Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day 13

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
What makes your heart leap?

Leap in a good way?
  • Spending time with my Monkey
  • Spending quality time with Stud Muffin, which is so rare these days, now that he's a college boy :(
  • Spending quality time with CSJ, which is on the increase these days :)
  • Spending quality time with the babies, without all the politics and bureaucratic bullshit getting in the way

Leap in a bad way?
  • Phone calls in the middle of the night
  • Not being able to find Stud, especially late at night, when he's out, and his damn phone is OFF
FIL update of the day. They didn't end up doing the angiogram until this afternoon. Thankfully, they didn't find anything. Unfortunately, they didn't find anything. We're thrilled there aren't any blockages, but now we still don't know what is causing the problem. When CSJ got home from work we went to the hospital to visit, but FIL was still completely out of it. They plan to keep him drugged up the rest of the night, so he won't be in pain.

Part of why he's been in so much pain is that his arthritis makes it unbearable for him to lie flat on his back, yet with all the surgeries he's had lately, that's what's been happening. Not only is he flat on his back for the duration of these surgeries, the operating table is nothing more than a slab of hard steel. Not good.

Now that he's had the angiogram, he needs to remain flat on his back for whatever the requisite amount of time is (I know it used to be 24 hours, but now I think it might be 12?) and he couldn't do that if he was awake. He has very severe RA, so the pain is a big issue.

OK, enough about that. Thank you ALL so much for your kind thoughts, comments, prayers, etc.

Let me leave on a VERY happy note - I have one and a half days of school left!! Woo hoo!! Oh, and today is Monkey's 11 month birthday. I can't believe that in one short month, she'll be a year old!! How the HELL did that happen?!?


Funny in My Mind said...

I gave you an award!

Sonya Ann said...

You are so busy. My life is like that too from one thing to another.

Melanie said...

Hey! I gave you an award too!

Funny in My Mind said...

Forgive me but who is monkey? A niece?

Busy Bee Suz said...

So sorry he is in any pain at all. Wishing all the best; hopefully those Docs know what they are doing.
Phone calls first thing in the morning, late at night and in the middle of the night are heart stoppers.

M said...

Sending good vibes to FIL...getting old sucks!

karen gerstenberger said...

I'm terribly sorry that your FIL has been so ill, but am glad that they have him safely under observation. I pray he will be well, pain-free and home recovering soon!

Melanie said...

I'm so glad that your FIL is at least clear of the issues they assumed, but that's so awful that he is in so much pain. That's what makes it all so much worse! I will keep the prayers going for him that he can be back to feeling good soon!

And I bet that poor Monkey will not even get a party. It just doesn't seem like anyone loves that poor, poor child. ;-)