Sunday, December 07, 2008

Still alive and kicking!

Yes, I am still alive and kicking, (That's what my soon to be 92 year old father (on Dec. 16th) always says when asked how he is) but blogging has taken a big back seat in my life. I will catch up eventually once things settle down around here.

Just before Thanksgiving my Dad had an infected toe which required an ER visit on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Subsequently diarrhea followed and after several doctors visits, it was finally starting to get better when the bottom fell out. Early this past Friday morning his lifeline was activated by him. Luckily I was still home because I had a migraine, which I was thankful for....pretty bad when you are thankful for a migraine. He was flat on the floor fully dressed. He was in pain...mainly his back. Called 911 and he was brought to the hospital. It wasn't until later that I realized he had been laying on the floor all night. He fell when he unplugged his TV at bedtime. Luckily no broken bones, but lying on the board that the paramedics put him on was excruciating. He was like that until almost 1 pm. He has muscle damage due to being on the floor so long. I was just so horrified and upset when I found out. He didn't press the lifeline button because he didn't want to bother me. It just about killed me knowing he was lying on the floor all night in pain. He still needs some more evaluating so that's why they have kept him in the hospital, but he may either go to short term rehab or come home with a visiting nurse and PT. Needless to say...I've been running and having quite a time with keeping up with things at home as well as email, etc. I have to forget the blogging for right now. Hope you all will understand. As soon as I have some free time I will try to catch up, I promise :)

One good thing I did finish the mate to the mohair socks last week before all the upheaval and got them in the mail. Have not heard from my sister as to how they fit. Hopefully I'll hear from her soon.
While he was in the ER I was so upset I couldn't even knit, plus I still had my migraine. Not much knitting to show you, but I do have to get going as Christmas is right around the corner.

Well, now you know why I've been missing. Hopefully things will settle down soon so I can get ready for Christmas and get caught up with everything.

Happy Knitting every one :)

32 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your father - how terrible. I hope he is ok, and feels better soon. And I hope you feel better soon too!

    Great socks, by the way - I'm sure your sister loves them.

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  2. I'll be sending healing vibes your Dad's way. I hope he will be up and kicking real soon.

    Beautiful socks! You do wonderful work.

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  3. Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I can't imagine how you feel! I hope he is feeling better soon. Maybe you can convince him to "bother" you sooner if something happens in the future.

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  4. I hope your father is doing much better. And I hope you are feeling better also.

    The socks are really nice and they look very soft. I am sure they will be well loved!

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  5. oh sweetie! Your poor daddy. I can't believe he had been laying on the floor all night and didn't want to bug you. Why do dads do stuff like that? It's totally understandable your lack of blogging! Sending healing thoughts your way for your dad. :) the socks look great. they remind me of candy canes. :)

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  6. I hope you father gets well soon! And I hope your head feels better! I've been having headaches most of the past week (real and metaphorical). Don't let the Christmas knitting give you another one!

    Amy

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  7. Take good care of yourself and your dad - blogland will still be here when you get settled down.

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  8. Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear your father is having so much trouble. It is tough to deal with sick parents (especially when they get into the "oh I didn't want to cause you trouble" bit. Ugh.)

    Good luck with your holiday knits, but please take care of yourself too. :)

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  9. You're such a diligent knitter & blogger I knew something must be amiss, and I'm so sorry to hear, but I'm glad you let us know. We'll be keeping you and your dad in our prayers.

    I love the socks...send your sister my address if she's not tickled senseless with them when they arrive. I know she will be though, doggoneit.

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  10. Deb so good to hear from you. That is awful about your dad. I hope he is feeling much better by now and that lifeline works but geez he needs to use it from the first minute.

    The socks look great I bet your sister loved them

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I'm thankful for those alert services, though we've not had to use ours yet.

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  12. I am so sorry. I hope your father is doing better now. Will be keeping him in my prayers.

    Those socks look nice and warm.

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  13. oh you poor honey, hope your Dad is ok now...must be very frightening for you all. The socks are beautiful!

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  14. I'm so sorry to hear about your father. Please take care of yourself. *Hugs*

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  15. All the best to you and your father! You did a great job on the socks! I would have never been as patient to get them done. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  16. i'm so sorry to hear that about your father! i will be praying for him.

    i sure hope your sister will like her socks!! they look nice and fuzzy. : )

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  17. I was wondering where you've been. I am so sorry to hear about your father. I hope he is doing much better now. I know how stressful it can be taking care of an parent, and yours sounds as stubborn as mine (someday I'll tell you about the kitchen cabinet incident). Take care of yourself too.

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  18. I am so sorry about your father! Best wishes for his speedy recovery!

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  19. Bless his heart for being so considerate but man, couldn't you just pinch their heads off sometimes. I hope he feels better soon. I totally understand what you're going through right now with my Mom having gotten out of the hospital recently. It makes for total chaos. Take care of yourself...will keep you all in my prayers.
    Hugs!

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  20. I'm so sorry to hear about everything that's been going on. I hope things are better now! Your socks are just beautiful.

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  21. so sorry to hear about your dad. our parents worry more over us it seems than their own well being.

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  22. Oh Deb, I'm so sorry! What an amazing and strong man he is, not wanting to bother you. Please tell him that someone all the way in Australia is thinking about him tonight. Much love to you, both. xx

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  23. I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope he gets better soon. It is great that you are near him and can care for him. I also love your mohair socks. I'll be thinking of you.

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  24. I sooooooo hear where you're coming from with all the hospital, rehab stays etc for my mom of late. PT at home is about to come to an end. Hang in there. Your father, bless him sounds very cooperative and caring, by not wanting to bother you. Is is necessary for him to unplug the TV? Wondering if a remote of some kind would be helpful on down the line for you.

    Wish mom was as thoughtful, she's being very uncooperative, irritable and difficult to deal with through out her troubles.

    HUGS for you and your dad,
    Sandy

    Love the socks, hope your sis does too.

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  25. So sorry to hear about your dad! You must feel just awful! Don't worry about the blogging - just take care of yourself and your family, and we'll be here when you get back!

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  26. Oh my goodness, your package arrived yesterday, and was such a blessing to me. Thank you so much. The blanket is gorgeous (is this the same one you blogged about a couple of months ago?), and J loves the trucks. How did you know that he's obsessed with trucks right now? :)

    I hope you're getting some rest, and that your dad is feeling better and healing well. My prayers are with you!

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  27. I'm just getting caught up on some blog reading, so I'm not sure how old this post is, but I hope your father is doing much better. Sending some prayers his way.

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  28. Me popping in again and wishing you a Happy New Years
    Sandy

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  29. Just stopping by to wish you a Happy New Year! I hope everything is ok on your end.

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  30. Curious about how you got your picture to cover the whole header area. Can you explain to me how to do it?
    Thanks
    Sandy

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