Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Still here, still crafting, kind of

I know it has been over a month since I last posted.  I would apologize, but I am not going to.  Per my High School English teacher "never start off a letter (blog) with an apology.  I will, however tell you what has been happening in my life.

I have been knitting.  I have completed one sock and the second one has 3 rows of ribbing on it.  I have stopped working on the sock right now in favor of my Radian Yoke sweater that I started last year.  I am determined to finish it so I have a new sweater to wear this spring/summer.  I have also managed to get all my hanks of yarn wound into cakes (thank you babe, for the swift).  That is all my crafting I have been doing though.

Life got in the way.

The first of March, I ended up taking my mom to the ER with breathing issues.  She thought she had pneumonia.  Nope................Atrial Fibrillation.  She was in there for 4 days and got sent home.  They could not get her heart into normal rhythm even with shocking her.  Found out, she has been like this since 2008!

The week after she got home, hubby, myself and our 2 friends headed to Las Vegas for a little R&R.  It was fun AND we managed to come home with some $$ this time.

The day we were driving back from our R&R, my mom went back to the ER.  Extreme shortness of breath and lots of edema on the legs.  (thank you son, daughter and daughter in law for the care you gave her while I was gone)  Congestive Heart Failure!!!!!  St Patrick's day was spent in the ER and then onto a room to see what they could do to get her back on her feet.

All sorts of tests were done on her and the thing that helped her the most was the drainage of her pleural effusion.  They got 2 liters of fluid off her lungs.  (it came to 48 ounces total).  She is breathing better now and feels so much better.  She is not in Rehab to get her strength back so she can return to her independent living apartment.

This has been a wild and crazy road for all of us.  So far, this month, she has been at home for a total of 7 days.  She should be returning home in the next 7-14 days.  Lets hope, this is the end of it.  I don't think she could tolerate another set back at this point.  I was totally convinced that we were going to loose her last weekend.  I think she felt the same way.

So now you know why I have not been blogging and the knitting has not been worked as much as usual.  My evenings are spent at the hospital/rehab center and once I get home I eat and go to bed.

Hopefully I can post a picture of my finished sock soon and I am just about done with the body of the sweater, so there would be another photo op.

Happy Crafting!