Sunday, July 02, 2006

Home again, home again



We arrived home around noon today, bil is finally out of ICU and in a room, he's able to do a slid, step with a couple of folks holding him up, to get to the bathroom which made him feel almost like a new man. (He just couldn't let go on that bedpan). He's still wearing a holter monitor but all the other wires and ivs are gone so moving doesn't set off more alarms that a lock-down at the state prison now. The nurse taught James and his wife how to exercise his arm and leg and now they're waiting to see if he'll be able to receive rehab. Unless he can get some financial help, the rehab place won't even consider taking him because he has no health insurance. Tomorrow his sister and I are off on a quest to see if there's anything to be done about financial help that they're so far claiming he's not eligible for.

I was able to visit with Jordan and Jaylen this weekend. They're growing up SO fast! Jordan had a ball tourniment on Saturday and their team placed second. They had to play 5 games and I saw two and part of one before I wimped out and went back to their house to cool off. I swear it was 96 degrees in the shade!





I've even had a fairly productive afternoon today, for me anyway. I picked the cucumbers and squash in the garden, washed 3 loads of laundry, and cooked a fine supper using mostly stuff from the garden. Now I'm pooped and near'bout ready for my bed.

I hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend!

9 comments:

KB said...

Yummy, squash fresh out the garden is wonderful. The stuff in the stores can't come close. I envy you guys when you get to eat it!!!

Sally said...

I hope you'll be able to find some financial help for James' brother. The health care system sucks; it's a shame most everything in this life comes down to money. There ought to be a law, but then what good would that be? Laws are broken every day to benefit the 'higher ups'. Sorry, this is an issue that irks me.

The girls are BEAUTIFUL!!

Cindra said...

I hope you find help for your bil... rehab is so important.
Your grandaughter is beautiful!

Tammy said...

Glad to hear that BIL is some better...that veggie garden supper sounds like my kind of supper...I could easily be a vegan in the summertime with a nice garden around!!
:-D

Joe said...

Good news girl. I glade things are looking up! Man do I love freash vegies!

Special K said...

There's a push in a lot of Canada (Alberta especially) to privatize some parts of health care, supposedly with the idea in mind it would speed up service, and yada yada. There are plenty of people who support the notion, and their argument always comes down to, "Well, if I have the money, why shouldn't I be able to go to a private clinic and get my needs addressed?"

Because that's the same thing as shoplifting, you jackass.

I really hope your BIL gets the rehab he needs, and that it doesn't bankrupt him.

Joan said...

Glad to hear BIL is coming around, that is good news.

All those fresh veggies are making me hungry.!!

I have to go now, and hit Gordon across the forehead with a baseball bat. Our kitchen sink is plugged up and he WILL NOT GIVE UP AND CALL A PLUMMER!! You would not beleive the lengths this man has gone to in order to remove the blockage... it boggles the mind. Right now he is shooting air from a very loud air compressor into the line, and the dog is sitting behind the sofa holding her ears shut. I can't write anymore because I have gone deaf.

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