out and back

It’s been a bit hectic here.  I’m home!  Home, sweet home.

After BabyHope was cleared from her little bout with pneumonia, I decided to take her to visit my grandfather.  He’s been ill, and I’ve wanted to visit all winter, but BabyHope’s assorted illnesses, along with other weekend plans, have interfered.  Turns out, I chose a “good” weekend – he needed to be hospitalized, and my aunts/uncles/dad couldn’t be there this week (they’ve been there continuously, taking turns, since January 15).

I stayed.  He was in the hospital for 3 days for congestive heart failure – he needed IV medications to rid his body of the fluid that’s been accumulating.  Fortunately, he responded well to the medications and is now home.  The story is more complicated than that – you know, things like should he be driving and living alone at home (no and probably not), but I’m mostly spared those decisions as I’m the grand-daughter, not the daughter.

So we got home yesterday from our 9 day jaunt.  I’m tired.  I have a recipe to post, too, but it’s not going to happen until tomorrow.

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~ by Larisa on March 13, 2011.

3 Responses to “out and back”

  1. Awwww good for you that you did go. Your poor grandad would have been all alone in hospital and probably scared, too. Really good to know you were there for him and that he’s better now!

    Old, and often ill people driving is a completely different topic. I agree with you that’s it’s really complicated and even though you are only his granddaughter you might even be able to have some sort of influence on him?

    All the best,
    Melinda x

  2. Glad to have you back.
    Sounds like not so easy a visit, but one that leaves you feeling you did something worthwile?

  3. Glad you were able to be there for him & that Baby Hope got to see him. That’s great that he’s home too- the hospital is no fun.

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