Family Illness Update…

Things are not-so-good here. Grandma is still in the hospital with pneumonia and has now been exposed to another patient (multiple times) with MRSA.

Dad is still very sick and had to have IV fluids yesterday. His test results won’t be back for 2-3 days and for now he is on a broad spectrum antibiotic. We’re still not sure if it’s helping or not.

Mom is off today and dealing with chores so unless there are problems Randy and I may have an evening “off.” I say off in quotes because we are still lambing at our house, bottle feeding lambs, and caring for the 100+ animals on our farm plus trying to keep ourselves as healthy and rested and possible.

Craig is coming back out this afternoon to help mom, so that is a HUGE relief. It is physically too much for her to do on her own let alone the fact she is emotionally drained. Between Grandma going to the hospital Thursday and Dad getting sick Friday she is a bit frazzled.

Over my lunch break I am headed to our kinesiologist to stock up on our nutritional supplements and to the grocery store to stock up on some good, organic fruits and vegetables. I have plenty of meat thawed and enough home-grown eggs to make for some fairly quick and easy dinners. Luckily, Randy is so very undemanding as far as dinner is concerned. When time is a problem egg sandwiches are always my saving grace.

I had been relying on the two meatloaves I made Sunday from local beef and venison, but after lunch today those will be gone. I had to get a plan together for some easy meals.

Tonight we will be having sausage, eggs, and potatoes. I plan to throw a roast in the slow cooker with some organic carrots and potatoes for dinner tomorrow.

I also have a big bowl of chicken stock that just needs to have the fat skimmed off the top, and we will be adding a cup of it to our dinners each night. I love to make the coconut chicken soup in NT, but just plain ol’ stock will have to do for now.

We are also on various supplements from our kinesiologist and everyone, dogs included, is receiving CLO each evening. We are trying very hard to stay healthy, so hopefully our efforts prove successful.

When things are stressful for me I just want my husband by my side. For now we are 50 miles away from each other and hours away from being home together. Thank goodness for cell phones and possibly an evening at home together.

Please say a prayer Dad, Grandma, and the woman battling MRSA all make a full recovery soon.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day and is staying warm!


1 Response to “Family Illness Update…”

  1. 1 Roger & Brenda
    February 24, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    We are praying for your Grandma and Dad (also for you, Randy, and your Mom). Hopefully they will get better soon and the three of you stay healthy. Randy is like his dad when he comes to meals. Hopefully you will be able to spend some quiet time together tonight. Love You!!

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