Wow. It’s finally 2010. I am so happy to be done with 2009 I almost cannot express it. I just read back over my last post from December 7, when Aunt Margie was struggling for her life. So much has happened since then! If you had seen Aunt Margie on Christmas Day, at her rehab center, laughing and joking and sneaking the deer bologna we brought her when her nurse left, you’d swear I’d jumped the gun by posting that. She is doing great. Is she healed completely? No. Do her lungs work? Nope. Never will again, but that’s not new. But she’s survived and she’s ready to bust right out of that rehab center. After my post on December 7, Aunt Margie suffered a heart attack. She had a fever so high she was packed in ice. There was an obvious infection, and she was diagnosed with sepsis. Finally, the doctors uncovered four different areas of infection in her body and said that if she was able to be stabilized, then surgery would be necessary as one of those places was a heart valve, according to the Hill Grapevine. A few days later, she was responding well to antibiotics, was moved from CICU, and was discharged about a week later to a rehab facility here in town to receive eight more weeks of IV antibiotics. She has good days and bad days, but she’s doing so much better than anyone anticipated. At one point, she told us that she remembers waking up and seeing her whole family standing around her bed, crying. She said that she realized at that point that something was bad-wrong, and that she must be in a bad way, and that she better get better right away. She’s strong, I’ll give her that.
- Aunt Margie’s doing well!
- 2010 is here!
- One of my little guys from daycare has become a big brother Wednesday. I don’t post their names, so suffice it to say that Big P welcomed Little P and everyone is doing well.
- Mama may have found out why her legs have been swelling, causing her a lot of pain. The culprit? Country ham. Hopefully now she can continue to heal and run around like a crazy woman (seriously, she ran the other day) once she gets rid of all that salt-induced fluid.
- Brian needs a new job. I am so not kidding.
- I think I’ve pulled a muscle in my back. I’m used to my back hurting in the morning, but it hasn’t stopped today and it’s in a different place than usual. It hurts a bunch, so I’m taking it easy today in hopes that it heals up fast!
- We’re hoping to go to West Virginia in a few weeks. We pray that trip will go off without a hitch, as we’ve had plenty of hitches in the last few times we planned to go. We miss Brian’s family, The Bum/Godson/Cousin Mike, and all Brian’s friends that we only see a few times a year.
- We’re hoping to start IUI this month. I’m nervous and there are a million details to iron out, but we’re praying it all goes smoothly. And is successful!!