…there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and SNAP! the job’s a game!”
I generally approach life with a Mary Poppins mentality: even the most unpleasant task can be bearable – yea, even fun – if you have the proper frame of mind!
I will admit that tonight, though, Mary Poppins is having a difficult time getting through the fatigue and trials of life! Daddy was still not released from the hospital, and may well not get to go home tomorrow, either. His blood counts (H & H – hemoglobin and hematocrit) came back low this morning, just a point above the number calling for a transfusion. That in itself wasn’t too bad, as it has been explained to us that the bloodwork is usually 8 – 10 hours behind the actual problem; therefore, Dad may be on the upswing going by how long it has been since he’s had a bleeding episode.
The event that is trying to hide the element of fun in this “job” is that Daddy is coughing and wheezing again. In the words of my precious granddaughter, “My heart is so fwusterwated!” The cough has settled some tonight, but every once in awhile I hear gurgling throughout his chest and throat. He isn’t feeling as well as he did yesterday, which was a wonderful day! So sad to have such a bump in the road today.
I am here alone with Daddy, and miss my hubby so much! I did get to spend the night at home with Bill on Monday night, but that seems like ages ago. He and Dan shot a wedding last weekend, so I didn’t see them from Friday to Sunday, then spent Monday night with Bill, saw him for a few minutes this morning and this evening…but it sure wasn’t enough time!
We have another wedding this weekend. Bill and Dan are the photographers, but it is also the wedding of a dear, precious friend of ours. Because the rehearsal dinner is just up the road from the house, if Daddy gets to go home I might be able to be there; if not, Jeanne is going to stay with Dad on Saturday so I can go to the wedding and reception. I am so excited about that!
Well, the nurse just took Dad’s vitals, gave him his meds, and said we have until about midnight before they are coming back. I think I will try to get some sleep. It would be so nice if it really happens! Maybe Mary Poppins will be able to shine through again with a decent night’s sleep!
God bless your day!