We spent the day at the hospital yesterday, waiting. Today they took BIL in to do the dye through his heart and there appears to be no damage but they'll keep him in ICU because his heart beat is abnormally irregular. He's supposed to be evaluated by another doctor late next week to see if he needs a pacemaker. Another wait. Not sure when they'll begin rahab on the problems caused by the stroke. After the day spent there yesterday I am more than ever convinced that the reason medical costs are through the roof is there are too danged many specialists who have forgotten how to be doctors. If they ever learned how in the first place. Ask 3 of them the same question and you'll get 3 different answers, hell, if you're not ill when you get there, after all the frustration, you're insanely ill after a few days in there.
While sitting outside the hospital in a nice little garden I glanced around and noticed that 3 out of every 4 persons I saw in and around the place had cell phones to their ears. What in the world did they do before this technology was available?
When did it become acceptable to be having phone conversations as you eat your dinner or, in another instance, as you sat on the pot to pee? (yep, there was in lady in the stall next to mine). Maybe I'm just an old fuddy-duddy but I believe the technology is great in that I have my phone for emergencies and convenience, but I think folks who go around with their cells constantly glued to their ears or their hips have an awfully rude, bad, habit in the making.
I had about 5 gals of tomatoes ready to can today so I got that out of the way a while ago cause tomorrow we'll be heading back to Little Rock so James can spend the weekend at the hospital. Zach and I will stay with Trish. They turned out good, I think, and will taste mighty good next winter.
Another photo of Zach's sunflowers.