Friday, June 16, 2006

For the weekend...

Dottie's off; I work tonight and tomorrow as well, but our grandaughter is spending the night tonight and if the weather cooperates we'll be going to the park tomorrow to get her some time on her Barbie Princess bike.

:o)

Sunday being Father's Day, I plan to be in Lawrence with Bill and Laura. We had a health scare with her earlier in the week. She had a leg cramp that was relentless; it wouldn't stretch out or walk off for 4 or 5 days. Dottie tried to tell her it might be a blood clot, please go to the emergency room. That was Tuesday; on Wednesday she called our doctor and he said the same thing, so she did.

It was a blood clot, a reaction to the pill. She's on oral blood thinners for 6 months, twice a day injections for a week (my son is giving her those because they couldn't afford $300 a pop for home nursing visits), and complete bed rest for that week as well. Bill is trying to pick up her class assignments, as well as getting his professor to let him have some time off from his Master's research; my nephew loaned her his new laptop to do her homework.

These things aren't supposed to happen to 20 somethings!!!

Sunday I plan to take my wok and cook honey chicken for them...

My other thoughts for Father's Day are the 2500 kids who won't be calling home this Sunday because they died in Iraq...

May you all have wonderful weekends!

alan

11 comments:

cherish said...

WOW that is horrible! I am happy she listened and went to the doctors!!!!

I hope you have a fantastic Father's day you deserve it!

My heart weeps for those lost.

I n g e r said...

So scary! I'm glad she listened, too. And glad you're feeling better, Alan.

Happy Father's Day. You're one in a million.

puhpaul said...

That's kind of scary, I'd never heard that the pill could cause blood clots. Then again, how would I know? I'm just glad she finally went to the doctor.

Happy Father's Day Alan

paul

Hawaiianmark said...

Smart move - clots will break off and go right to the heart - and it is bad news after that.

Best to you and yours for Fathers Day.

Aloha!

Jen said...

Very scary Alan. I am glad she went to the Dr's!!

robin andrea said...

I hope Laura is starting to feel better. That is quite a scare. Yikes. How good and kind of you to go there and cook for them on Father's Day. Honey chicken sounds heavenly and delicious. Yum. Enjoy. And Happy Father's Day to you. (Also, good of you to remember the 2500 who won't be calling their dad's on Sunday.)

Doug Bagley said...

Thank you, you have a good Father's Day too.

ConnieJane said...

So glad Laura is on the mend... too scary for 20 something indeed!

Happy Father's Day to you Alan! Enjoy your family, your day and your honey chicken!

Heidi said...

Hope u had a wonderful Fathers Day Alan.

What a frightening story..I'm glad laura is ok.

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

I hope you had a good Father's Day.

boo said...

happy papy day {{alan}}