Thursday, August 18, 2011

A bump in the road

My Dad fell Monday night and broke his hip and his arm.  He's elderly and has a number of serious health issues, and this newest development makes the situation very difficult.  We're completely distracted with his needs right now, so I won't be around much for a while.  Currently, he's in a hospital down the mountain, which is about an hour and a half drive from here, so the days are long.

His little dog, Jake, has come to live at our house -- probably permanently.  That makes the dog population here three, which is a challenge in itself.

One day at a time ...

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10 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Sorry to hear about your dad. Hope the doggy adjustment is working out...

Alice said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. It is hard turning into a caregiver. Take care, and we will be here when you are back again.

els De Schrijver Belgium said...

I feel sorry for your Dad. Hope he will recover fully ans very soon.
A big pawn from our dogs Sasha and Nala.

Elaine Adair said...

Oh Heanne - I'm so sorry for this bad news. Busy days ahead, right? Take care, come back when you can.

anne bebbington said...

Thinking of you all Jeanne - make sure you manage some 'me' time amongst all this even if it's just 5 minutes quiet with a cuppa here and there - if you're totally worn out you'll be in a less fit state to help him recover (((hugs)))

QuiltingFitzy said...

thinking of you!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Jeanne, so sorry to hear about your dad. Sending you warm hugs.

Anonymous said...

I am sure that Elvis and Jess will make Jake feel right at home. Sorry about your dad, taking care of our elderly parents isn't always easy. And you have done a great job with both your mom and dad, keeping them both happy. Take a deep breathe and don't forget some down time for yourself.

AnnieO said...

Hope your dad is on the mend soon from his fractures. Falls are so scary in the elderly!

McIrish Annie said...

Hope your Dad is better soon! as they say, it's always something! your dad's pup looks soo sad.