Monday, May 25, 2009

About time for an entry

Sorry about not reading any blogs lately or commenting but things have been so hectic around here lately. Doing this and that for my daughter and us. She has been and is really having it rough. Just been walking a few steps with her walker to the table and bathroom. Part of the time she had to lie on her side in bed and eat. She has really been in a lot of pain. She is on several type of meds.
Those meds were not holding the pain at bay so Ken went down to the doc's office last Wed. when his day was here in town. The receptionist tried to put him off telling him to call the main office and talk to a nurse in Birmingham Al. Ken told her that wouldn't do a bit of good, the doc needed to do something about her pain. They tried to keep putting him off but Ken told them he was parking himself in the office until closing time and would follow the doc to his car because he WAS going to see him. Well they did a couple more patients and called him. The doc was very nice to him and did up her pain med from one tablet every 4 hours to 2 tablets every 4 hours which seem to help a lot.
It takes the IV antibiotics close to three hours to run. This has to be done twice a day which makes it rough on an old woman like me to have to stay up late getting through with it and on her also. They came out yesterday AM at almost 10:00 to do blood work because they were going to be off today. Well it has to be 12 hours since her last IV so that got us started late yesterday morning and then finishing last last night. Takes it's toil on old and sick folks not getting much sleep. I think she is doing some better or the pain meds are helping one. Her temp is not as high as it was when she came home.
Ken has been helping all he could doing part of the cooking and all the grocery shopping for us then trying to keep the fast growing grass cut. It has been raining a lot and that grass runs away. Bless his heart he has to cut a few rounds and rest.
Thanks again for your wonderful prayers, good thoughts and comments.

We planted some wild flower seed in the early spring and a few of them are blooming plus some of the volunteer flowers from last season have come up and have just started blooming. Everything is not in full bloom yet.
I have no idea what these flowers are. One looks kinda like a snapdragon but is not. They are planted close to the house so I don't have far to walk to take a picture LOL.
You can see the sun was shining brightly at this time.
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Wildflower 2 5 24-09


 Wildflower3-5-25-09
I think this might be some sort of Poppie.


Have a blessed Memorial Day everyone and stay safe. Helen and Family.








21 comments:

  1. Bless your hearts. I know it's so hard on you all right now. Sending you all a big (((HUG))). I'm continuing to pray for you all. I don't blame Ken...I would have followed the doc home if I had to.

    The flowers are beautiful! Happy Memorial Day to you all!

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  2. I continue to keep Mira in my prayers...as well as you and Ken. Ken was awesome getting her pain medication and standing up for Mira...waiting out the doctor. I hope my wildflowers will be as pretty as yours...still no blooms here yet...but maybe in the next week or so. Hugs and love,
    Joyce

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  3. Take it as easy as you can, because it is hard on the old to take care of the ailing young, but there seems nothing left to do as long as strength holds out. My heart does ache for Mira going through such an ordeal. Your photos testify as to your perseverence and appreciation of the beauty of the earth. Gerry

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  4. You all sure have been through a lot lately! I'm sending hugs and prayers!

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  5. We will be glad when this levels out some for you and the family. Good for Ken for sticking by his guns to get the prescription.
    The flowers are beautiful.
    Take care and give Mira our love.
    Jack & Sherry

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  6. Good for Ken, sometimes you've got to do what ya got to do...ha. I pray she continues to improve. You and Ken take care of yourselves as best you can. I know it is hard at this time, and I'll keep you both in my prayers as well...Sheila

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  7. Hang in there. It must be difficult. So take care of yourselves.

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  8. Very pretty flower photos.

    Kay

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  9. I know this has to be so rough on you and Ken too...not to mention your poor daughter in all that pain! I am so glad that she has the loving parents that she does.I am praying for you all .'
    love,
    carlene

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  10. Poor Mira, I know how bad it is to be in pain like that after having seven years of severe back pain myself. I can only pray that she'll soon start to get better. Bless Ken for standing firm at the docotors surgery. I know it's tough on all of you and you aren't in the best of health to look after Mira. Your wild flower photos are beautiful, I lonve the orange one! Keeping you all in my prayers. Jeannette xxxx

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  11. I can't believe your poor daughter is going through so much pain when what they do is supposed to be helping her... I know of the IV anitibiotics, I had to do them once for my brother..not fun. I sure hope things improve for her soon.

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  12. prayers are for you and Mira...God Bless...hugs..Ora ps...the flower pics are beautiful as usual!!!!

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  13. Its good to see you post Helen. I know we are all pretty wrapped up in things now that the weather is better, but you have a lot on your plate right now besides the warmer weather, and real life does take over and blogging is pushed aside. Its just the way it is. Just know that you are still in my thoughts very often. I hope your daughter can get some relief, Ken bless his heart for staying on top of that doctor to get her some relief. I hope you can get some rest soon and don't get run down yourself now. XOXO Kelly

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  14. Bless your hearts you have had quite a time lately. I am glad she is doing better now. The Poppy is so pretty and your right it does remind you of a snapdragon. It is a pretty flower.
    Take care and God Bless.

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  15. So sorry that your daughter has been in so much pain. It is hard on us mothers to see our children in pain. Sure glad they gave her more pain meds. Will continue to keep all of you in prayer. God Bless and hugs, Janie

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  16. You're in our thoughts and prayers Helen. Wish there was something we could do to help you.

    Vicki and Skip

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  17. Hi Helen, I know you have your hands full and might not be able to read many blogs right now, but just wanted to let you know I posted a picture of what my onion seeds have done so far. Prayers for you all, Sheila

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  18. HELEN, I NEED YOUR HELP AGAIN.
    HAVE CHANGED TO GOOGLE BLOG SINCE GETTING HOME AFTER MY 'STROKE'.
    I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PUT PHOTOS ON MY GOOGLE BLOG.
    YOU HELPED ME WITH THE AOL.
    PLEASE TELL ME IN STEP BY STEP DETAIL HOW TO PUT PHOTOS ON THE GOOGLE BLOG. THANKS, sam

    gravydogg5524@yahoo.com

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  19. That you can actually sit and write about your life as it is today speaks volumes of your inner strength and courage!

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  20. That last image is so pretty, love the contrast with the background.

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