December 08, 2003

Near-enough normal

Oldest daughter Robyn made it home for Christmas with no problems. She's working day #1 at her old job right now, making as much money as possible to pad her savings account before she heads back to school. She'll be working six days a week the entire time she's home, including (I think) both Christmas and New Years for holiday pay.

Liz came home from the hospital yesterday. Her doctor, her nurses, and Liz agreed that it would be a better thing than spending another day there. She'd gotten a new roomie, and from my observations, I think the lady was terminal. She was loud and (understandably) ornery, constantly demanding pain meds - which she got - and more often than not there was a nurse there to deal with her. Sometimes there were two or three. Lots of noisy machines were hooked up to her. She was being fed through an IV, but she bitched so much that they finally gave in and brought her a tray too. I overheard a doctor say basically that it didn't matter anyway.

I felt bad for her, but that's not a good environment for others to try to get well in, so they sent Liz home.

She's doing great. Slept soundly last night, and the dogs have gotten the idea that they are not allowed up in her lap. I'm at her beck and call, which would be funnier if I were a girl... 'beck and call girl'... shut up, I'm tired too, and I slept on the floor again. That's one of those character-building things my parents used to lie to me about.

Once again, thanks to all who sent well wishes and prayers. We appreciate them more than we can say. Now, I've got some half-completed interview questions to take care of.

Posted by Ted at December 8, 2003 12:48 PM
Category: Seriously

Woo hoo! Sounds like the skies are only gonna get sunnier from here!

Oh, and sleeping on the floor makes me have horrible nightmares. What's the trick? I'd hafta move a cot into the BR, or something.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 8, 2003 07:40 PM

Good to hear that Liz is home and doing well.

Now I have to go and vote for you. Again :)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at December 9, 2003 01:05 AM

Darn, it won't let me :(

Posted by: Pixy Misa at December 9, 2003 01:07 AM

Bless you both...I'm glad Liz is okay.
(how're YOU doing?)

Posted by: Stevie at December 9, 2003 01:45 AM

Glad to hear things are going well, and that the dogs are smart!

Posted by: Victor at December 9, 2003 08:22 AM

Glad to hear Liz is home...hope all is well.

Posted by: Jennifer at December 9, 2003 10:23 AM


Posted by: LeeAnn at December 9, 2003 11:29 AM

*shudder* Hospitals are only good for surgeries and meds. The supposed aftercare (and wretched roommates) are enough to drive you into a padded room. I'm glad Liz can come home to such an incredible nurse. Will you be in candy striper gear? ;)

Posted by: Dawn at December 10, 2003 10:53 AM

Very glad to hear she's home and well.

Posted by: Simon at December 11, 2003 02:09 AM
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