Friday, April 24, 2009


Well, we survived the first 2 full days at home. I am learning to give Gary Insulin shots. Someone told me to practice on an orange. I don't love an Orange, but I DO love Gary. If me giving him the shot daily (it will be only for 3 weeks) means, that he will be better, I will do it. I don't have to like it to do it.

Otherwise it's slow going. I picked up the supplies at the VA yesterday. Health Nurse is coming in today again and the PT is starting with the workout on Tuesday. She was here yesterday for the evaluation. Things are taking shape. Gary is getting better with walking around the house (with a walker of course). BABY STEPS is still the motto. Rome was not build in one day.

This week, with all the running around (I am the driver for now) I am behind in my crafting. I will make it up when things are settling down.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


It's been a long time since I posted. My only excuse I have is that I haven't been home for the last almost 2 months. On March 02 we brought Gary into Pioneer Valley ER with yet another case of Pneumonia. As he gets older, it takes longer and longer to get over it. He was one month in ICU and then another 3+ weeks in Promise ALTC (acute Long Term Care) It was touch and go for a long time. Gary had given up. He didn't want to live anymore. I think the Lord told him that his time here on earth isn't up yet - but all of a sudden it was like someone flicked the switch and he began to improve.

Today I FINALLY get to bring him home. That doesn't mean that he is all better. We will have Home Health Nurse, Home Health Aid and PT coming into the house. It's going to be busy. One thing is that he has to walk more. The plan is that we are mall-walkers by winter. I have to prove to Gary that he can do it. He is discouraged because of his back pain. But if it is a battle of the wills, I WILL WIN. I am even more stubborn than he is. I had several conversations with the Lord. I told him, that I am not done with Gary yet. AND Gary still has some work to do here on earth. We are taking one day at the time.

I am glad, that I have my crafting. That was the thing that kept me sane (what's that??) during the time when I was sitting with him.