Mom remains in her nursing home
Dad is still in the hospital
My daughter is in a separate “seizure” diagnostic facility for the next two days
Took my son in to see the Dr for a worsening ear ache
My dog needs to go in to see the vet for shots
So I can put him in the kennel
while I’m in my office at work and my son in school
home is in disarray
contemplating going in-sane.
Probably just in need of rest. Yesterday was a bit of a stretch as I balanced a neurologist who gave my daughter and I a now or wait forever treatment option (involving hours of driving) with tending to the needs of my father and the new medical need of my son. Haven’t seen Mom in a couple of days which is bothering me. Did put in three hours of after school parent-teacher activities last night to include open house.
Dad is s-l-o-w-l-y recovering. He’s eating again, small amounts, and will utter the occasional word. It doesn’t feel like we’re at the brink anymore. However it does feel like we’ve entered a new stage in our journey.
The highlight of a rather long and tiring day (in every Dr’s office waiting room I fell asleep while waiting) was after 9 p.m., going to my dad’s room, streaming some soothing music over my laptop and just sitting with him for a few hours, holding his hand every now and then, speaking a little so he’d know I was there but mostly just listening to music… and breathing for the two of us.