Good Morning to you all,
Sorry I have been MIA for quite a while, have been rather sick due to getting so run down then BANG down I went like a sack of taters. Been out of work nearly two weeks suffering with tonsillitis then the flu, then trigeminal shingles. Feeling much better on this end of things just weak, 5 days of having a fever of over 101F can do that eh?
Praying Amy is doing better and these headaches ease of and go away. Praying all tests come out in her favor.
Have a good night at work Ted.
Praying for all those that are working the weekend that things go according to plan and that you are not too hectic.
We are in the midst of thunderstorms and heaps of rain, I am pleased for the moisture but I think I am going to have to employ goats to get the grass down. LOL
We had a very sad week last week, hubby's older brother passed away. It has been very tough and hubby is so very sad but we are thankful that we were there for him when he needed us. Jeff was an alcoholic but had stopped drinking in January due to being so sick. He had suffered multiple falls and we had to send him to the ED each time. It was in the ED that I noticed full hand biases coming into play. 'Oh he is slurring his words' thinking he had been drinking, ummm no check his ammonia level I believe that is the cause. He was sent home each time without any interventions which in my book he needed. The last fall was Monday the 20th, we both went with him to the ED it is then that I witnessed for the first time a doctor who showed love, compassion and respect to my brother in law. We had him directly admitted to the hospice home due to large blood vomitus, increased jaundice and enlarged firm tummy. I knew he was dying, so did hubby, we got him over to the hospice home and made very comfortable. Jeff passed away less than 24 hours later, we were there to be with him when he took his last breath. I learnt a lot through this time how easy it is to allow our biases to come in to play without looking at the whole picture. This man should have received better care weeks ago. Does not matter life style etc. we all deserve nothing less than good medical care, love and attention.
I wrote a long email to the CEO saying how impressed we were with the doc in the ED and the entire staff who treated my brother in law with love, tenderness and such compassion. Jeff did not choose to become an alcoholic but life circumstances for him, I guess he felt that ETOH was his way of dealing. He is now at peace but gawd we are going to miss that crazy funny man who would give anyone the shirt off his back.
I sure pray today you get out there, make some one smile it is free but it sure does a whole lot of good.
Much love to you all.