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.