WHOA is all I can say!
Friday, August 07, 2009
WOW! This has definitely been a WEEK…and I mean an unforgettable one. The pressure has been on at work and been SUPER busy. School is back in full swing – our girls started Wednesday and are loving it. Our 4 yo son starts next Thursday.
Just after Monday & Tuesday were BAD ~
I thought Wednesday would be okay – OH NO! My son woke up, had an “accident”, and did not tell me. The only way I knew was when I was helping to change his clothes and they were soaked, - so before I left for work I tossed the bedding and his pjs in the washer. My pretty pristine white schnauzer Maggie was let out to do her “morning stuff” and came back to the house a nice brown color LOL – I put her up and got ready for work – dropped my son off next door at my parents and headed to town for work. Of course, what happens? DING – the gas light comes on – so I got gas.
At 11:30, my phone rings and my Mom calls me in tears – it seems that she’s been experiencing some weakness in her legs along with what she describes as electric currents, and numbness. (She informed me that had been going on for about 6 weeks) and for 2 days her upper body started having issues. IF she went to hold anything, her arms shook uncontrollably. She/We are blessed that her brother is a physician at a hospital in the ER and has access to every Doctor. She called him and he told her to come in right away. I rushed home to get my son (since I had no other childcare) and my Dad whisked my Mom away to Birmingham. She had a Catscan and MRI – they were looking for Spinal Stenosis or a stroke. Thankfully, both were clear.
Coming back to that afternoon – I ran errands, spent the day with my son, which was a lot of fun. We live in a farm so we road the 4-wheeler. (He has one too) My lovely white dog had to have a bath considering she smelled like goodness knows what – Sam my son helped bathe her. It was a quiet night and I enjoyed some peace of knowing Mom wasn’t going to be hospitalized, and she was back at home.
Mom went back to see a Neurologist who ordered another MRI – this time it was an almost 2 hr one. She had some happy juice and couldn’t drive home. Meanwhile I left work at 3:30 to go to my dentist where I found out I have a severely abscessed tooth and have to have a root canal. My Dad calls and I zoom home to pick up he and my son to drive to Birmingham to meet my Mom (her brother and his son drove her van and one of their cars to drop her off) Dad had to drive her home.
Fast forward to today. I am at work – drugged up on antibiotics and anti-inflammatory. My Mom is at home awaiting a call to see what’s in the future for her. It’s been a CHAOTIC week not to mention frightening.
God is good and in control – all will be well.