timeout hand signalI’m taking a brief unanticipated time-out this week. My grandmother is back in the hospital, and my mother had the bad manners to have an intestinal blockage at the same time.

On the good news side, Memaw is out of ICU and in a room (due in part to my 48 hours of excellent bedside assistance, I’m sure), and Mom did not require surgery and is out of her hospital. No assistance from me needed, but remind me someday to tell you the story of how I managed to nearly destroy her hospital room in less than 5 minutes. (Hmm. As I wrote that, I realized that it was shortly after that incident that they decided she didn’t need surgery after all. So perhaps I do get an assist on that one. Go, Me!)

Anyway, I’m pooped! And due back at the Memaw hospital sometime today. I just wanted to pop in to let you know what’s going on and why my somewhat erratic posting schedule has gone nonexistent and, more importantly, why I’m not reading your blogs. I hope to fix that today, if a certain person of the elderly persuasion will cooperate.

Thanks for your patience and understanding!

12 thoughts on “Time-out

  1. Oh, I’m so sorry – bad enough that one is sick/in the hospital but both is way too much!!! Take care of yourself while you are dealing with everything!!

  2. Oh my goodness, I can surely empathize with how exhausting caregiving can be. Take care…my thoughts are with you and your sweet family!

  3. Oh my goodness. I’m so glad your mom is okay so you can concentrate on taking care of your Memaw. Try to get enough rest Cammy. I’ll be praying for you today.

  4. Wow when it rains it pours! Good news that your mom is out of the hospital. Prayers and good wishes for everyone including you as the care taker!

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