Saturday, February 09, 2008


Well the past few days have been a yo-yo. I have been very encouraged to see mom make several really good steps with her therapy and to see her attitude and spirits much improved. Her sugar continues to be a concern, but the doctors are working on getting the right medicines to get that under control. I have been overwhelmed the past few days with the magnitude of what her bill will be and the arrangements needs for her skilled nursing care. Fortunately the hospital does offer assistance for her bill, unfortunately the paperwork is quite lengthy and I feel inadequate to the task. There's also the question of getting Medicaid assistance for her skilled nursing care. I called Friday and the earliest I can get an appointment to talk with someone is in March. Pray for confidence for me with both of these and that God will provide open doors so she can get the care she needs. We still do not have word on when they plan to move her and while I know she's going a bit stir crazy in here. I also know that the more time she spends here, is less time that will be required in skilled nursing. Please pray for God's will in everything and the willingness for me to accept it.

Shasta and I got to spend a night together in our own bed for the first time in over a week and it was very nice. Like I've said earlier, sometimes I can't shut my brain off and I woke up at one point worrying about the things I mentioned in the previous paragraph. I feel like I haven't given my incredible wife the attention she needs and definitely deserves. My cousin is planning on staying with Mom tonight and Shasta and I will spend some time with friends and visit the pups and have some quality time just enjoying each others company.


Shasta said...

You are an amazing husband, who is more than adequate in doing such tasks. God will provide the means and make sure that all your t's are crossed and the i's are dotted. You are where you need to be with your mother and I would have it not other way. You show me what I wish I saw in all sons by standing by your mom and being there for her always. I love you!!