Thursday, February 26, 2009

How to lose a week in one phone call

We just got home from a flying, middle of the night, trip to NM on Sunday. DH's dad ended up in the hospital with what they misdiagnosed as pancreatitis. What a mess.

The good news, he doesn't have pancreatitis. The bad news, if I could get a hold of the nincompoops at the ER there would be a body count.

FIL originally went to the ER for a nosebleed that wouldn't stop and now has three broken ribs from falling out of the hospital bed after being given a sleeping pill. They forgot to put the rails up. Whoops!

Right now he's still in the hospital, but should be released tomorrow to the nursing home for rehab. MIL is also going to the nursing home so she can get the care she needs.

We've had more ups and downs this week than a turkey has tail feathers.

Personally, I've seen more of my FIL's body than I ever wanted to see, worn the same socks for 3 days straight, changed clothes in the hospital parking lot at 4 AM while dodging the security guy and slept in the back seat of my car.

That housecleaning stuff I talked about earlier. Yeah, it didn't happen. In fact I came home to cat puke in the kitchen, dining room, and bathroom. I'm so glad to be home.


Amy Ellen said...

Oh my gosh, I am so sorry you guys have been going through this. I will be praying that your week improves.


Sandra :) said...

{{{{{Aunt Jo}}}}} I hope things turn around for you quickly ... and cat puke is actually fairly easy to clean up if you let it dry first - btdt many times - our cat has christened just about every room in our house!

SchnauzerMom said...

I hope your FIL feels better soon. It does sound like you had a rough time.

Annie said...

How does a nose bleed turn into pancreatitis? The hospital is going to comp his visit, right?

I love to clean up cat puke. I live for it. It's the highlight of my day!

Glad you're home and safe.

JLynnette (Aunt Jo) said...

Thank you for the kind thoughts. It's been rough, but can only get better.

Annie, it was an attempt to cover up their incompetence. It failed.

I only have carpet left in two rooms and she will run half way through the house to puke on it. Stupid cat.

Shauna said...

I am new here! What a great blog :)