Monday, September 17, 2012

Bluer Skies

Thirteen days ago I left Mathews for Norfolk, 
where my son and I spent five long days
in a hospital for his surgery.

We were sent home with six different medications
to be taken around the clock, every three hours.

(The smoke you see coming from 
my ears the sentence above is due to too many 
medications to keep track of and administer
numbers, none of which adds up to a solid night's sleep.)

(Those are dead balloons, but when we arrived home they were very festive.)

Slowly--veeeery slowly--he has improved.

We've had to take it slow, but at least we're moving forward.

Today I am returning to work.

(Thank God for paid sick leave while I was out.)

The school will send someone over this evening
to start him on the long road to catching up with all
his class work.

By the end of the week, 
he hopes to return to school,
if only for half a day.

While we were busy coping with the surgery,
Mother Nature waved a magic wand and created
the most amazing weather.

Cool temperatures, low humidity, and crisp, brisk evenings filled with the calls of crickets.

And the marigolds are blooming.

Life is good.


Anonymous said...

CBW--please be careful driving that long commute; I am pretty sure you have not had enough sleep to recover from last week. Sam's recovery will turn the corner and little by little I know he will be feeling better.
It is stunning to think he will be able to return for a few daily hours of school in near future. Hugs to you and your children both.

Country Girl said...

I remember many meds and med charts I made for my husband, although never taking anything every three hours. Sure is beautiful right now - hoping life gets back on track soon. But so happy that Sam is doing well. Take care now, ok?

Deb said...

So glad you're both doing better and life is slowly returning to normal. Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Life is good indeed! I've been checking back here daily, hoping you would have good news. All I can say is yay, yay, and YAY! Betsy

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Glad Sam is on the mend! I've been praying for a quick recovery! Pretty marigolds!

Meg McCormick said...

Sounds like things are gradually returning to normal... that's good news.

I had to make a med chart for our two new kittens! Between them there were like 4 different things, some of them once a day, some twice, some for one or the other and some for both of them. My head just about exploded from all the REMEMBERING.

Dghawk said...

Yes, life IS good. I'm glad things are improving. Just don't over extend yourself any more than you already have. Sam is priority, everything else can wait. Still sending you strength and prayers.