Friday, April 20, 2007

I miss Pat..

I must be feeling a bit nostalgic today. I did get to go home and worked until around 2 p.m. My customers are my biggest fans and I love them all! I wish I could've worked on all of them today. I had planned to work tomorrow, too, but Dad was not doing very well and Judy had not had any sleep in over 24 hours. I'll get back to that in a minute...

The picture I'm showing today pays tribute to the oldest client I have. I mean, she was the client I've worked on the longest. Pat passed away several years ago. She commissioned me to make this quilt using blocks that had been hand-pieced by her mother many years ago. I was happy to be able to put the blocks together in a quilt so she was able to enjoy it for a few years. I miss her..

So, I had to hurry back to Lubbock tonight because Judy spent all night last night with Dad and neither of them slept. We think he is having a reaction to something. He is acting like he did when he had a bad reaction to Phenergan and Ambien. He is hallucinating at times and at other times he seems very coherent. The charge nurse says there is such a thing as ICU psychosis plus the fact that he hasn't slept in 2 days. Joe and Rob are with him now and will give us a chance to sleep in the waiting room tonight. These couches are not the best beds, but when you're tired, they are wonderful.

Another developement with Dad has been the fact that his chest tube, which is draining fluid off the lungs, has clogged up. So, they have planned to reposition it. I hope they get it done tonight. It's really bothering him. And, I asked that the Foley catheter be checked because he has been flinching and grabbing himself when he passes urine. The nurse agreed with me that he might have an infection.

Enough of hospital talk. I was pleased to find out today that there are several people that actually read my blog - on a daily basis! lol And worry about me when I don't post. So, here's a big THANK YOU to Vickie W. and Mary C, who I know read this pretty often. I appreciate you, girls!


Mary said...
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Mary said...

I'm guilty of reading more than I comment. I hope your dad does better - I know how difficult it can be to have a parent who isn't well.