Sunday, June 12, 2016

summer update....

It has been a rough year.  My dad has been to the ER a couple of times this year because of falls.  He is fine, but I believe the doctor had intentions of admitting him back in the hospital and then back into the nursing home....except the hospital dropped the ball and sent him home.  The doctor says if he falls again, he will need to go back to the nursing home.  The lymphodema in his legs and the fact that his shoes do not fit properly are why he falls down.  We are going to look at getting him some new shoes this week.  He is actually falling less now because he has a physical therapist working with him.  Josh and I have been spending most of our time with my parents this summer.  I stay with my dad and Josh goes with my mom to get groceries.  My dad is having good and bad days which is to be expected.  Some days he talks to us and just seems a little confused, other days he does not know where he is.  I am just trying to be there for him.
My job...well, I understand I am being moved to a completely different position next year and it is not very desirable to here we go again with the job situation.  I feel like I am supposed to be with my family and not working, but that is not really possible.  I would love to find a part time job.  I really do not need this extra stress.  I will say work is a good way to stay distracted and busy though.  I have applied for a position at another school...I hate to leave my job because I have met some really good friends there.  They have been very supportive with my dad's situation.
Josh finished his junior year and starts his senior year in the fall.  It is hard to believe.  I took him to the orthodontist the other day and it was his last check up.  I guess his braces have been off for a year now.  They said his teeth have not shifted and he does not need to come back, so that was good news.
I am sure there is a lot I have left out, but I have been so busy just spending time with my parents.  I am home today doing laundry, so I thought I would decorate my blog and post an update.  I really do want to post better updates.  We will see.  If not, have a great summer and 4th if July!  I am truly going to try to be back before then though.  Maybe something good will happen.


  1. Hi Lori, I know you want to be with your parents and if it is possible, do it. I know I did not take enough time off for my mom and I wish I would have for her and my dad, I did spend lots of time with my dad which is good because when he did suddenly get worse, I was able to be with him. I stopped watching my grand daughter to be with him. I was there for him his last few weeks. We kept him home with the help of hospice. I pray things work out for you and your family. Josh a senior, wow times flies!

  2. Hi Lori; dropped in to say hi and thank you for dropping in on my site. It's been awhile since I visited blogs but I'm turning over a new leaf. :D Have a great week my friend.

  3. Lori, I understand how stressful it can be caring for parents. I hope you can resolve your job stress by the time school resumes. You have a lot on your plate, my friend. Take care and check in here when you can. You are in my prayers.

  4. Caring for parents can be hard but it is rewarding in it's own way too.
    Take time for yourself as well.
    Glad to see you blogging again.
    Stay strong.

  5. Hi Lori. I am so sorry about your job situation. We have a severe and profound area in my school, too, and last year I worked in there about an hour a day. I definitely would not want to do it full time. I hope that you find the perfect position, even if it means going to another school. I will also keep your family in prayer with regards to your dad. I can only imagine how stressful it is to watch his health deteriorate, especially when you remember him as a healthy young man. Hang in there, sweet friend, and try to enjoy your summer. Big hugs!

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  7. Hi Lori; My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I know how hard it is for you seeing your father's health deteriorate. I pray your job situation changes and things get better. It's hard to believe Josh will be a senior in the Fall. Time goes by so fast.
    Take care my friend.
    (my new blog)

  8. Hi Lori; Sorry about the wrong blog listing. It's :


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