Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Of Mother's Day and Morphine Drips

Hmmm...let's see. I think it is time to post more often before my stats bottom out for the last time. A look at the past few months is truly shocking. Let's just say that only you are reading anymore. =D



I enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day weekend. My daughter took me shopping on Saturday and bought me shoes...real shoes...not slides, not flops. It makes walking so much nicer. I am too old for the choices of former years. On Sunday, the boys came to visit with their dad bringing warm scones, a hanging plant, and 
a Scentsy bird. 




I asked the grands what they had given their mother for Mother's Day and Sam said, "The best thing we could give Mom was visiting you." What a pip! Anytime! Glad to be of service.


The boys were so cute. They found two little girls "tight-roping" across a fallen tree in the ravine. They didn't think it looked safe (as indeed it was not) and told their dad. My son in turn told me and I asked him to calmly and firmly tell them 
to get down carefully. I tend to get shrill in such moments. Don't they look darling in the forest? No shoes! And that really scared me, too, because of all the glass down there.



Yesterday Monday morning, my daughter called me (after working the night shift) saying that she was very ill and would need to get to the doctor. We spent many hours in Emergency Care from 10 am to 7:30 pm. She has an ulcer and so is on
the proper medications for it. I had no idea that people could be so very ill with an ulcer. They gave her a morphine drip and anti-nausea medication and Percocet before they released her.


Poor daughter was a titch loopy and said to the nurse, "I'm just glad that you didn't make me wear a gurney  gourney." Ever helpful, I explained that she meant "a jersey." The nurse said, "You gals have to be tired. You mean a *johnny!"
 

I  know that I was tired, but my daughter had worked all night and was still going. No wonder she didn't remember "johnny," though John can't figure out how we could forget that. (*I have since been told by my sister that "johnny"
is a local term. What is the term for hospital nightgowns in your area? No need to tell me if it is "hospital nightgown." ☺)


I'll save what other little news for another post in a day or three. I haven't even told you about the squirrel in the basement or that my father is having another rough go with a blood clot in his "good" leg. Oh life can be so exciting. I'm hoping for a return to less excitement.


Thank you for stopping by! 


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53 comments:

  1. You should be a writer. I'd enjoy reading your books because of your candid style and humor. You'd be rich and well known, and I could say, "she's a friend of mine you know." I'm glad I checked on you today. Hope your daughter recovers quickly. Painful condition. We may have referred to the hospital gown as "dreadful". How about a 'peep' gown. ? Life is exciting at this stage. A different kind of excitement. Keep us in the loop.

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  2. Lovely photos ! Oh I do hope your daughter gets well soon . Yes ulcers can be dangerous if not treated ! I cant stand hospital gowns I prefer my own comfy jammies lol ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day .

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  3. Oh dear! Blog stats are least of your worries! At least you have new shoes to tread the path! Here's hoping your daughter heals well ... those are some serious meds she's taking! And as for being loopy ... who wouldn't be after a long session in the ER ... we call them johnnies down here in NH too. Loved the little daredevil pictures ... that is something I'd have found fun as a child! And Phoebe Treers, my neighbor, would have been shrieking at me to get down off that tree right NOW!

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  4. Well first, those ER visits can be scary and exhausting. Tell you daughter to take care of herself....poor darling. You managed for keep your humor however thru such an ordeal.....love the photos of the girls in the woodlands....happy to hear you had a lovely Mother's Day....gorgeous florals!

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  5. Praying for your dad, Vee, and hoping your daughter is feeling better. Your grands are so funny. I am a fan of little boys! Those girls were having an adventure, but shoes would have been wise.
    I think you should show us your shoes! I just got some new summer shoes - Clarks brand - I really like the support of them and yet they don't look like orthopedic shoes!
    It's been lovely here - warm during the days, cool at night. Today is cool, but is pretty out.

    Have a good day, friend!
    Deanna

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  6. So sorry about your daughter--and your dad as well. I could see myself saying the same thing about mother's day that your grands said their mom said, knowing how much a visit from them would mean to my mother. Yes show us your shoes. It is different now looking for shoes which I rarely do, but they usually are Clarks when I do, as Deanna said. Comfort trumps trendiness, tho those shoes always look good.

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    1. I think they meant it in a much different way. ;> I believe that they were implying that their mother would enjoy a break.

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  7. You need a little LESS excitement in your life. Hope your daughter is feeling better now. I know all too well how those Emergency Rooms are. But thank God for them! I have never heard a hospital gown called a jersey. It must be a local thing for sure.

