Saturday, January 5, 2008

Checking In

No time to post for a while. I’m trying to spend as much time as I can with Barbara, who, having come down with pneumonia, no longer feels safe if left alone in the hospital. There have been times she felt she was going to drown

Mom hired a woman to sit with her nights. Barbara said it was a “creaky, squeaky old woman” who, for reasons unknown, set an alarm clock. The alarm clock was exceedingly loud, and when it went off, it terrified both Barbara and the sitter so much that the woman jumped up from her chair and fell over – backwards.

She’s okay, but we are glad she will not be needed more than three more nights, as by Monday the hospital is planning to transfer Barbara to some rehab facility, the hospital having done all it could for her.

Right now, I have insinuated myself into Barbara and Daniel’s home, to look after the girls and the dogs while Daniel visits Barbara, looks around at various nearby facilities to see where to put her, does his job-hunting, checks to see whether Barbara can get unemployment, now that she has been terminated from her job, etc., etc., etc. It seems he has dozens of things that urgently need doing – at a time when all he wants to do is be with Barbara.

I’m hoping he and I can alternate visiting her and being with the girls when they aren’t in school


Elizabeth said...

Prayers and hugs for you all.....

Christopher D. Hall said...

I'm just now catching up on your blog, having been on vacation, and so pray that our Lord will have mercy on Barbara and your Dad, and that all of you may cling to the Cross of Christ all the more through this veil of tears.

Pr. Christopher Hall