Monday, April 11, 2011

Roller Coaster!

It just hasn't been the best couple of weeks and have not been in any mood to blog about anything,
My sister is home right now with her daughter,
and she is in the last stages of Hospice, she still has breathing difficulty and seems very weak..
Her daughter is getting a little relief from one sister and brother, who plan on coming up starting tonight so she can get back to work.
I have been keeping the family and friends updated via Face Book.
My son Flash set up a Family page on FB "Seth Trowbridge Family."
He is my Great Grandfather on my Mothers side, Flash has done well tracing family on both sides but probably goes back the farthest on the Trowbridges, and he has also traced my dads side the Eatons back to Francis Eaton who was one of the signers of the Mayflower compact.
A lot of English blood there, but
we have always been closest to my Moms side of the family and that may be because of the Irish link from my Moms maternal Grandparents.
My Mother had 3 sisters and 1 brother that made it to adulthood and we celebrated every holiday together when we were growing up.
My sister and I are as close to some of our cousins as we are to each other.
So far we have only lost one of that generation and my sister may be the next.
Cleo was a wild child growing up, she could drive me nuts. She was the Tomboy and I was the girly girl.
If she borrowed my clothes I always found them in a ball on the floor when she was through with them.
She is 18 months younger and she has an IQ that could have taken her anywhere.
But she chose an early marriage instead of school and it wasn't until 3 husbands and 4 kids later that she decided to go back to school for nursing and then worked at a State Institution until she retired.

On my way home today from my post op appointment a stupid ass truck driver passed to close to me and ripped off my side mirror..He kept right on driving and I stayed on his tail honking until he finally stopped.
He took all my information and said his Company's insurance would get back to me.
He gave me his number to call if I don't hear anything in a day or two

I guess I am rambling here, mostly because I don't know what to do to stop this dam roller coaster.

Right now I wish I had a nice bottle of Pinot Grigo, my green tea isn't helping much

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

One more day!

Another morning for my sister, her kids are all here for now, this is the latest on her Caring Bridge page written by her youngest daughter Kim.

"Well the day was hard, but she is sedated now and resting again for one more night. They took her out of the coma this morning so we could talk with her. She couldnt talk, but she could write a little and tried sign language to us. We ended up getting an translator of sign in and also a Dr was with us through it all. Very helpful. Mom was still a sassafras, told the interp that he was cute and wanted to be alone with him ;) . She was very head strong about going off the ventilator today but we were able to get through to her that if that happened, she can not go back on. The dr's really want us to give one more day since her oxygen levels had improved a little. They did try some breathing exercise with no success. So tonight she rests, we will see what tomorrow brings. We really feel better about the outcome after our day with her. Thank you everyone for all your thoughts and prayers. We are hanging together and hoping for the best. Love to all, Kimmy.."

It is just a waiting game for now, her mind is sharp as a tack but her lungs are shot..At least she is able to make a decision so her kids won't have to do it.

Today would have been our dads 104 birthday, he died from cancer when he was 56.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

It's in HIS hands !

Last night I went to bed around 12:30 and just seemed to toss and turn. I couldn't turn off my motor. Too many things going on in the world that I try to solve in my dreams and so maybe I didn't want to go there. Finally around 2:00 I took an Activan to relax me and it worked.
(Pictured on Left; Kid Sister Gigi, and little sister Cleo)
Around 8:00 AM I was woke by the phone ringing, it was my sister's youngest daughter Kim calling. She received a phone call around 2:00 AM from the Hospital, they had to intubate my sister and put her in an induced coma. She has been in the hospital since early last week with breathing problems. So now I am wondering if my sleeping problems were caused by vibes I was picking up from my sister, Cleo.

She has been up and down for the last several months. The last time I went through something like this was in 1998 when one of my closest friends was fighting a strep infection that had turned into sepsis. She lost her battle and I lost a wonderful friend. This has been a crappy week, and there are other things that haunt me right now.

Tomorrow I am having some minor eye surgery, but needless to say now a days nothing seems minor anymore . . . wish me luck and pray for my sister and her family

Her Caring Bridge update is here.