Monday, November 3, 2008

Busy days

Just a quick update to say that things are keeping me busy here. Bob arrived back in Virginia Saturday evening around 8 Pm and we've been getting set up at the farm. The weather has been very nice and the trees are in grand Fall form here in Montpelier. Despite the fact that we enjoyed our stay in Elkhart, we sure are glad to be finished will all the "punch list" for the motorhome. There are a few little things left to do inside, but otherwise we're done!!

I've been at the hospital most days with Kristy, except for Saturday (and Sunday) when I took Eric and Trey (Kristy's youngest boys) out for the day. They are really good boys and are always fun to be around. They are doing pretty well and Grannie Barbara is taking good care of them and the house while Kristy is gone. She has the house in great shape and the kids on a good routine, so everyone is grateful for her help. I think she's about 76 years young and she's my nominee for the next Nanny show! Thanks Barbara! :)

I sure wish I could say that Kristy was better, but she is really struggling. Most days she sleeps, sometimes fitfully and sometimes peacefully. They say this is the best thing for her while they try to get her electrolites and blood levels corrected. They should start dialysis every day now (as opposed to every other day), and that will make her better. The doctors and nurses seem pleased with her progress so this is a good thing. It's just very hard to see her so very sick and able to do nothing to really help her. Despite the fact that you know up front, going into a Bone Marrow Transplant that the patient will be deathly ill, you're still not quite prepared for the life struggle that they must go through.

It is humbling to see the BMT patients on the wing with Kristy as they fight their individual battles for survival. What a tremendous reminder to count your blessings every day and what a wonderful gift good health and good friends are. I am so thankful to have some of both!!

Many, many thanks to all of you who have sent cards, left greetings, called and just been so supportive.

Tomorrow is Voting day...hope everyone casts theirs! We will drive down to Warsaw tomorrow when I leave the hospital to vote and visit some good friends. Another busy day!

Big hugs to everyone!

3 comments:

Sandra said...

Stay strong, Bob and Molly. You're doing a big job! Our prayers are with you and your family.

Jim and Dee said...

We think of all of you daily. Prayers are with you.

Mark and Dortha said...

Thinking of you guys every day.

Hugs to you and your family