Monday, November 23, 2009

An early Thanksgiving gift

We (me especially) had a great afternoon at work today! Down the road from our school, a new bridge is being built. Construction workers broke a water main and school was dismissed early!!! WOO HOO! Talk about a Thanksgiving gift!

Today is the only day we had school this week. Needless to say, attendance sucked! I had so many phone calls, notes, parents coming in, kids calling themselves off, kids calling their friends off and all kinds of craziness that I didn't know if I was up or down, coming or going, whatever!!

The students were sent home at 1:00, leaving me to finish my day without all the craziness and interruptions of this kind of day.

We (staff) have the option of taking Tuesday and Wednesday off. We could take compensatory time if we had it or we could work extra hours and take those off as we wanted. Now I'm a little strapped for sick leave (due to family issues, etc. over the years) and don't want to take my comp time in the event I need it later on in the year. Therefore, I was planning to work 4 extra hours so I could take off half a day on Wednesday. Since school let out early, my extra hours were made up before the day got late. Hurray!

Thank you construction workers, you made my day!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My guy is home!

Hurray! I brought my dear, sweet hubby home yesterday!!

The surgery went well, he's home and recuperating nicely. I want to share my good news with the world.

Dear Father in heaven, thank You so much for seeing to it that Rick was so well cared for. My human instincts lead me to worry, but I know You are in charge. I praise You for all you have done to bless my life, and the lives of my family members. Please continue to lay Your hands upon each of us and bring us health, well being and draw us closer to You. In the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, Amen

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Traveling between home and the hospital

Rick remains in the hospital. He's still on clear liquids and having his dosages of IV antibiotics. One of the doctors in Dr. Uhall's practice came to clear him for surgery (Dr. Uhall has the flu, so he's not seeing anyone for a while). Later in the morning the surgeon came and said he would be operating on Rick tomorrow, Monday.

At this time the surgery time is not scheduled. We will wait to hear that later today.

I came home to do some laundry, rake some leaves and put in a batch of banana muffins so that I'll have a healthy snack while I'm at the hospital tomorrow. I haven't gone to the restaurant/cafeteria there as yet, but maybe tomorrow I'll have to since I'll be there most of the day.

Rick is resting comfortably with the exception that every time he gets to sleep, someone comes in to take his "vitals" or give him a pill or check to see if he's gone to the bathroom! Ah, the joys of hospital stays!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

No raking leaves THIS weekend...

Today's post is a quick one. I'm just home from the hospital long enough to get a shower, play with Gracie and give Lily a little love before going back to Rick.

He was up ALL night with what he thought was heartburn, but's a blocked duct of his gall bladder. Poor boy was in lots of pain and after almost begging him, he allowed me take him to the hospital about 4 a.m.

He was given morphine; some ultra sounds and xrays were done. The verdict is his gall bladder is inflamed and he's developing an infection. Today they are giving him IV antibiotics. Tomorrow Dr. Uhall will evaluate him and clear him for surgery.

When I left him he was going to sleep. I'm home to pick up his pillow, his shaving kit, some nicotine gum and Lifesavers. He's on clear liquids, but was okayed to have the lifesavers and Sunny D.

More later.