Monday, February 21, 2011

The long and winding road ...

I hope everyone is enjoying their President's Day weekend!

Things remain pretty much unchanged around here.

Today is four weeks since my father broke his hip and went into the hospital. His oxygen numbers are getting better, his kidneys are improving after his severe dehydration episode, the tremors are gone but he is still too weak to sit up on the edge of his bed or in the chair. His doctor told us that his red count was low and they were possibly going to give him some blood units. They were also going to give him a swallow test using a fiber optic camera - yipes! - the regular one was not definitive.

So he is improved over the emergency state he was in one week ago today but still in ICU, still so very weak and now depressed.

Thanks for hanging in there with me.

We went and saw the Academy Award Nominated Animated Shorts and Live Action Shorts yesterday - nice to have a bit of a diversion. We usually run around like crazy people, trying to see all the nominated movies but we're too pooped this year to chase them down.

I saw this really cute President's Day craft on the Etsy blog, from adorable Heidi Kenney's (of My Paper Crane blog) new book, thought you might enjoy it.

Photo from Every day's a Holiday: Year Round Crafting With Kids by Heidi Kenney.

Tutorial is here.

1 comment:

  1. Those are so cute! Happy President's Day to you! I'm glad your Dad is doing better. :) Xoxo!