    Have a good day, Vee! And a less exciting one.

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  8. Well I am glad you had a nice Mother's Day! I'd like to see those new shoes! I really need to get away from sandals too, but can't ever bring myself. My mother was hospitalized for 3 days once with an ulcer gone wild. Sooo painful. Praying your daughter heals quickly quickly and thoroughly! Didn't realize there was names for those horrid gowns. haha. Have a good rest of your week!

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  9. Sorry to hear about your daughter and your dad - hope they are both on the mend! I love your humour through it all and it sounds like some of that has rubbed off on your grandson - so cute! I hope too that you have a week of less excitement. I've never heard of hospital gowns being called johnnys - I think we just call them "gowns" over here. Thankfully I haven't had to wear one too often.

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  10. Come now, the stats can't be all that bad. Besides, I have come to realize it isn't the stats that matter, I would rather have 10 friends who care enough to stop and comment and say hello once in a while, than 1000 readers a day who don't connect. I don't need to numbers for advertising, since I don't do any on my blog, so it's just my own personal chat room and diary. Sorry to hear about your daughter and the problem in your dad's "good" leg. I'll pray they feel better. It sounds like your Mother's Day was pretty sweet :)

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    1. Oh they are truly bad, but I agree with you, better to have wonderful comments and visits than lots of visits and no comments. I think. Just as long as a commenter doesn't slip to "thanks for sharing," which is my biggest pet peeve.

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  11. Hi Vee, So sorry to hear about your daughter and father. I will be praying for both. I know the grands brightened your Mother's Day. Those warm scones sound so good. Your photos of the ravine are lovely with all the green! Hope you enjoy those new shoes. I have trouble finding comfortable shoes. I long ago gave up on shoes that look good!!! lol

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  12. You know, I never even look at my stats. I guess that shows you how much I still don't know (or don't care about them) since I started blogging! I have never had an ulcer but from what I hear, they can really knock you for a loop...as was the case with your poor daughter. I sure hope she is feeling better as well as your father. About the shoes...I may still be wearing my flip flips when I'm 85 ...if I live that long :)

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  13. I am always happy when I see one of your posts arrive in my email! Little girls ~ no shoes ~ fallen logs... good thing your family was aware! I totally understand the shrieking thing.... I think many of us go up an octave or two when we sense "danger"!! The warm scones would likely have made me unaware of everything else around me, though. Looking forward to your posts whenever they arrive!

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  14. Show us your shoes! I've reached the age where comfort is the most important thing. Found Hotter shoes that are soooo comfortable!

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  15. This is my third attempt to comment. This laptop is acting up so if you see on your stats I've been here awhile, that's why. I can't blame Blogger this time.
    Your grandson's comment was cute. Wonder if mom needed a break? lol! Sounds like you had a nice weekend with visits and new shoes and a pretty plant. Will you show us your new shoes?
    I do hope your daughter and dad both are feeling better. I'll say a prayer for them.
    As for stats, I rarely check mine as it's too depressing to see there are many more views than comments. And my views have dropped off too. As did a follower recently. That always seems to happen when I take a blog break.
    Here's to better days for both of us! It's been a bit too hectic here for me too. I'm getting too old for bottle feedings. Now I'm off to look up the blueberry muffin recipe. I thought I'd copied and pasted, but can't find it. Hoping to make some today.

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  16. Uh, hospital gown. I've never heard of them called anything else, but I love the term johnny. I've got to share that with hubby. ~ Here refreshments are called lunch. I had never heard that before and apparently our newspaper editor hadn't, either. He's also new to the area. Our fundraiser, Calendar of Cakes, is tomorrow. The poster said that lunch would be served at 2:30. The front page newspaper article came out saying that a luncheon would be served at 2:30 followed by dessert (called lunch, here!) of cakes representing the month at that table. We aren't doing a luncheon, but we are serving the cakes. I am so glad that I'm not the only one who hadn't heard that expression before. I just hope that no-one shows up expecting a meal.

    The two little girls are adorable. They appear to be little fairies playing in the woods. What a great picture to capture!

    I'm so sorry that your daughter is ill. You are such a good mommy and having you with her had to be comforting. I hope that she's feeling better.

    Your poor father is really having a rough time. I'm so sorry and hope he's soon feeling better.

    Love what Sam said. He's already learned just how to butter-up grandma. Sounds as if your daughter-in-law may have made scones especially for you. They are teaching the boys to be very thoughtful.




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  17. I'm wondering if your stats are down because a lot of people get your posts via email. If we don't click on your site do you know that we Read what you have to write?

