Sunday, April 18, 2010

Late Night/Early Morning

It's just shy of 5 AM and the phone rang about a half hour ago. It was my brother who lives near Mom and Dad. I feared the worst. It wasn't as bad as it could be but it was bad enough.

In the last week Mom has had a pacemaker put in and now she is again in ICU. It's strange that we spend all this time worrying about Dad and he could outlive Mom. She was alright last time I spoke to her but she quit breathing. She is stable right now but for how long? The doctors and nurses are not talking death but I really believe it's near for both of them.

I have to work tomorrow PM and then I guess I head back up.

I can't sleep now and decided to get on line. I wanted to yesterday but my ISP was out for some reason. I just realized that a couple of years ago I spent three or four hours a day on line, but I don't think I've spent that much time on line in the last two weeks combined. Plus I am getting new glasses so I can read longer without getting a headache which will be a big plus as well. (Right now if I read for more than half an hour or so I get a headache. Kind of limits all sorts of reading.)

I'm definitely not happy with most of the news I'm seeing but I'm feeling a bit of optimism. Obama right now is batting about .050 in getting things right but the Tea Party movement has given me new hope that perhaps America is waking up. I don't know if I want her for president but if you judge a person solely by who hates them then Sarah Palin has a lot going for her; the people who hate her and are terrified of her are the people that I want to see completely out of power. That's not the same as wanting her in the White House as I don't know if she is up to the job. She is however an important symbol for the forces of freedom, justice and simple goodness.

As I was contemplating what to say next my brother called. Mom is stable but we may have to put her in a nursing home. For now he is moving Dad to his house later today which would be easier on everyone. Mom is stable but she is on a ventilator and is in an induced coma. I kind of wonder if I have spoken to my Mother for the last time. If so I will have regrets as I really did not expect things to fall apart this fast.


Blogger Beth said...

So sorry to see this turn of events. Although your not blogging in a while made me wonder if family health was the reason. My prayers are with you and your family.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Oh, Shoprat!

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's present condition!

Doesn't sound good at all.

Praying for you and your family.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Chuck said...

Sorry Shoprat.

6:16 PM  
Blogger christian soldier said...

SR-you have a lot on your 'plate' --that is for sure!--
Praying for your mother and father and also - your brother--and of course - you...

1:05 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Wow. Ventilator and induced coma. My prayers are for your Mom. I've been precisely in your spot as recently as last year.

Hopes and prayers to you my friend.


1:03 PM  

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