Thursday, February 26, 2009

Just Here

I'm just here cuz I said I would be and I'd like to actually follow through on something for once.

It was kind of a long day. D6 stayed home with a cold and around 9:00 my mother-in-law called and asked if I could spend the day with her. So I packed up D6 (books, toys, snacks), drove out to Nana's and realized she needed to see the doctor. Which meant going to the walk-in clinic since she couldn't get into her GP. Three fun-loving hours later, with D6 now running a fever, it was discovered Nana is not eating or drinking enough. She had knee replacement surgery three weeks ago and just hasn't gotten her appetite back.

So it's been a long day, and probably a few more busy days ahead, but it's good.

I'm so glad Nana called me instead of trying to soldier through on her own. Now we know what we have to do -- force her to eat and drink. So that's what we'll do. Hopefully without D6 developing pneumonia like he has done twice in the past twelve months.

So I'm just here tonight cuz I said I would be and that's about it.


Louise said...

What an awful day. I'm glad there was some benefit (That mother-in-law asked for help.) Pneumonia? I hope not. Mine stayed home from school today, too, after a call yesterday that she was not responding in class, so they took her temperature to find out she had a fever of 102. But never pneumonia.

AnastasiaSpeaks said...

I LOVE you for being here.

It sounds like you had a really hard day but thank goodness you could be there for her. Family is so important and helping our family is one thing we can do that is truly just love.

I LOVE you for being here. Oops, did I say that already??? :)

I do really believe that especially during the hard times, sharing, writing, and putting it out there helps.

I hope you find that to be true.

Big hug from your blog friend.

phd in yogurtry said...

Whew, hands full! You earned your cap today, nurse nightingale! Hope your little D6 recovers quickly and your MIL cooperates with the food/water consumption.

JCK said...

Sounds like a long day. You are a good DIL, girl! And I hope D6 and your MIL feel better soon.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

You are a saint Madge.

Tricia said...

Some times just being here is good enough.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Good for you for being THERE for Nana. The fact that she called you says a lot about YOU!

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

You were more than a good trooper today. A sick child and a dehydrated and underfed MIL? You deserve a medal. I hope D6 will be alright and have no pneumonia. MIL will have to take good care of herself.