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    1. Good question, Mommar6! Wish I knew the answer. Thank you for commenting and I'm glad to know that you are out there reading.

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  18. Sure hoping your girl is all better by now.
    Never EVER heard of a gown being called a johnny....I've learned thru blogging that people talk differently and eat differently in different parts of the country. Sometimes YOUR words and phrases throw me for a loop for a minute or two...until I get it figured out. And, I KNOW some of MY Texas slangs make folks scratch their heads and wonder, "what the heck"... I love it all, tho. I love knowing how you talk and what you eat and what you feel....it's all a part of getting to know bloggers and that is A GOOD THANG...LOL

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  19. Hi Vee!

    Blogging sure isn't what it used to be . . . as far as readers go. I love to blog, and love the friends I have made through blogging. I will be loyal to the end, no matter how many breaks I take. I consider you one of those friends . . . :0)

    I'm sure glad you had your son do your bidding and took care of the tight rope walkers - very scary, but cute! I tend to get screechy too.

    Your poor daughter!! I hope that she is doing better. I have struggled with ulcers all my life, they can be brutal! I'm so glad to hear that she did not have to wear a, gurney, heaven forbid! I like the term, "Johnny" for a hospital gown!

    My grandmother always said, "always buy good shoes and a good bed. If you're not in one, you're in the other." Good advise, I should take it!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  20. Sorry to hear your daughter had to go through that. Hope she feels better soon! I've never heard of the term johnny either, lol. That's a new one! Cute pictures, have a wonderful day!

    Blessings
    ,Jill

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  21. I always love having a chat with you, Vee!! I am so sorry that your daughter is having health struggles and I pray that she is feeling well again very soon. (That kind of thing is hard on a mom too!) I continue to pray for your dad as well...

    Whatever they're called, hospital gowns are the pits. I know they are designed as they are for a reason, but really, couldn't they make them in prettier colors or designs? Who really looks good in mauve...or that gray/blue print?

    And one last thing...I really hate that I have reached the era of comfortable shoes. Age doesn't bother me. Gray hair I can deal with. But I so wish I could wear cute shoes.

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  22. I love to read your blog and have been sorry you have been blogging less Vee. But I have to admit I have been too. And I only read two blogs that still post pretty much every day.
    The picture of those girls triggered a real "What were we thinking?" memory for me.My oldest daughter just turned 40 and about two months before she was born we bought our first home which adjoined a local park. We walked through the woods from the house to the park and at one point we crossed Furnace Run (creek) on a fallen tree about 8 feet above the water. I was more than 8 months pregnant and walking sideways on the log. Neither Paul nor I saw anything questionable about this activity. The Lord watches over fools! On, my.
    I hope your daughter heals. Paul's last ulcer was tested to be the sort caused by some sort of bacteria and healed with antibiotics.

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  23. Sorry to hear about your daughter and your dad's leg. Sweet grands for giving their mom a day to herself!

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  24. Oh kids! I'm glad those little girls were unharmed! Good for your grandsons to 'report' them before something happened. I'm sorry for what your daughter is going through. That must have been so painful and such a tiring time for you both. We call them 'johnny shirts' here. It sounds like you had a good Mother's Day otherwise. Love what your grandson said about his mum's gift. Sometimes just getting the kids out of the house for a few hours is enough eh? Peace and quiet. Sending hugs and wishes for a restful afternoon.

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  25. Bless your daughter's heart. Hoping she is much better by now and do hope your dad's leg gets better too. The woos of life sometimes can get to us. But all in all sounds like you had a good Mother's Day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  26. No matter what's happening over there...you always make me smile. Your daughter's situation is no 'laughing matter'...but imagining her wearing a guerney...or a 'johnny' is quite funny. Hope her ulcer is soon a thing of the past! Not a fun thing to deal with.
    Cute girls playing in the forest...barefoot and in dresses. Glad they survived their adventure without mishap.
    Hope things are resolved with your dad's health.
    Glad you were celebrated for Mother's Day. I smiled at the gift your grands gave their mom. Love it!

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  27. Well what a great response from the boys! I call those gowns "embarrassing". Sorry your daughter is having such discomfort. That blood clot sounds scary. Yikes...I wouldn't want a squirrel in my basement...but who would?

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  28. Oh, your poor daughter, Vee. I'm with you, less excitement would be a good change. Bless you!

