Sadie got a haircut and looks like a puppy again! The photo below was taken on her way to the groomer. She isn’t fond of brushing and had a few places where her fur was matted, much easier to take care of now!Getting a haircut seemed to take years off of her…….hmmmm…..I wonder if that would work for me??
My dad: It seems like one day he is getting better and then the next……it goes the other way. I think his recovery will be long and slow.
A week ago today he was moved to a Skilled Care facility, it is a good one but this has been our first experience with a place like this and we are still trying to figure out if it is better or worse than the hospital.
Dad’s bowel obstruction surgery got infected shortly after his surgery and he still has the wound vac on. It has done a great job and hopefully will be removed next week.
He was in the hospital since May 15th and developed a yeast infection in his blood which is a fungus and is receiving an antibiotic for it that is given by IV. It had to be taken for 16 days – hopefully, one week left. Having the wound vac and IV really limited where he could go for rehab.
He gained over 60 pounds of water weight and developed edema which had to be treated very carefully with Lasix as he has a heart condition. This resulted in him not being able to walk or use his hands which weakened him.
Fortunately, the weight is now gone and physical and occupational therapy is happening. The skilled care facility is further away from the hospital and going up every day is exhausting. We are trying to figure out a way to make it easier on all of us while still being there when needed for dad.
I have had so many kind emails about my dad, thanks so much for taking the time to pray and think of him and all of us!
Quilting has been almost nonexistent
I finished several quilt commitments that I had, these went to Island Batik for the fall market. I have a couple of other quilts that I am working on for AccuQuilt and trying to get finished.
I have never been a good one for working on a project for an hour here or there, I work best when I can spend hours in my quilt studio immersed in fabric and creating. I can’t wait to get back to a normal schedule but I don’t see that happening for a while.
Blogging and quilting have been very sparse and many times I have thought about giving up on it. Builder Bob has said, “If it isn’t fun anymore….quit.” I’ve been frustrated but I know things will get better and I truly love sharing on my blog. Thanks for being there for me.
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Online Shopping for goodies
One thing that I have been doing…….shopping online while sitting in the hospital.
I have bought new batteries for my camera, new graphic programs and……lots of fabric! (I’ll share more soon)Have you seen the new Lily & Loom fabric collections? The colors look perfect for quilts for my granddaughters. I bought the fat quarter bundle and then decided to also pick up the charm squares of both collections. What a great addition to my stash!
Don’t forget to check out Fat Quarter Shop’s daily sale!