Friday, March 07, 2014
Yesterday was a very bad day. And yet, as the old children's picture book of a Yiddish folktale said, "It Could Always Be Worse".
My 92 year old dad fell yesterday morning and broke his hip. He wasn't in pain but couldn't stand up. He was finally carted off to the hospital over his protests where they discovered that he's broken the ball of his hip. My 88 year old mom is trying to visit him with her walker etc.
Silver Lining - He wasn't in pain. In fact, he didn't believe that he had broken anything at first.
(I'm a bit worried about this one today. He has surgery this morning and at 92 that is never ever a routine situation. And I'm just too ill right now to fly across the country to help out my sister with the situation.)
Half the electricity has gone out in the house and we can't figure out what is wrong. My poor husband had to come home from work at 11:30 pm and try and trouble shoot. This morning he will have to get up early and go to Home Depot and try to repair it if he can.
Silver Lining - It is only half the house. We do have electricity to the stove and the refrigerator, though nothing else in the kitchen works. I have electricity to my computer, though nothing else in the living room/dining room works (don't know why!) We have lights in the bathroom and the furnace works. I'm not sure yet about the hot water heater. I did get the kids to run a long extension cord down to the garage freezer though so we won't lose all our meat.
Last night I almost carted myself off to the hospital, I felt so terribly poorly. I took my blood sugar and it was 320. Then I realized that I had messed up my evening meds.
Silver lining - Messing up those meds made me look closer at my antibiotics and realize that I had totally misinterpreted the dosing instructions. I was only taking half of what I was supposed to be taking. So. . . once I got my blood sugar under control and could function better, which was surprisingly quick, I was able to sort out the medications. Now I will be on the right medicine at the right dose.