Sunday, May 15, 2011

When It Rains, It Pours
(thunder & lightening)

After 5 days in the hospital Mr Daze (Ron) came home! WooHoo!!!! I'll spare you all the sordid details but suffice it to say that we got good news and bad news. He came home with 5 new medical prescriptions and some life changing instructions. Sigh! His cardiologist was on vacation while Ron was in the hospital so he'll have to see him this week and a very other appointments are on the schedule. It is what it is and we'll adjust.

Ron and I want to thank you for all your prayers and good thoughts! You've truly touched our hearts. :-)

When it rains it pours - sigh! Yesterday afternoon I received news that my Mom has been admitted to the hospital in Texas and is in ICU. The list of challenges is long - a severe bladder infection causing problems with her kidneys, an ovarian cyst and a 6 cm aneurysm - she's a very sick woman and walking time bomb. Sigh!!!

I've tried to reply to your comments however bear with me, please! I don't mind telling you that my mind and heart are all over the place.

I hope that life in your corner of the world is good. Take care of your loved ones and yourself.


In Friendship!

58 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Darlene, don't worry about replying to emails. You have enough on your plate. My MIL also went through a really tough time 2 1/2 years ago. She started with a bladder infection, which turned into severe dehydration. It was touch and go for a while. She is currently living at home with round the clock care from her 5 children. It's been a tiring 2 1/2 years for everyone, but she is happy to be able to stay in her own home. Thinking of you and all you will be facing.

Kaaren said...

Oh my gosh, Darlene. You've got a lot on your plate right now and I just want you to know that you, Ron and your Mom are in my thoughts and prayers.

Don't forget to take care of yourself. They...and we need you.

No need to reply.

julieQ said...

OH, I am so sorry about your dear Mom...and praying for your dear husband still too. He would have been in my hospital unit if he were near here...

CaraQuilts said...

hugs to you.
Don't worry about replying to emails just worry about taking care of yourself during this hard time. Remember to love yourself while you love and take care of your loved ones.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Good thoughts and prayers for you, your main man and your mother Darlene.

carol fun said...

Dear Darlene- just concentrate on that big load you have on your plate right now and don't worry about responding to this. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Don't forget to take care of yourself too --

Me and My Stitches said...

Forget replying to emails. Just know that everyone is thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

Carol said...

Darlene, so sorry to hear about your Mom, that's very hard to hear especially with all that's going on with your husband. You are in my thoughts and I'm hoping for good news about both of your loved ones. Don't even worry about the emails and thanks for updating us, we care about you so much.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

So sorry Mr Daze had to be hospitalized but glad he's home now. Sorry to hear about your mom, it's hard being far away isn't it?

No need to reply sweetie

Michelle said...

I'm still praying. And I agree with everyone else...no need to reply.

Lynn said...

wow you've got a lot on your plate!!! Take it slow and make sure to take care of you!!! HUGS!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh Darlene, You have enough on you mind and your heart right now, there is no need to reply. Just know that you and yours continue to be in my thoughts and prayers...always. Please remember to take care of yourself too. I know it is hard to do when your life is like a thunder storm, but please try. Hugs...

Barbara said...

Hugs and love and you are in my heart and prayers, dear lady.

Please take care of YOURself and rejuvenate when needed with hugs from miss shaye - puts it all into perspective

one day at a time, sweetie ...


much love

Melanie said...

Remember what doesn't break you only makes you stronger... Hang onto your faith....

Carol said...

Oh Darlene, I'm so sorry...bless your heart. You have way too much on your plate...no worries about answering comments. Please take care of yourself my friend. Love, hugs, prayers and lots of good thoughts.

Carrie said...

Take good care and call if you need anything ~ even if it is just a direction to vent.

And as others are writing, please take good care of yourself through all of this.

Sallie said...

I'll continue praying for your husband and you, and add your mom. There are a lot of good hospitals in TX! Be sure to take care of yourself, too.

paulette said...

Ohhh Darlene so sorry to hear about your mom!! Just what you don't need right now!! Hope all goes well with Ron and your mom...you are all in my thoughts...and don't worry about writing...I know you would if you could!! Take care of yourself!
P

Sue-Anne said...

Hi Darlene, I'm glad your husband is ok, even though it sounds like he has to make some necessary changes. I am keeping my fingers crossed that your mum will make it through ok.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I'm glad Ron is okay and can manage with medications and changes. Wish I could give you a giant hug. Please keep us updated about your mom and Ron.

Quilterbee said...

Darlene, saying prayers for Ron, and your Mom and lots of hugs for you.

Piecefulafternoon said...

No worries about replies - you have more important things to tend to - and here's some sparkles and twinkles to help you through these times. A new schedule is always hard - but doable - and our best for your mom at this time - and for you too - hope you can take a few minutes (seconds) of time for yourself - I know how hard that is to do - but at least think about giving yourself a little break. It helps even if you just think about it. And tell those wabbits to pitch in - they are healthy and can pull things around in their wagon for you. :-)

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

{{{hugs}}} to you my friend! Sending lots of T&P's! Sorry I missed your first post abt Ron, but so happy to read he is home and recuperating! Take care of yourself too.

Elaine Adair said...

Oh my, more on your plate than you can handle, but you WILL. I will be thinking of you and your family and wishing/praying for better news.

No need to reply - you have enough on your mind.

Wendy said...

Please don't worry about replying to emails, you've got enough to think about. Just remember my thoughts are always with you.
Take care.

Amy said...

I'm thinking about you and your family. I'm glad that Ron was able to come home. Sorry to hear about your Mom. Hang in there!

onlymehere said...

