I'll start with a Mom update. Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post. I told her she had lots of people praying for her. I made 4 visits today between breakfast and tonight. She is still in a weakened condition but was the most animated tonight. There was some chatter and she managed a couple of smiles so I left feeling better. There is a big snow storm coming tomorrow and the predictions are its going to be bad so I may not get to visit her tomorrow. That is stressing me a bit but we will have to see how things are. Her roommate has a phone so I asked her if it would be OK if I called her a few times throughout the day for an update.
Which reminds me - Mom got moved late last night to a room on the medical floor. So no more sleeping in the hallway of the Emergency Room which is better for everyone. And it also means I don't have to look for that creepy elf anymore. He's an ER elf. As far as I know, the medical unit is Elf-free. Lol. A friend had this on Facebook today so I borrowed it.
In between hospital visits his afternoon I had to go to the grocery store. Well....being tired and stressed my nerves were a little edgy. And because of the storm forecast the store was NUTS. While I was waiting in line to checkout I had to post this status on Facebook -"Apparently it's "bring your dopey husband day" at Superstore." Arrgh. Seriously every single aisle was packed with people and every 10 feet was some dopey man standing around with his cart all willy-nilly in the way. Just standing there!!!
About 4pm I went back to the hospital to feed Mom her supper. I went to adjust her in the bed and I heard this clank on the floor and this screaming alarm started going off. What the heck?? I run around to the other side of the bed and see this plastic box on the floor. It's the thing that's screaming. I can't turn it off and I'm freaking out thinking "I broke the hospital". It was so loud and I even tried to muffle it under a pillow and it had no effect.
Now I'm thinking "oh shit! What do I do? Make it stop!! All of a sudden this nurse flies around the corner and I'm standing there holding this thing with the guiltiest look on my face. I start yammering about how this thing just fell off and I don't know what it is .... Apparently it's a safety alarm that was clipped with a string to Moms shirt so if she tried to get up alone they would know. It's funny because I saw a string clipped to her shirt but there are so many tubes and wires I didn't think much of it. But it made me feel so much more secure about leaving her because if she did happen to try and get up, everyone on the floor will know. It's a great idea. And now I know not to pull on the string!! (I was pretty embarrassed)
Now we are all tucked in and ready for tomorrow's storm. And I'm watching my all-time favorite movie "It's A Wonderful Life"
I think this may be the greatest movie ever made. It's not the holidays without watching this every year. "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings". Night all