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Saturday, January 30, 2010

My Butterfly Catcher...and getting ready for Ken

This was taken at the vet's office a few months back. Puma is just hangin' out on Lara's back. She waited about 10 min. like this, just so that the doctor and staff could see it. They couldn't stop laughing.So we are cleaning up getting ready for Ken. His kidneys seem to have stabilized, at least for the time being, and his anemia is ever so slowly stabilizing with the once a week shots, and when they first put him on the appetite stimulant he wanted to eat everything, and participated more in therapy. But, since about the last week or so, he hasn't been eating well. He's hydrated well for the moment, and so the Dr. upped his appetite stimulant. This has increased his energy and puffed out his face a tiny bit, but he has dropped a bit of weight- that's why the increase in the appetite stimulant.

But, I think that he needs to come home. I think that he's had enough of all this up and down. He'll either do better at home, or relax and all is in God's hands. It will no doubt be too much to handle, but that is the least that we can do for him to make him comfortable. We are thinking that he may sleep a lot. There is a lot of noise in the hospital...and so much activity. The young man on the other side of the room has a lot of nice friend's laughing which is good and nice, but Ken needs it more quiet.After a few days , if he keeps plugging away, yet it becomes too much to handle, then he will go into a skilled nursing facility, or some such place.

But, I have to do what I have to do, because no one else is in my shoes. I know that I would want to get the hell out of the hospital, and get home.

Today is quite beautiful outside. We have had an unexpected snow that is just breath taking. But, I understand that the roads are a bit precarious, so we are fine just tinkering away in the home, cleaning, organizing,etc..

Also, I may be moving info about Ken to another site. If you, family and friends, don't see anything, just write me for the link. Many of you already have my email, but an email is listed under my blog profile---so just click view profile, and you will see the link to my email.


Diva Kreszl said...

Thanks for keeping us updated on Ken, and yourself dear one. I pray that Ken can come home soon, I believe you are right in assuming he will be more comfortable and sleep better as well. While you shall bear the burden of his care I hope you will look into some home health assistance. You will both benefit if you can get some outside help. I shall continue to pray for you both sweet Lydia. May God's blessings surround you and offer you strength and courage!

Sandy Mastroni said...

If you don't mind > send me your new link
Love you !

Laurie said...

I'm glad he'll be home soon! Keep us informed as to where we can go to hear about Ken's progress!

vivian said...

H Lydia! I seemed to have lost you for the past couple posts! how did that happen. Glad to see you doing art work! fingers crossed and prayers goign up that ken can just come home SOON! Im sure that he would rather be there. maybe you can get a visiting nurse to check on him every day. Let me know if you do move your updates. I want to follow along. Every now and then a snow day is nice to have. Just to stay home and putter.. Its what I like to do best!
have a great sunday!

Jann said...

How are you doing, Lydia? I'm thinking of you and your family--always in my prayers, Love, Jann

Susan said...

Lydia, I'm still following the posts and thinking of you all...don't lose me--send the link.