Yes, when it rains it does poor. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your husband and your mom. I'm happy to hear your husband is home though. Take care of yourself and I pray that everyone is on the road to feeling better soon. :)

Allie said...

Don't you DARE be replying to comments or sending emails. You have enough to do. I'm keeping Ron in my prayers and will certainly add your mum! And of course YOU - make sure you're eating well and getting enough rest, ok?

Darlene B said...

So glad to hear that your DH is home where he belongs. Trusting that he will adjust well to his lifestyle changes.

So sorry to hear about your mom - hope that she will fully recover soon. Take care of yourself as well through these challenging days, ok?

Lorraine said...

Sorry to hear about your Mum Darlene.....very trying times for you and your family....take care...thinking of you *hugs*

Sandra said...

I agree with the others. No need to reply. We will be here for you when life gets back to "normal". Our thoughts are prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Karen said...

I'm so glad Ron is home, sorry about the news on your Mom. I prayed for you this morning. You are not alone.

Yvette said...

Darlene, no need to comment. Just know that you, your husband and your mother are in my prayers.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Darlene, my prayers are still with all 3 of you now. I wish I could help you out, what a hard time this must be.

Linda said...

Darlene, prayers for your mum, don't worry about replying, concentrate on what's improtant, your family. big Hugs

AnnieO said...

Oh, my! Sending virtual hugs! How scary it must all be just now. You have all of our support. Hope Mr. Daze and your mom have the best that modern medicine has to offer and are feeling better very soon.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh my goodness Darlene..you are not kidding when it rains it pours! You have to feel pulled in both directions here!
We got a call that my MIL is back in the hospital after having had a back surgery about a month or so ago! She got an infection and it came from having a pedicure! She'll be in the hospital for several days fighting this thing off.
Life is short....love those who are close for sure! More prayers being sent your way!!!

QuiltSue said...

Don't worry about replying, just know that I am thinking of you, as are all of your friends. Thanks for taking the time to give an update.

Cheryl said...

Sending more prayers for your Mom. Glad Mr. Daze is home and feeling a bit better. Don't forget to take care of yourself through all of this.

Janet said...

I agree, don't worry about replying, we know you read the comments. I'm glad to hear about Ron but saddened to hear of your mother's challenges. I'll still keep you all in my thoughts.

Vicky said...

Forgot email replies. You have enough on your plate right now. Just know that we're thinking of you and praying for your family. xo

Connie said...

Sending happy thoughts.
xoxoxo
Connie

Lori said...

Prayers, prayers, prayers.....peace!

Don't email me back, just know I'm thinking of you all.

Joanna said...

Don't reply. I'm praying for your Mom, Ron and you. If possible, take a few moments each day to take some deep breaths and be quiet. I think it helps. God Bless.

Monica said...

Well this isn't so good news to come to after market. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope things get better very soon.

Kim said...

The news about your mother is indeed a stunning blow and terribly disheartening, in addition to Ron's issues this is quite a load to carry. It's incredible how things like this fall right on the heels of the another stressful event. I hope our support helps to carry you through as you have helped us along the way as we have faced challenges and fear of one kind or another. Kind words make a big difference, helps us cope in especially difficult times. Makes me smile to see that many friends are leaving their thoughts and prayers here for you and your family. Here's a big hug and a prayer to help get you through each day. In friendship. Kim

Linda said...

Yes, it's so true...when it rains it pours!! Good to hear that Ron is home!! But I'm sorry to hear abbot your poor mom. I hope she gets well soon! Lots of hugs, prayers and thoughts your way! :-)

Kathie said...

Darlene take care of your self and Mr Daze...
don't ever worry about commenting back ...
I will be thinking of you and your family
keep us posted
Kathie

John'aLee said...

Oh my dear! You ARE getting rained on. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Please don't worry about any of us out here in blog land. Quilters are the most understanding of people. We all just prayer for a speedy recovery for the both of them. Sending love, prayers and blessings!

Becky said...

Continuing to keep you in my thoughts and prayers! It seems to be a time of "stress" for several friends. Take care!

Rose Marie said...

Oh Darlene .... I know what you are going through and it rained on me big time when my Mom was getting ready to leave this world. Between dealing with her and my husband's health issues and having to be 400 km from him ... I tell you it was hard and I got sick twice. It is rough and you have to be strong for everyone.

Lots of hugs and prayers are heading your way.

Take care, stay strong and breathe.

Quilting and lots of hand piecing helped me a lot to get through those rough times.

Peg said...

Someday it's very hard to believe that God only gives you what you can handle. That inner strength and love goes such a long way.

Good wishes for all of you!

Peg Gilham

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Darlene my friend. I hate how things seem to pile up. It certainly stretches us to our limits. Many blessings I am praying for you.

Vicky said...

Thinking about you and hoping all is going well. xo

Elzaan said...

I am soooo happy that Mr. Daze is back home. I am sure you will adapt to the necessary changes - he is worth it!
Sorry to hear about your Mother. It is hard to have loved ones in such pain. Stay strong and when you can't any more, we will be here for you (even if you don't have time for replies, we still understand).
Blessing!

Sharon said...

Oh Darlene I'm so sorry about your mom and all the bad things happening to you guys. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Hugs

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Thinking of you and yes, when it rains it pours! Send a big hug!

Quiltsmiles said...

Darlene,
I feel compelled to write this to let you know you and Ron are in my prayers and thoughts. Also, my husband also has an enlarged heart with other medical diagnosis(es) and has been successful with this condition for 7 years now. He was first diagnosed in 2004 and neither one of us thought he'd be here long. Anyways, if you need a friend, I'm here and have traveled down a similiar path. Jane

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