IV diuretic, he is again improving. THGGM said he sounded great this morning.

My head hurts.

So thankful that he is improving, but hoping for significant improvements that will keep him with us for many more years to come.

Now I shall go try to decide if I want to take the medication that will knock me out, or keep me awake.

Friday I thought it would be a cool trick if I could be in two places at once. By today, I need to be in three places at once. Famke's party, the hospital and my bed.

Oh, and in all this fuzzy confusedness, I DID get a dress for Youngest Son's wedding!

(see? i have NOT totally lost my ability to look at the bright side.)


Karen said...

No wonder you have a headache. Such a mess of things, having parents in two different places! I hope you get everything sorted out. So sorry you had to miss the party:(

Yvonne said...

Gosh, Judy - I hope things start looking brighter soon (in a good way, not an achy, migrainy way)

Anvilcloud said...

You are having a tough time all round these days. I hope that both the head and the dad improve.

MissKris said...

What a load to carry! I am praying for you as I read this. (((((((((HUG)))))))

Anonymous said...


Poor daddy. I'm sorry to hear he had to go back to the hospital. And I'm sorry that you missed a birthday party too!

AND you have your head thing. Sheesh.

I will pray for you.