Last week was a bit rough… it was rough.
Mom has pneumonia and it is worrisome – although she was medicated, the darn antibiotics the doctor prescribed were too strong and resulted in her getting sick from them for three days in a row. By Friday, she decided enough was enough and did not take her daily dosage.
I spoke to her during the late morning and convinced her to call the stupid doctor to tell him about the antibiotics and ask for a different medicine. When she called at 1:00 in the afternoon, one of the staff members told her that someone would call back, that they have an emergency in the office.
No one called and when she finally called back after three o’clock; she was told that the doctor left for the weekend and they were not able to get in touch with him. She told this person on the other end of the phone, well Thank you, very much; I had waited all afternoon for the return call; and finally explained her situation, they apologized and told her that there is nothing they can do, and she will need to wait for Monday…..really.
While driving home I told her that she should call the pharmacist; explain what is happening, and is there something the pharmacy can do. The Pharmacist confirmed that she made the right decision to stop the antibiotic, and that he will try to get in touch with the doctor’s office to get a different prescription.
Somehow, in the midst of the weekend, and another sister able to get involved, someone in the office was able to prescribe a Z Pack – I am hoping this will help my mom, and praying for speedy recovery.
Another thing that occurred was a scary reminder that I’m not getting any younger, and I might need to deal with some grown- up testing. I hate being my age….
Therefore, I don’t want to list my thankfuls this week… I’m nervous, upset, and scared.
Scared of nothing and everything – scared of things I cannot control and more importantly scared of a monster under the bed that is not there.
Yet this has happened to me before – let downs, disappointments, deer in a headlight moments, and I turn my back to this outlet because I think, “life is not perfect and how do I continue…”
Well I promised myself that when the messes are felt, and I am sensitive and feeling raw that I will proceed with kindness, and compassion.
Consequently, here goes…
I am thankful that I can call my mom a few times a day to see how she is doing.
I am thankful that I do not live far from my parents, within 25 minutes I can be at their house.
I just spoke to my mom and she sounded much better and felt she had a good night sleep.
Next on the list are these two items – they arrived yesterday:
My new eye - glasses
I buy my glasses online – saves at least 50 percent - these are computer glasses, my Ophthalmologist made out the prescription for use on the computer and looking at smaller print, like Excel spreadsheets - beauties cost me $100.00 - not bad, an eye glass place in my neighborhood would have cost me over $400.00 for these- no lie.
$100.00 – for two nice eyeglasses – the company is called Firmoo and the link is on the sidebar if you need glasses.
A fun day at my cousin’s daughter’s First Holy Communion Celebration.
It was great to see some of my cousins. It was wonderful making plans and looking forward to some future get together events.
Yes, I wore the shoes
I didn’t fall!
Posing with my girl at the party yesterday, we loved getting dressed up. I let her wear a little bit of make-up. We did the hokey pokey and chicken dance - embarrassing her? Nah, well maybe!
A quiet morning - allowing 15 minutes to pray the Rosary - something I needed.
I use this website it’s so peaceful and wonderful. It leads me to here and I get to pray the rosary with many.
Last one, he makes me happy….
Check out how he eats….