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Too Busy Taking Time Off to Take Time Off

laurie_robey went to the doctor this morning for her particular bug, and was told as part of her prescription to take the day off. I was working from home, 'cause I'm already back in the negative on time off from work, and was taking a short break to make a LJ post about a peculiar art-withdrawal dream I had last night [1] when the phone rang. It was my mom again. I knew this wasn't a good sign.

So she's back in the hospital, this time staying there until further notice. Laurie drove her to the hospital while I took dad home and stayed with him until my brother got off from work. (My dear old dad has lost quite a bit of short-term memory and really shouldn't be left home alone all day. His charm and wit are still there, but his situational awareness and ability to stay focused on anything for more than a few seconds are very low.)

Tomorrow morning, sister takes over dad-watching duties, with a bit of assistance from us in the morning with dad's morning insulin. Where it will go from there, we don't know yet, we're playing it all by ear.

Laurie finds it highly amusing that everyone we meet at these various hospitals keeps asking if she's okay or if she needs to lie down. The answer of course is, no she's not okay, but there's nobody but us to do this at the moment.

I did steal about half an hour of nap on an unoccupied bed at Kaiser Permanente myself while waiting for paperwork. Frankly, I got no business being out of bed either. But it's only 11 more days 'til my annual physical now, hopefully I can hold up until then.

-The Gneech

[1] Art? Art ... yeah, I remember I used to do that once. Looooong ago. Sigh.


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Mar. 19th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
Good thoughts to you, Laurie, and your mom and dad. I hope you'll all be doing a lot better very soon.
Mar. 19th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
Thanks, buddy. :)

Mar. 19th, 2010 06:22 am (UTC)
Mar. 19th, 2010 06:40 am (UTC)

I have something that might help you feel better. Den of Geek has a spoiler-free review of the first Moffat-era Doctor Who episode.
Mar. 19th, 2010 10:46 am (UTC)
Sending you strength and healing wishes....
Mar. 19th, 2010 01:06 pm (UTC)
Best wishes for your mom and you.
Mar. 19th, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC)
My best hopes and prayers for a good strong recovery from whatever this is.

Having cared for my elderly grandparents (my grandfather also had a short-term memory problem) I know how stressful this can be.
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