Saturday, March 23, 2019

LIFE HAS BEEN BUSY....

Time for some updates:

I started my pulmonary rehabilitation therapy. So far so good. I go twice a week and I've been able to set up one session after bowling on Wednesday's since I'm out in the area already. It's about an hours drive so it only makes for one extra trip each week. 

I've been doing 20 minutes on a recumbent bike with arm movements included. My recumbent bike at home is only for the legs. Then I do 15 minutes on an arm machine. The point is to increase the muscles around your chest area along with breathing techniques. Then I do 10 minutes on the treadmill followed by stretching exercises and resistance bands. 
A bit of sad news on Gabby's father. He was in the hospital about six weeks ago and has been diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. They said that he could possibly get a year with treatment. They started chemo but he had a stomach bleed. They tried a risky surgery which was successful but his kidneys are now failing and he is not healthy enough to dialysis. They believe he will pass within the next 10 days. 

So we of course offered to be on call to help with the baby if needed. On Tuesday they had to rush to the hospital because he had taken a turn for the worse. This was before the surgery. Adam asked if we could pick up James from the sitter and watch him until they got home. 

I had a busy day having a Nuclear Stress test which takes approximately 4 hours. I had just gotten home when Adam called. Of course we said yes and after Mark showered we were on our way. So as we are driving I remembered seeing signs on the wall saying "No pregnant woman or children allowed in this area" so I decided that maybe I should Google it. 

So I put into my search engine "Can I see my grandson after a Nuclear Stress Test?" The answer was "NO", you should not be near children the first day after your test. OMG what do we do??? So I called Adam while Mark was getting the baby from the sitter. I told him I would stay outside and give Mark instructions on what to do. Adam was able to get a friend to come over and watch the baby until they got home. 

Yes I was in the car with him for a very short period of time but I was all covered up and had my window rolled down and stayed outside until Michelle came over to watch James. She brought a friend with her and Adam/Gabby got home about 3 hours later. What a crazy set of circumstances but I am so thankful I Googled it!!! 
So on Friday her dad was somewhat stable and they were going to move him to her sister's house with Hospice care. So they had the baby with them visiting her dad but knew that it was going to take hours to get everything organized so Adam asked if we could watch him. Of course the answer was yes.

Adam brought him over and we in turn took him back to their house so he would be more comfortable in his normal surroundings since we don't have all the equipment that they use to keep him active and playing. We watched him for 8 hours! Here are some photos for you to enjoy....




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