Sunday, December 14, 2008

I am Back!!!

Really am glad to be back on track with my life. I took a hiatus to help out with my sister and her family. A little while back she was rushed to the hospital in agony here in Selkirk. They in turn sent her to a Winnipeg hospital who sent her home saying it was just an ovarian cyst. JUST said a man doctor, like to hear that if it was JUST on his testicle. Any way she was sent home and she stayed there for about 6 hours and went back to the hospital in Selkirk and they promptly rushed her in for surgery. Appendix decided it wanted to be a bigger part in her life and threatened to burst. It was actually seeping already and when they got in they hoped they managed to clean out all of the fecal matter and infection out of her abdomen . A few days later taking oral anitbiotics and pain killers she was at home and puffed up like a balloon. Allergies to the antibiotics so off she went to the hospital again. After Antihistamines and new meds she went home and then came back to hospital yet again she was in alot of pain couldn't walk and well just miserable. So they kept her there. We are now talking over a week with only ice chips and IVs giving nutrients. After 2 weeks she was finally given soft food (read Jello and pudding) after they had to go and clean out her abdomen again and hook her up to another bag to continue draining all infectious fluid. So until then liquid diet.
My part in all this . Looking after the kids. Afterschool activities take them to birthday parties, swim lessons, dance lessons, science club and finding sitters for when I couldn't be there because I work too. I had to stay at her home as my niece Alysa is allergic to cats. Yeah fun times. I am not used to young children. Anyway time passed and my sister was given a clean bill of health and sent home to her family allowing me to finally be here and catch up on all things here.
I am so glad to sleep in my bed have my furbabies around me. I gotta say I love all my nieces and nephews but boy am I glad my kids are grown. I am too old and selfish to have younger kids taking over my time lol. Waiting for grandbabies is okay when they arrive I know they can go right back to their parents. I can do the fun stuff and spoil them and send them home hehehe.


Amy said...

I am so sorry to hear the hospital sent her home like that,.. good thing she got it taken care of. Sometimes life takes over and we have no choice but to hang on. you did what any sister would do. kudoos to ya.. take care , Amy

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Sorry to hear you have been busy your sister, she was very lucky to have you there.
Guess what I just got....a gorgeous box of stuff that I am SO tempted to open. Thank you so much...and it got through customs inspection all still fully wrapped. I am popping a little Thank you in the mail already so YOU have something extra to look forward to after looking after your sister...may be a day or two after Christmas though...
love and hugs, Tracey

swooze said...

I hope your sister is healed quickly. That was so nice of you to take care of the kids for her. I am sure she really appreciates it.