Tuesday, August 28, 2007

No News Is Good News

I guess? I am more of a "needs" to know sort of person, I can deal with anything except "not knowing". But we really don't have any news to share right now, it is totally a waiting game with Stacy. My Mom said she is improving everyday but they still don't know what kind of brain damage was done by the drugs. This will be a long difficult recovery I am sure. Thank you all for your prayers, I think she is out of immediate danger now but still could use your prayers.

School started yesterday, darling daughter has made it to the bus on time both mornings. She seems to like her teacher and may be making some new friends. I wish she would, I am not too crazy about some of the ones she has right now but that is a post for another day!

It is nice to have the house back but a little quiet around here. I am trying to get the laundry and cleaning caught up before I work at the school on Thursday. Hope you all are having a blessed week.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Update on Stacy

My parents went to see Stacy today. This is what I know about the situation, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions. Stacy had been having major back problems and had back surgery 3 weeks ago. She was seeing Pain Management Doctors and they had her on a "pain cocktail" which I don't know much about but am assuming it is mixture of different pain medications. Apparently, she was taking the medication and either forgetting she had already taken it or doubling up on it. They think the overdose actual occurred over several days time until her body just could not handle it. One of my cousins is a nurse and said they call it "rebounding" or something like that.

Anyway, she is still unconscious and in ICU. They are waiting until the drugs have totally left her system before doing an MRI to see if she has brain damaged. All the functions below the neck are okay but they don't know about the brain yet. The plan is to send her directly to rehab if she comes out of this without major brain damage.

Mom said she saw her briefly and she was showing some eye movement so that in itself is encouraging. So now we wait! Thank you all for your prayers, please continue to pray for Stacy and her family. If she is fortunate enough to come out of this without brain damage, she still has a long hard road ahead

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Urgent Prayer Request!

My Mom just called and she got a call from my Aunt and Uncle saying they found my cousin, Stacy (age 41) unconscious. Stacy is in ICU but my Mom said she thought my Aunt said the doctors could not find any brain activity.

Please pray that the information about no brain activity is wrong and that the doctors can help Stacy. My Aunt and Uncle have been through a lot in the last few years, they lost a son to suicide, and now may lose their only daughter as well. My Aunt recently had a stint put in her heart so her health is not real good either.

I know there is power in prayer, so please lift up Stacy and her family.


Update- My Mom talked to my Uncle a little while ago and Stacy is still in ICU, she has kidney and liver function but they will not know about her brain until they do an MRI, which may not be done until tomorrow. My parents are going to the hospital tomorrow AM, they are about 2 hours away and will let us know more then. It appears to be a waiting game at this point. Please continue to pray that she can recover from this.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Darling Daughter and one of her friends were playing upstairs a bit ago. HSM2 soundtrack was blaring, the keyboard was turned way up and they were dancing around the gameroom having a grand old time. All the sudden I heard KABOOM and the house literally shook. I made it up the stairs in record time....I thought the loaded bookcase must have fallen on top of them (maybe they had climbed it trying to reach the CD player).

No, Darling Daughter had climbed on top of the desk and turned the whole thing over along with the computer. This is an old old desk and it is huge (and heavy) It is amazing they did not get hurt. The computer is another story, I have not turned it on yet but inspected it as I put it back on the desk. The monitor case is all out of alinement but the glass did not break. Fortunately, it is an old desktop computer that we rarely ever use anymore. As I was cleaning up the mess, darling daughter was trying to be helpful (I guess) suggesting perhaps we should just get rid of the old computer since we never use it anymore anyway. I suggested this might be a good time for her to just be quiet as I was grunting and sweating trying to upright the heavy desk and put the computer back together!

Hubby will have to test it all out when he gets home but I think the computer may not have survived it. The wireless router went down with the ship also but seems to be in working order since I can still use the laptop. I suggested to the girls that they try really hard not to give me anymore surprises today as I just don't think my heart can take it!

Friday, August 17, 2007

She's Back (but she's going again!)

Darling Daughter is back home again. The In Laws brought her back on Weds. (a day early) and I was so glad to see my baby girl! She is leaving again this evening to attend a Birthday/High School Musical 2 party!

Hubby and I were going to rent a movie and have a cuddle up on the couch and watch something other than Disney night but then the doorbell rang. UPS delivered his beloved Wii (it has been at the Nintendo Corp. being repaired!) So I am pretty sure our evening will involve playing Wii games! Oh well, I am sure we will have an enjoyable evening just being together!

Hope you all find something fun and cool to do on this hot August evening!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Road Trip!

That's right I went on a road trip with my girlfriends last week. The 4 of us piled into a Honda Odyssey about 7 am last Wednesday and headed for Cloud croft, NM. It was a 654 mile trip one way. We had a blast! One of the girls' parents have a cabin there and we were able to spend a few days enjoying the beauty of the mountains and getting to know each other even better.

I have some quirky friends, but that is okay because I am pretty quirky myself. We sang songs, played games, watched the hummingbirds fight over the feeder off the back porch, shopped at little mountain hideaways, enjoyed meals together, stayed up entirely too late talking and just recharged our batteries!

The cabin was beautiful with everything we could possibly need and then some. We each had a comfy bed, mine had a bathroom with a jacuzzi tub (which I put to good use the very first night after a 10+ hour car trip) This was no "roughing it" trip, this was camping the only way I like to do it, with a comfy bed, bathroom and heater! It got down into the 40's while we were there.

I had never been to NM before so it was all new to me. Very beautiful place! I will try to collect my thoughts and tell you all more about the trip in a later post but for now I am just enjoying my memories of a great trip with some great ladies!

But glad to be home with my Hubby! I miss Darling daughter but she is having a good time with her grandparents and will be home later this week. Hope you all are having a good Monday, blessings to you all!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Quiet House!

Darling Daughter is spending a week with the grandparents, so it is very quiet here today. Maggie (the dog) keeps looking for her and then she looks at me like "ok, where are you hiding her?" Hubby and I are going to miss her but will enjoy having some couple time together. Tonight we are going to eat some seafood (darling daughter doesn't like seafood) and then go see the Harry Potter movie (it is captioned)

I have some plans for this week and I hope to share some stories and pictures with you all next week. Enjoy your week and I will be sure to enjoy mine also!