We went to spend Christmas at Grandma's, but it ended up being much more eventful then I had hoped! Christmas Eve was a rough night, she (we) didn't sleep at ALL, because she was having a hard time breathing :( By the next afternoon she started getting a fever and her chest was hurting.
Christmas night was another rough one so, the next day we took her to the hospital where they said her pneumonia had come back, so she is back in the hospital.
I hope they can get rid of ALL of it this time.
For now; we are home and we got to have our Christmas tonight, the kids were so good about putting it off a few days for Grandma.... now that is LOVE!!!!!
I will keep you posted on how she is doing, thanks for all the prayers.
Now as for me.......I am off to bed, before I end up in the hospital :)
Here are some quick updates; sorry I am such a SLACKER!!
Grandma: She came home on Wed; and is in need of constant help for a while, so if anyone can help that would be great!!! Other than that she is feeling, looking, and eating better. Thanks for all of your prayers.
House: Nothing has really changed on the outside so, that is why there have been no new pictures. However; they have all of the plumbing, heating and air, and most of the electric done. They are hoping to have our 4- way inspection on Tues. They poured our basement stairs and our porch cap, and our windows finally came, so they are going to put them in tomorrow. On Monday the Central Vac people are coming to put that in. (Hooray, because I think my Dyson is going out) Well, we are slowly getting there. Our builder has been fantastic and really on top of things, let’s just hope he can keep it up!
Kids: We have had some sick kids, (SAD) but I think we are all on the mend. Now I just hope we can stay healthy through the holidays. We finally found our tree and the kids decorated it all by themselves. We have also done some fun cooking: We made rice crispy houses, (they turned out cute) homemade cinnamon rolls. (Heavenly) Tyler’s “famous” Chex mix (she makes it all by herself, and adds tons of yummy stuff) she thinks she is the bomb.
I will try to be better about keeping everyone updated.
Grandma update: I talked to her right before she went to bed and she said she “thinks” she has had her last antibiotic drip. Good news, because that darn IV has been bothering her! Now if she can just get rid of the oxygen thing in her nose…. She “thought” the Dr. said she could go home Fri or Sat, but when I talked to her tonight, she said doesn’t think she feels ready. I am VERY proud of her for admitting it, and I think a few more days might help her too. She was kind of bummed because they took the cords for her electric blanket away, (that is like taking her birthday away, or worse)but they did let her keep her blanket.
She is too funny.
Grandma and her best friend Martha Trav putting lotion on Grandma's hands They are soooo dry??? meds maybe??
Tyler checking Grandma's IV,
she was VERY concerned!
She is looking better :)
This is her IV , see why it will be nice to have that taken out!! Take note of the bracelets... They caused lots of tears at our house. One says fall risk,which Tyler said was rude! She felt like it is rude for them to let EVERYone know Grandma some times falls. And the other is a DNR.... Which we explained to the kids what that meant (yes Grandma was there to help explain) and Brayden lost it. Poor kid, but after a long talk he seemed to be better. It wasn't until later he told us he thought They (the nurses there) put it on Grandma ,and thought she didn't have a say. Now that he knows that she does and the reasons why, he understands. Some times it is hard growing up!!!!
Thanks for everyone who has prayed for and helped her at this time, I know she really appreciates it. I know I sure do!!!
I just go off the phone with grandma’s nurse and she said grandma does have a touch of pneumonia. Her nurse said she will probably be in the hospital a few more days. On the up side I talked to grandma tonight and she sounded much better! Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes.
Grandma Ina Mae has a SEVERE kidney infection, and was dehydrated. So Fri late afternoon she was admitted to the ICU!
On Sunday she was able to be moved to a regular room,
but her kidney infection is still very bad and is making her rather uncomfortable.
She has been a very good sport with all of the tests, and poking and prodding they have done.
The kids couldn't see her for the first few days (because there is a rule no kids under 14 years old allowed, talk about chapping someones hide... Tyler and Grandma were not happy )
But, I guess grandma convinced the nurse and right before we had to go home. (to Heber) Because, she let them come give Grandma some much needed hugs and kisses! Who needed them more? I don't know, both sides seemed to feel MUCH better after :)
This is the best Grandma has looked all weekend!!
She said she missed her little loves.
And her "little loves" were worried sick about her. Here she is showing the kids all of her battle wounds.... Tyler was fascinated, but Brayden about threw up!! He hates hospitals :)
She seems to be doing a little better, but they did tell her she is going to have to go to a "rehabilitation" center. (aka nursing home) for a few weeks (ish) she was NOT happy and doesn't want to go, but she knows she can't take care of her self right now :( So PLEASE Pray that she can get the strength back so she can go home soon!!! Until then....... REHABILITATION CENTER HERE WE (all) COME!!!!!!
Thanks to all of our family, friends, co workers, ward members old and new for all of your help!!!! It is greatly appreciated!