Well, the trip didn't go as we'd planned but I'm home. Tired and trying to catch up on things, but back nonetheless. We had planned to come home on Monday but so much for plans. The reason for the trip over to Columbus was for my mother's 80th birthday and also for a dedication ceremony at the new Infantry Museum at Fort Benning. My mother, father, and brother as well as a good family friend were all having 'pavers' dedicated at the ceremony.
Before we left the motel for the ceremony on Monday, I got a call from my mother that my dad was ill and that neither of them would be able to go to the fort. This was something (the ceremony, not my dad's illness) that my mother had especially had been looking forward to. My youngest daughter had gone to Columbus from Aiken SC with her husband and baby to be there for the ceremony. My oldest daughter and granddaughter had driven down from Greenville SC. We went on to the fort without the folks, all the while my mind was on my dad and his not feeling well.
Long story short: My dad was VERY ill (nausea, a temperature of 104, not able to bear weight to his legs, not communicating except in grunts and single syllables, and my brother and I weren't able to get him out of bed at all) and after trying to manage him that afternoon, I called 911 and got an ambulance for him to get him to the hospital. That's where he still is and will probably be there through the week, if not longer. My husband came on home with the Aiken daughter and I stayed over until yesterday afternoon. What I know about my dad's condition is that he has a 'germ' in his spine and the infection disease people are trying to isolate the origin. He has arthritis in his back and pain in his lower back. I could tell at the house that he was hurting somewhere but he couldn't communicate to tell us.
So.........I'm taking it day by day and will decide at some point if I need to go back over.
I've got pictures to download to share with you so you'll know about the pavers and the celebration. It was all pretty impressive.
Today I've been to the doctor myself and had several hours with Ashley Marie while Pregnant Daughter went to the doctor herself.
I'm tired and trying to get back to my routine. Stay with me. Thanks for checking in here. I've missed all of you.
Welcome to Weezers Haven. Why 'Weezer'? It's what my grandbabies call me and that in itself is another story (ever see 'Steel Magnolias'?)
I am the mother of three daughters and the grandmother to four granddaughters. (Even the dog is a girl.) I am a retired pediatric nurse, a Christian of 'getting stronger' faith, and a reliable prayer warrior. I love to eat bacon cheeseburgers and drink too many diet cokes. Diet A&W is my biggest weakness.
I am not a person of great or many words. Here, you won't find long compositions. I am a visual person and often use my own photos to make a point or illustrate an idea.
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When a daughter begins to ask about the past, she is beginning to spread her wings.
A woman needs to understand where she comes from so that she may better choose where she wants to go.
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Parents rejoice in watching their daughter go about her life. Her confident stride tells of a woman comfortable with who she's become, and happy with where she's heading.