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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy New Year!!

Holy cow, well I have been busy since my last post, but everything is ok.  Middle of November my dad went to a doctor's appointment and they sent him straight to the hospital.  He has lymphedema in his leg and it was swollen and infected.  He was in the hospital for a week and then a nursing home for 3 weeks getting his leg better, but he also has alzheimer's, so his stay was very hard not understanding why he could not go home and forgetting we had visited.  He got to come home a week or two before Christmas.  He (his leg) is doing much better.  He has a nurse that comes to their house and physical therapy.  I understand they are just temporary though.  It is too bad.  I was hoping they would be there until my dad has to go to a nursing home because of the alzheimer's.  I think he is aware enough now to be ok at home.  He still talks to us and knows who we are.  He spent Thanksgiving in the nursing home.  I got up early, made Thanksgiving dinner, ate and then went to visit my dad.  It was all so rushed.  We had Christmas at my mom and dad's house.  I stayed with my dad the last day I had to work so my mom could go Christmas shopping.  It has been crazy.  I went and stayed with him today too so my mom could go visit a friend in the hospital. 
Josh and I start back to school on Monday the 4th and this has been the shortest break ever.  We did get our Christmas things put away and got our house cleaned up.  Things are a little busy and crazy, but that is just the way it has to be now.  I did take a day to get my hair cut and highlighted.  That is the picture I added in this post. 
If you think of us just say a prayer, it seems like we are always running...my parents and my family too.  Just pray God would help us through and bring us peace of what is to come.
Happy New Year, have a safe winter.  I will try to post again soon.


6 comments:

Susan said...

Happy New Year Lori. I know what it is like to be so busy. 2010 was a hard year for me. I would work and then go on the weekends to help my dad with my mom who had alzheimers. I would also help with the grands. My mom passed in May of 2010 and I lost my doxie Reina at the end of Dec that year and it was so hard. I spent a lot of time with my dad and very thankful cause he died at the beginning of 2013. I know it is a lot, but you will look back and be thankful you could be there. I am thankful I have my blog all these years can I go back and read. Love your no hairdo! Hugs

Melanie said...

Lori, I so understand. My mother has Alzheimers and lives with me I know life can be challenging. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Happy New Year.

Kat White said...

Hi Lori,

I am so sorry about your dad...I certainly can understand since I have so many problems with my mom and her being 83. It does keep you busy, but at least I am here all day, which can be stressful as well. I am glad you do what you can though, I know it is hard on you. I will be saying a prayer. I Hope you have a beautiful and wonderful new year! love your hair it looks really really beautiful and suits you! Hugs

Tammy said...

Hi Lori,
I am sorry that your dad has had health issues, but I'm glad he is back home and doing better. My MIL has dementia/alzheimers as well. I have not seen her for several months, but my hubby said she gets very confused. It sounds like you have a rough year ahead of you, but I will keep you in my prayers. Have a happy New Year, sweetie! xo

pam said...

Hi Lori,
So sorry to hear of your Dad's health issues. Keeping him and your family in prayer.
Happy New Year and God bless you. xo

annie said...

I will keep you in my prayers. It is difficult to say the least.
I hope this year will be easier on you and your family.