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  29. Vee, I can't imagine your stats bottoming out, you have so many loyal readers who enjoy your posts so much! Having said that, I'm getting fewer visitors these days too - I think it's spring - we are all anxious to spend more time outdoors, getting spring cleanup and yard chores done. Sure hope your daughter is feeling better. We call them Johnny shirts too - I thought everyone called them that!? I do hope your Dad is improving too.
    Hugs.

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  30. Those little girls are like me when I was a kid. : )

    Sorry to hear about your daughter and hope she is feeling lots better and your dad too. Both my gramma and father had ulcers. My dad had 1/3 of his stomach removed because of it.

    Don't know what the gowns are called here and never knew they even had nick names!!

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  31. If your stats are bottoming out, I cannot imagine what mine would be called. Tanked? You have so many commenters and followers! I haven't grown my follower base in YEARS. I hope your daughter is on the mend. Ulcers HURT.

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  32. I hope your daughter is feeling much better now. She was smart to go and find out what was wrong. I didn't know a name except hospital gown! Did I learn something new today? Maybe! heehee! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  33. Excitement like this you can do without. I hope your daughter feels much better very soon. The term johnny for a hospital gown is a new one to me. I wonder about the etymology. I'll pray for your father.

    Those little girls on the log remind me of my younger self. My sister and I were always up for tree climbing, creek wading and what not all.

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  34. Sounds like your Mother's Day was very nice. So sorry your daughter had such a long wait in the ER. Hopefully she's feeling better after a few days on the meds.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  35. Hope your daughter is feeling better!
    Amalia
    xo

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  36. OH! How I love the Grand"s photo, reminds me of the days when I played on fallen trees at the creek behind our home!(I was a tomboy, lol)
    So sorry to hear about your daughter and her ulcer, my DIL just recently had the same problem, she was very ill as well, I will be praying!
    Hugs,
    Sue

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    1. They're somebody's grands, not mine! =D I'm glad mine had the good sense to know it wasn't safe. Thank you for praying! She is feeling like going back to work so that's how I know that things are looking up.

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  37. Glad to hear that your daughter is on the mend . That must have been a frightening night. What a special gift she gave you, good walking shoes...and how nice to have your grandsons visit. Do hope your father's health improves. Mother's day is all about family memories.

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  38. Your stats are down? Impossible! You have one of the best blogs out there in blogland, Vee.

    I am so happy to hear your daughter is on the mend and will be okay. Too funny about the "gourney." I always just called them hospital gowns. Enjoy your day!

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  39. I know how you feel Vee. My mother is having a toe removed today and is going to need help for a few days. Luckily it isn't her big toe because her balance is pretty bad already. So glad your daughter is doing better. Don't feel bad because I told my son our little ice cream dairy was a "land mine" instead of "gold mine"! I'm not sure how the wrong words continue to come out of my mouth.

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  40. {grinning}---it is called "gown" here. lol--hope she feels better. Blessings

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  41. I don't think our hospital gowns have a name.... but they sure are breezy.

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  42. God I hate shoes! A necessary evil they are. Once it warms up enough I will be in flip flops and sandals until November.
    I'm glad you daughter is on the mend. I have no idea what it is like to have an ulcer but it sounds awful.

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  43. When I call an older relative once a week we agree that if it is not an exciting week, we are fine with that. I hope your week simmers down for you. Hey, I am reading your post ha ha, you suggested only one person might be. See how faithful we are?

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  44. Oh my your poor daughter, glad you were able to accompany her, tired or not. The girls look dangerously high. So sorry about your father.

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  45. Never a dull moment around your home! I'm glad you were treated royally for MD but not so nice that you ended up in the hospital with your daughter - hope she is better soon.
    Who knew that hospital gowns could have a name? That's funny, I'll ask the nurses in the family if they've ever heard of this.

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  46. Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter and your father! What a time for her, bless her heart. I hope your father is better too. You take care and hope things look on the brighter side soon~
    Nancy

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  47. I'm behind in blog reading... again :/.
    So sorry to hear about your daughter's ulcer. I do hope by now she is finding relief from the pain and discomfort. Also sorry to learn that your dad has developed another health problem. Will keep him in m prayers.
    I can imagine the grands were a most welcome diversion in the midst of it all. I hope your life will soon be less exciting.

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  48. Oh my, I have missed a lot! I have been under the weather with a lingering bronchitis and not online very much=-=no energy or "zip" these days.

    I'm sorry to hear that your daughter was so ill! Ulcer can be dangerous as they can cause hemorrhaging. I hope your daughter finds out what is casusing hers and gets treatment that will allow it to heal completelly, Vee.

    Glad your made those little girls get off the fallen tree--scary!

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