Mar 29, 2018

What a week

It started Monday and continued, she is home but no better, and her son has had three close calls with his sugar.  Totally incoherent once (they become very combative), another time even worse and already clenching, third time not as bad.   She calls us first because Mark can usually fight with him and get the glucose into him, sometimes not.  After the tablets, 2 mugs of orange juice, 1 mug of milk, peanut butter/jelly sandwich, he was only 48 a half hour later.  The EMT's took him to the hospital and we picked him up at 2am. He will not survive when Carole is gone because this happens when he sleeps and without someone there to make sure he wakes, he will slip away.  Hopefully Friday will be a quiet day for us and things will settle down.  I know Carole will eventually show improvement but this flu is the worst I have seen.  BTW, Emily apologized to Chris.
I finished the Tweets,
added a button on the back to wrap a ribbon, or not.

I think she will like them.  I do.  But until I settle down and stop eating all this damn chocolate, I do not feel like stitching. 
Hope your week was a good one.
Thanks for visiting.


Mary A said...

Marly, you carry a lot on your shoulders. How old is your nephew? What plans does he have in case of his mother's passing? I love your finish of the tweets. So sweet!

diamondc said...

Marly: So sorry to hear all the problems he is having.
Love the finished birds, lovely, I am sure your friend will love them.

Happy Easter

Ms Peppercorn said...

So sorry about your nephew. The neighbor next door to us was severely diabetic and wore an insulin pump. Would that be an option?
LOVE your hearts!!!

Γεωργία Μανασή said...

Φίλη μου εύχομαι όλα να πάνε καλά με υπομονή και δύναμη.Έχω το σκύλο μου με διαβήτη και του βάζω δύο ινσουλίνες την ημέρα.Τα πράγματα που φτιάχνεις υπέροχα.

Truus said...

Marly do hope that the next days will be peaceful and without some troubles.
Will a insulinepomp a option for Carole's son?
Love the hearts with the birds. When you are stitching you cannot eat chocolat 😉
Happy Easter to you all Marly.
Greetings Truus from Holland

C M Designs said...

So frightening about your nephew. I wish there was a solution for him and you.
Love your bird hearts. So precious.
Wishing you a Happy Easter with no catastrophes.
Charlotte in Va.

Vickie said...

I would be pumping down chocolate from that stress too!!
What adorable, perfect finishes Marly! Love them AND that pink! strawberry!!!

Mary said...

Marly that has to be so frightening for the whole family. I was also wondering about the insulin pump, although you have probably considered all options. I love the bird heart finishes you did a great job. Hope the rest of the week is quiet for you. Take care.

Adele said...

I am a brand new Type I diabetic at age 67. My endocrinologist prescribes Tresiba for me to take once a day to maintain my blood glucose and prevent it from dropping while I'm asleep at night. The units given are determined by the doctor and calculated to a person's weight. I also drink some orange juice and eat a few grapes and pretzels before going to bed on those nights where my glucose readings are low-normal or low. This regimen seems to work. A Dex Com monitor would probably be good to have, too. It beeps an alarm when the readings get dangerous. I'm scheduled to get one soon. I'd recommend getting some Tresiba for your nephew and give him all my well wishes. This is truly a difficult way of life! Adele

Maggee said...

Gosh, so sorry to hear that your nephew is not doing well at all. Diabetes can be so tricky! But I know you guys do what needs to be done! Not good to hear that Carol is not doing any better either. On the bright side, the stitched hearts are PERFECT! Love them! You did a great job!! Hugs to you!!

Kathy Koontz said...

Such a hectic week! My father had diabetes and his sugar would drop dangerously at night. I found that if about an hour or so before he went to bed, I gave him 1-2 slices of Swiss cheese and a couple of wheat crackers, it would help stave off the drops. When his sugar dropped, I would give him 4 oz of Coke. That stuff is so loaded with sugar, it helped get him coherent enough to eat and drink. I'm sure you have probably already tried tjis before but I thought it couldn't hurt to share. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

PatTofDE said...

Greetings, certainly do lead a challenging life with your family; they are so blessed to have you in their lives and I sincerely hope they appreciate you. You would have been an excellent RN. Sending prayers that you get to enjoy the Easter weekend with no drama, but with peace and joy.

Your tweets are beautiful and you're so clever adding the buttons on the back for attaching ribbon. You have been such an inspiration to me with cross stitching. I love your artistry and fearlessness when it comes to adapting a pattern. You really do have an eye for color.

And, it's my firm belief that chocolate is good medicine. Helps us through stressful times and mellows us through the good times. Wishing you a blessed a bunny and take a walk! (I personally recommend the Robert L. Strohecker bunnies from Harbor Sweets in Salem, Massachusetts--gobbled one last night. Yum!) Happy Easter! The Lord is Risen!

debbie haggard said...

Marly, your stitching and finishing work are both exceptional- the tweet hearts are outstanding and your friend will love them! Best wishes for a peaceful Easter to you and all of your family.

Carol said...

Oh, Marly, you do have a lot on your (already sore) shoulders. I so hope things improve for Chris and Carole--and soon.

The hearts are perfect! Love everything about them... I hope your Easter weekend is quiet and has at least some chocolatey goodness :)

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
So very sorry for all the stressful situations with loved ones that you are dealing with! Praying all improves very soon!! Hope your Easter weekend is peaceful and that you can enjoy the day!! Your pieces are so lovely and I know your friend will adore each one!!
Take care and have a Blessed Easter!
Heart Hugs~

capecodgirl565 said...

Wow, you sure have your hands full. They are both truly blessed to have you and your husband to take care of them. Hope things calm down, everyone gets better, and you have a very blessed Easter. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
PS....Love the birdy hearts!

deb said...

How awful for Chris but luckily you were able to get there to help and he was able to get to the hospital. Not sure if this info helps or whether you're already aware of it - a friend and our former pastor (who is also an RN) always kept a tube of that colored decorating icing - the kind available at the grocery store - near the pulpit in case someone had a diabetic emergency. She said squirting some of the goo under the tongue is the fastest way to get the sugar into a person's system.

Sorry Carole isn't doing better. I know the flu this year is *awful* - lots of really bad cases and also very debilitating.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Between your sister and nephew, you have your hands full. How scary for Chris.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your hearts.
Happy Easter :)

Daffycat said...

Your tweets turned out perfect! I love your bold colors so much!

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