Thursday, July 14, 2011

It's still raining

Though the sky is blue and it's fairly warm, it's still pouring in our neck of the woods. I'm convinced the upcoming full moon is likely to blame. Thank you all for your words of encouragement. Your comments, prayers and well wishes are greatly appreciated.

MLTL is doing as well as can be expected with the weight of the world on his shoulders. His coping skills, such as they are, are better than I had imagined they'd be. The belligerent drunk in the bed next to him was discharged today so it should be quiet for those of us who visit for awhile. Praise be. It didn't bother MLTL at all since he couldn't hear a bit of what that man put everyone else through. They were the roommate match made in heaven for the nurses. I really hope they don't put another drunk next to him tonight.

On Friday, if cleared by cardiology, he'll have surgery, then spend a few days in ICU. No roomies there. I looked into taking a family leave to help take care of him when he comes home. I was saved from my temporary insanity by policy. I guess in-laws don't count as parents and I'm not entitled to a leave to care for him. Who knew? We'll cross that bridge when we get to it and figure out how to juggle yet another ball in our already overwhelming schedules.

I leave you today with two things to contemplate: The first is a quote I read in a medical chart yesterday, written by a professional type person who actually graduated from a university, and a song that says pretty much what I'm feeling.

"The family has three cats and they're all heavy smokers."

Alrighty then...at least I can still find humor when it smacks me up side my head.


15 comments:

Denise said...

Wow, I would think that in-laws would qualify under the Family Leave Act.

I'm sorry you're having to go through this.

That quote made me giggle. Thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

Those poor cats!! I loved the comment. Makes you kinda scared to place your life in the hands of some.

All will work out the way it is supposed to, you are a good daughter in law, even if it doesn't count!!

The Bug said...

They should get a nicotine patch for those cats :)

Our company counts inlaws as immediate family - I'm surprised that yours doesn't.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

all i have are hugs honey...

bee
xoxoxoxo

sapphireblue said...

Hope you are able to get some sleep.

laurie said...

ditto on the sleep. and you haven't lost your sense of humor!

Stephanie V said...

I'm pretty sure grammar isn't a subject they teach in med school. But maybe they should...it could cause all kinds of trouble. Can you imagine trying to get all those cats on the patch?

Madeleine Sara said...

Sounds like a tough time. I hope the cats are low enough to the ground not to inhale the fumes! ;O)

The Bug said...

I think maybe you should read this comic: http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/100714.html

Brenda said...

I sure hope your week gets better Rudee. The chart line was funny, but sad.

NCmountainwoman said...

You have been much on my mind. I can only imagine how stressful this whole thing has been.

distracted by shiny objects said...

Love the Jackson Man, but try These Days by Greg Allman--gets you where it hurts.

Thinking of you. Bought another Our Lady of Guadelupe candle at Krogers. Trying to give her a little more fire power...let me know if there is anything at all that I can do to help.

Winifred said...

At least you could read their writing. Not sure if it's the same in the US but here we always say that doctors' writining is illegible. Thankfully computers came along!
Love the smoking cats!

Take care Ruth!

Sandy said...

Oh sorry to hear about your father in law. I had to laugh about the heavy smoking cats..

Devon said...

Those cats need to be shaved so the Patch can stick to their skin!