The 2nd Vaccine

Yes, that’s right. Today my parents received their 2nd COVID-19 vaccine. They were scheduled to go after lunch, but we got a phone call a few hours earlier saying they could go at any time. So, we got ready and headed out. On the way, we said a prayer thanking God for the opportunity and […]

Changing Day

My dad had a very restless night last night and was exhausted this morning. He described the crazy thoughts, dreams, and sleep-awake cycles that kept him from getting a good night’s sleep. I felt so bad for him. This afternoon, however, we had an appointment to pick up his new hearing aid. He has been […]

Vaccine Coming Soon

Today I was sitting near my mom as she was reviewing her emails on her iPad. She started reading slowly out loud, “Urgent message from your healthcare provider to schedule your covid-19 vaccine . . .” I yelled, jumped over to her, and literally yanked the iPad out of her hand. It was true. The […]

Friend’s Surprise Vaccine

Like most people, we have been watching for the opportunity to receive the coronavirus vaccine. My parents and I are all connected to the same health care system. They sent us each an email a couple weeks ago stating that they would let us know when it is our turn to get the injection. At […]

According to Plan

My parents had their appointment with their cardiologist today. I called the office to make sure they would be seen with our recent covid scare and was assured it would be fine. After the stressful time last week going to the wrong place, we developed a plan before we left the house. Once we got […]

Covid Scare

A few days ago, my son told me he was home sick with a fever and congestion. He seems to always get sick around this time of year with the same kind of thing, but to be safe and responsible he got a Covid-19 test that day. I had just been with him 2 days […]

Nurse Advocate

My parents had an appointment with their favorite cardiologist today. I made sure we had everything we needed and headed to the downtown hospital. We debated whether to have the valet park the car and decided we didn’t want someone else in the vehicle. The plan was to drop my parents at the front door, […]

Working With God

I talked with a friend today and got caught up on family happenings. We discussed covid for a while as she, her husband, her daughter, and her son-in-law all work in the medical field and all live in the same home. Thankfully, none of them – or the toddler in daycare – have had any […]

Pep Talk

My dad had an appointment with his neurologist today. The doctor talked with him, watched him walk, and asked me some questions. Even though my dad struggles with his short term memory, the doctor said that he looks really good. He said he understands that it is frustrating for my dad, but reassured him that […]

Back on the Upswing

My mom had a big day today. Over the past 3 weeks she has been struggling with diverticulitis and digestive issues. We have been back and forth with fluxuating fevers, diet changes, adding antibiotics, and 4 doctors appointments. The good thing is she went through it all without being hospitalized. Now things appear to be […]