Thursday, January 14, 2010

Finally Things Are Looking Up a Bit

FINALLY my hubby was able to talk to the of three who care for the hospital patients. I don't know what has happened at our hospitals, but I don't like it that much. Anyway, what she said is when my mil came into the hospital her coumadin level was extremely high. It is supposed to be 2.4ish and hers was 9. That means her blood was VERY VERY thin. It had pooled in her feet, with one being more swollen than the other. We had thought about that, but thought both would have been equally swollen. Her primary doc had put her on coumadin after she had a blood clot in her leg about a year and a half ago. She also had a bit of a sinus infection...that was what the cat scan of her head was about. When they examined her, one side of her head was tender where the sinuses are located.

Today she has discovered the phone. She has only called twice so far today. We requested she not have a phone in her room at the memory care place. That is what they call where she lives now. She was driving us insane calling all the time before she left home. We had the phone over there turned off today. We need to get over there and empty the fridge. That is going to be a rough thing to do to start clearing out the house, but they will never be able to go back to live there alone.

I guess my mil will be dismissed sometime today. My husband is going to get the transfer bus they have at the memory care place to pick her up. I told him if she gets in my car she won't get out.

Anyway that is the the saga of my mil. We got away yesterday afternoon for a bit to go to the movies. Half price day there on Wednesday. We saw Avatar. I'd wanted to see it, but, I especially wanted to see it after the Pope nearly had a fit when he saw the movie. It is probably banned. Spokesmen said it was drawing people away from the church and into nature worship. Whatever. If something is banned I will break my neck to see it or read it. So many books have been banned for no good reason. There is not that much to them. I'm just taking it for granted pornography is banned, and that is something I think should be banned, and you know what I do know it when I see it. Wasn't that the criteria for determining porn.

My very sweet husband picked up "Julie and Julia" for me today when he went to the grocery store. I've wanted to see the movie since it came out at the movies, but we had our hands so full with his mother and dad we never were able to get away during that time.

The cold from the bad place is finally turning the corner on getting better. I'm not well, but better today. When we went to the movie yesterday I took a bag of cough drops and tried not to share a cough with anyone. That was successful. There weren't too many people in the theater on a Wednesday afternoon. Avatar is a movie best seen on the big screen in the 3-D version with the cool glasses that aren't like the old cardboard ones. It isn't the very best deep thinking movie I've ever seen, but it was a pleasant movie for a cloudy cool afternoon.

Also, today is delurking day. Many times people read our blogs and don't comment whether good or not...I prefer good..btw. So, delurk yourselves and post a little note if you are out there. Sometimes I think there aren't so many people reading my stuff. I saw this on Fever just now and decided to see if anyone is out there I don't know about.


  1. Illness is tough to deal with. I hope your MIL will recover well.

    I saw Avatar in 3D, and liked the message it's attempting to send out, essentially saying care for nature if we want nature to nurture us. Not off the mark.

    Hope you're feeling better. Cough can be very determined at times.

  2. Hi Amber, Glad to hear you are feeling some better and was able to get out of the house. I am anxious to hear how you like Julie and Julia. I have been wanting to see that one, too. Hope they get your mil straightened out.
    My son saw Avatar and loved it. We usually wait until we can get them from netflix. The weather is finally above freezing here. I went out yesterday and bought flower pots just like it was summer or something!!

  3. Anil P,
    It is so good to see you again. I had been wondering if you were off on holiday or something. My mil has Alzheimer's and my fil has dementia, so they won't be getting better. Thank you for your kind thoughts.

    Hopefully this cold will go away soon. Today has been better.

    If you have the chance to see Avatar on the big screen in 3D go for it. It was wonderful. Glad it is warming up a smidge and I buy spring stuff all the time in winter. A lot of the time it is on sale, too.

  4. delurk!

    As a nature worshiper myself, I kind of like to think that it's the best way to get close to God. I believe that God gave us nature so we can see and touch him.

  5. Always here, almost always commenting.
    Happy De-Lurking Day!

  6. Hope you are feeling better. Loved the movie Julie/Julia. We finally got some warmer weather so I'm thawing out today. Gotcha all prayed up. Glad you were able to get some time away with your hubby.

  7. Ha Ha is as if you just popped out of thin air. I agree with you about Nature and God. I'm happiest when I have my hands in a bag of potting soil and dreaming about how this or that plant will look when it is grown.
    I hope you are ok with me stealing your De Lurker Day graphic. I think I missed the last one. *grin*

    Thanks for dropping by Maribeth. It is always wonderful to see you. Hope your eye is healing. I didnt have time to get by your place today to check on you.

    Lazy Daisy, Julie and Julia was a very good movie. I don't think we moved much while watching it. Well, hubby dropped off for a few minutes.

  8. Hi Amber,

    Hope all turns out well on the medical front. Will remember you all in prayer. I really liked "Julie/Julia". It was a lot of fun!

    Best wishes,


  9. I would have SWORD I read this yesterday and reponded! Well, I know I read it! Musta been Luz dragged me away and I forgot to come back!

    I'm sO glad they finally figured out what was wrong with your mil -- and I'm also glad to hear they had a legit reason for doing the CAT scan -- cuz they really do take such advantage of old people... drives me nuts!

    Dennis took almost two years to empty his parents house. Big green trash bag by big green trashbag! Going through EVERYthing! They had cash stashed EVERYwhere! A $20 in this book, a $20 in that! Money tucked in pockets of clothes, and in the medicine cabinet and hidden in shoeboxes in the closet!!! A couple HUNDRED in a PUZZLE box! It was UNbelievable! It was only this past October that he finally felt secure to hire a company to come in and haul away the rest... to the dump! But he still hasn't put it on the market yet. I'm not sure what he's waiting for... the market to get better probably.

    Anyway... I'm glad you're feeling better... See? I KNOW we talked about THAT! You musta emailed me... LOL! I'm gettin' as senile as SHE is, I swear it!

  10. Melli,
    It probably was an email. Now my husband has to figure how to get her home, the assisted living place, in the transfer bus and not in my car. She will not get out and will have a fit to go to her home and there is no way she could live there.