Tuesday, April 6, 2010

March Madness at OKPeri's

It has been a while since I posted, but March was "one of those months" evidently.  A chronicle of events, not sure they are in the right order.
Most importantly, Aud ended up in the ER about 3 weeks ago (I think that is about right).  She had not been feeling very good and was having trouble breathing. Sweet Mama did not want to go to the doctor.  I finally started getting worried enough to ignore her wishes and she ended up in the hospital with blood clots in her lungs and left leg. Of course this happened on a Friday afternoon around 5, lol, and we spent about 7 hours in the ER before she was admitted. Was in there for 5 days.

I bought her home and now we have oxygen in the house because she is on oxygen full time. This is what the oxygen guys bring you when you have a tank running full time.

I did have to take her into the ER last Friday morning at 12 am.  She is on coumidin (not sure of spelling) to dissolve the blood clots and if that particular medicine is not regulated it can be very bad.  Her nose started bleeding profusely so I called 911 and within 7 minutes we had 5 firemen, 2 paramedics, firetruck and ambulance at the house.  After she was stable she was transported to the hospital and after 4 hours we were allowed to go home. I think this scared her some, I know it did me.  Coumidin is not a fun drug.  It is basically rat poison I have been told.

Made a follow up doc visit today.  Was informed she will probably be on coumidin from now on, but possibly will be able to be on oxygen only part time. So I do have hope that she will be ok, just a little limited in her activities.  We have managed to go out to eat a couple of times, and her energy level seems to be getting better.

While all of this was going on, I was also taking care of decisions concerning a kitchen remodeling and painting project we have decided to do.

Ready for painting.....now finished.  Will show finished when I get it all straightened up, lol.

Also, it is time for yard work.  Below is a picture of the wonderful lilies I got from Oakes Daylilies in Tennessee.  I bought lilies from them when I landscaped our house in Texas, and when I finally got around to doing something to our yard up here, I have been ordering a few each year.  I am running out of places to put them unless I put in more flower beds, but they are just wonderful and these are the ones I have ordered this year. I am going to have to thin my beds out at the end of the growing season, they have gotten so thick. If you live close enough to come when we thin them in the fall, you are welcome to some.

This is a portion of the backyard  that I have been working on for the last couple of days.  It is all done now except for 2 hostas and 3 clematis vines I have ordered from Paradise Garden, sister company of Oakes Daylilies. We have a swale in the back yard that collects water when it rains and I decided the best way to "fix" it was to put rocks in it, make it look like a creek bed.  Will show pictures soon. Looks great!!

Here is a picture of the colors I have picked out for the kitchen we are going to redo.  I am so excited about this I can't keep from giggling. I have the cabinets ordered, they should be here in a month hopefully. The cabinet color is called muslin, lol, perfect for a quilter, huh. Quartz countertop and travertine tile backsplash with a touch of OU Sooner crimson, lol.  It is a little darker than true OU color, but pretty close. 

Ok, I think that catches me up.  Aud and I are doing ok, we do manage to have a giggle now and then, like when we are standing at the kitchen sink at 10 at night before we go to bed and have our evening "cocktail" of   
prune juice!  :>)  Life in old age is not for wimps, that's for sure. 

1 comment:

ranette said...

Oh my gosh Perry...I hadn't checked your blog in awhile. Poor Aud and poor you. I will pray for both of you and I think you should call her doctor about the hives on her right arm...doesn't look right to me. Was that arm in the sun when she sat outside?

Oh I do like the changes in the kitchen and your yard is going to look so pretty!