I don't usually post much about hectic problems at home, BUT...

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by cherig22, May 6, 2009.

  1. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

    Sep 2, 2008
    SW Missouri

    Last month, we had to move my FIL in with us. His Alzheimers is getting a little worse, usually revolving around his car. We have made several trips to OKC, OK, to retrieve his car from where he had forgotten it or thought it was broken down. Talking 5 1/2 trip one way, and lots of UHaul rentals. Well, the last one involved the police, so his apartment at the Baptist Village was revoked, and he moved here with us, with the approval of the other 7 brothers and sisters.

    No problem, we rearranged our home and got him settled in. He is doing well.

    I have a bad cataract in one eye, so I can't drive. My Hubby has been driving us in to work. Well, someone needs to be here 24/7, so I had to battle work to get Family Medical Leave as I have no leave left. But I finally got it.

    So, I saw the Dr. and have an appointment for cataract surgery on the 19th of May, and will take a few days to practice driving again. Then hubby will quit his lower-paying-job-than-mine, and I will return to work [​IMG]

    So two days ago, my 20+year old umbilical hernia started to hurt. By Tuesday, it was hard and hot with infection-like symptoms. Off to the Dr., who sceduled me for a look-see by a specialist this morning. Who promptly diagnosed me with 'Incarcerated (strangulated) Umbilical Hernia and I had emergency surgery at noon today. All went well, and I am home on some cool pain meds, and moving slow.....

    Dear, sweet, hubby is feeding everyone, and watching Dad while I ramble on here to my new friends. Thanks for being here to let me semi-vent, it has been a heck of a 30 days here! And managing my birds at all ages, and a mare due to foal soon, and gamebirds do to hatch up in the hayloft in the barn......

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  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska

    At least it sounds like things are 'getting' back to normal soon.

    Keep strong!
  3. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Wow! That's a lot to deal with in one month... much less a year or two!
    Hope you feel better soon and everything goes smoothly for your family and future plans.

    Hang in there!

  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    Take a deep breath (but not so deep to hurt the hernia!). Everything will work out ok. [​IMG]
  5. ChevygirlBeth

    ChevygirlBeth Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's a lot to deal with in such a short time. I hope you heal quickly! [​IMG]
  6. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    That's been my experience....when it rains.. it POURS!
    Get rested up the best you can. Be ready for round 2! [​IMG]
  7. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

    Poor you! [​IMG]
  8. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    [​IMG] Take good care of yourself! [​IMG]
  9. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    Quote:Amen sister.

    [​IMG] Hope you feel better soon.

  10. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    That is a lot to deal with, my first suggestion is to join an Alzheimers support group.

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