May 17, 2014

When it rains, it pours

Yes indeedy!  Hope your weekend started better than mine.  First it was a call from my sister that her chest was pounding and she was out of breath - yep - back in Afib.  Then I get a call from her Type 1 son at work shortly afterward that he was being transported by ambulance.  To make a long story short, his insulin pump's delivery tube wasn't delivering and within hours he was at 600.  Not one to leave work or miss work - even if he has to crawl - he stayed.  Things progressed from there and after hours in the hospital he is still at 550 and in ketoacidosis.  He'll be in ICU for at least 4 days and hopefully they can get the acid down before more damage is done, but it has to be very slowly, which means his glucose will also stay very high.  Vomiting, shakes, dehydration, cramps, delirium.  Hopefully, he will be fine and they are running a multitude of tests because they don't feel the blocked tube could have caused it to be this bad, this quick.  We're trying to think positive and believing it could have.  My sister going back into Afib would have probably happened anyway after this incident.  When I came out the of the hospital I got dumped on by buckets of rain.  This has been all week!  I have a hammer.  I have some wood.  I have a few animals.  I'm building an ark.
The other thing I didn't mention was that the day before her cardioversion, she was in an accident.  In the driving rain on a 5 lane road, neither of them saw the other wanting to turn out on to the highway.  Unharmed, but book value on a 1995 car is zilch, so it won't be repaired even though it ran well and was in good condition. Which means I will probably be getting Formica for the countertop.  Maybe that's best since I hammer, chop, slice, drill, and paint on them. She will need either my or my husband's car, and we will have to get another.  I wonder if I can put wheels on the ark?
 
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27 comments:

santadeb said...

SO sorry...yes it does seem that troubles come in bunches at times, I pray your nephew does well and your sister...hang in there, we are finally seeing SUN!

Robin said...

Praying for your family's health issues to get resolved so they are on the road to better health. While you got rained on, it is definitely better than cold, ice, and snow.

Thinking of you, Marly!

Robin in Virginia

Solstitches said...

Your poor sister is really going through it with one thing and another.
Sorry to hear about her son too.
Wishing them both a speedy recovery.
Margaret

CathieJ said...

So sorry to hear of all your family's troubles. I hope the rain comes out and shines on your family for the rest of the year. Prayers your way.

Truus said...

So sorry to hear your sister and nephew are so poorly!
I'll pray for there recovery and for you to get the strengh to deal with these troubles.
lots of love Marly
greetings,Truus from Holland

Vickie said...

I am praying for you all.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Marly,
I'm thinking of you and am so sorry that your sister and nephew are having troubles. Hopefully they will be much better soon. Sending lots of love and hugs your way.
Melinda

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Marly,
I'm thinking of you and am so sorry that your sister and nephew are having troubles. Hopefully they will be much better soon. Sending lots of love and hugs your way.
Melinda

Frances N said...

Wow--what a week! I hope everyone will be ok. You are a good sister who takes care of everyone--that is a special trait! They are lucky to have you!

Penny said...

So sorry to hear all you and your family have been through this week. Prayers for your nephew and sister's renewed health... how awful to have so much happening at once.
I got soaked in yesterday's rain here, too. It wasn't raining at all until I stepped outside. That's the way it generally goes with me.....
Sending my best wishes to you, Marly!

P.J. said...

Prayers for all.

Krista said...

Sending you and your family healing thoughts! and sunshine!

Margaret said...

Oh no! When it rains it pours indeed. Lots of good thoughts and prayers for your sister and nephew. I hope they both come through this bump in the road with health back intact. Can you get someone to fix your sister's car and just buy the thing for the value of the money from insurance? That's what we did with our 1999 when they wanted to total it. Complicated, I know. Sorry.....

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Ohh Marly, soo sorry for your family problems. You are amazing. In-spite of all the troubles you are dealing with you still have a sense of humor, getting me to chuckle as I attempt to send a speedy recovery prayer.

Peace & Blessings to all,
Barb

Barb said...

Wow! that represents loads of very bad stuff! I will keep them both on my thoughts and prayers and send good wishes their way.

krayolakris said...

You are a great sister and a wonderful aunt...best to you and your family to move through this difficult time.

capecodgirl565 said...

So sorry to hear of all you are dealing with, guess when it rains, it literally does pour. I am sending prayers for you and your family, hope all works out.

butterfly said...

Oh dear I feel for you , hope things get better soon.

C. M. Designs said...

You are certainly a true caregiver. What a blessing you are to your family.
I will pray that your nephew will recuperate and be fine. Diabetes is a complicated disease. I know your sister must be worn out with all of the trials she's been through. You too !
I know about wanting to build an Ark. We got the rain here before it headed your way..
Saturday was a gorgeous day here in Virginia so hopefully a sunny more positive day will be yours today (Sunday).
Charlotte

Parsley said...

Oh my! I just hate to hear all this. Prayers with all.

Annmarie said...

Oh Marly, my heart goes out to you. When family is hurting it is so difficult on those who love them. No words can take away your stress and worry but know that there are so many of us thinking of you and praying that everyone's health improves. Take care of yourself too.

Anonymous said...

My grandmother always said that bad things happen in 3s- I think you're at 3 (sorry, rain doesn't count!) so you can breathe easy! Saying a prayer for you & your family.
Love your blog! Thanks, Linda

Maggee said...

So sorry to hear this news... I will add you and yours to my prayers! We had a bunch of rain Friday but now it is off and on sun, and temps in the high 60's to low 70's. Not complaining. Big hugs...

Ronin said...

Sorry to hear this unfortunate news about your sister and her son. Hope both will recover soon. Take care. And no Ark's don't (unfortunately) come with wheels. But it's an idea. :-)

cucki said...

Oh dear
Prayers for you all x

ridgely said...

Only good thoughts for you and yours

Chris said...

Wow Marly! So scary about your nephew. I hope that he is improving daily.And your Sister too. So sorry about the car. I hope that the sun is shining for you today.

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