Tuesday, January 10, 2012

An Exhausting day.

Welcome to those who have joined our blog recently. Please forgive me if I don't name you personally, but I do appreciate you all.

Today has been an very tiring day. V was unable to get out of bed this morning due to the intense pain in her lower back. I gave her some morphine, a cup of tea and a bowl of apple sauce. She has a hospital bed, so I got her sitting up. We called Hospice and they sent a nurse around immediately. What an amazing organization. The nurse did an assessment and between us we got her up and shunted her around on her walker. In the meantime, Dee from Chase Bank had arrived and was busy in the office with moving all the pre-authorized bill payments. We managed to get V dressed and between us all we got her into the car. By now the morphine had kicked in and she was feeling a bit more comfortable.

The doctor was so good with her and checked her over, dressed her skin tears and said that he believed that her arthritis had overwhelmed her. He gave her a shot of cortisone and we went home. We stayed at the Chateau for dinner, which was ordered in from the dining room, watched some TV together and I got her ready for bed. When we left she was actually starting to walk on her own with the help of the walker. I am back there early tomorrow morning. Her PCW will be in as well to give her her shower.

I just dread to think what is going to happen when we have to leave at the end of March.

Thanks to all for your prayers. She is thrilled when I read all the comments. I may not reply to them all, but rest assured that I read them and appreciate them more than I could ever say. Praying that tomorrow will be better for our dearest V!!


  1. It's good to here Virginia showed some improvement, I am sure there is someone who will step up to fill in when you leave. I spent three months acting as a nurse for my younger sister in PA. last year 900 miles from home, Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

  2. Perhaps, when you do have to head on home that someone else will be able to look in on her. She's been lucky to have the two of you close.

  3. Praying that tomorrow will be better for our dearest V!! AMEN!

  4. Dee, I feel as though I am watching history repeating itself right in front of my own eyes. My heart goes out to you and V and Michael. I know from experience what a trying, yet rewarding time this can be. I remember after Bob's stroke, I started journaling through the CaringBridge site for family and friends. What started out to be a vehicle for information, ended up as a lifeline for Bob and I on several occasions...It gave purpose and hope! I too read each and every post to him daily.

    You are definately in my prayers! God Bless you.

    Just BS! (Bob and Sue)

  5. What a great thing for the Chase Bank worker to do for Miss Virginia! That is just sooo above and beyond. Hoping her pain management goes well and she can can enjoy your time with her.

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  6. Yes praying that tomorrow will be a better day is about all we can do. Nice that bank is so thoughtful as well.