Monday, November 20, 2006



I drove back to Cleveland(6 hours) early AM on Saturday. My f-i-l was at his house. My hubby was up all night with him. We called hospice to come in and check in. Saturday night,I slept with my hubby on the floor in my f-i-l's bedroom. He was restless and in pain all night. I tried controlling it with ativan and morphine but his liver functions are so bad ,they weren't making it through. By 7am we all sat down to talk and the decision was made to go to the hospice home for help at this time. We had him transferred and settled in by noon. What a wonderful place with some very special people.

After everyone was settled, the kids and I drove back to Chicago on Sunday evening.

In my training schedule,I already realized the Thanksgiving week was out. Weds. in the AM, I am heading to my dad's in southern Ohio with the kids to cook for Thanksgiving then I will head up to CLeveland on Friday to check in on my f-i-l. I hope to get back into training next week. As always ,flexibility is important.

Waddling slowly...............


Fe-lady said...

Thinking of you in this stressful time and hope you find some hours to relax, enjoy your family and take a walk or run by yourself! (Sounds as if you need some "me" time!) Take care!

IronSnoopy said...

I'm sorry you're having such a rough time right now. I'm sure your FIL appreciates everything you are doing for him. It's nice that you're quasi close enough to go back and forth. I'm still thinking of you. You know, you can e-mail if you need anything, like mail picked up or anything while you're gone.

sister smile said...

Family comes first, as you know quite well, but you must take care of yourself, too. Best wishes for you and yours during this stressful time.