. . . . where I have been? I know that I have. Actually, last week is pretty much a week that I would like to forget. I spent most of my free time in the hospital. No, I wasn’t the patient but my husband was. On Saturday, July 28 I took him to the ER with severe pain in his back. After spending 7 hours there, I finally arrived home at 4:30 Sunday morning after leaving him in the ER as he was heading up for some tests. We got through church without him. Our son was already scheduled to preach so that wasn’t a problem. I finally broke free of the guests that were at our house for dinner and headed back to the hospital. I was expecting to hear that his diagnosis was pneumonia and I was partially correct. The bigger problem was the blood clot in his right lung, although he did have pneumonia in his left lung. The pneumonia was not surprising once I heard the other part of the diagnosis. You just don’t get good oxygen exchange when you can’t breathe without pain and fluid builds up in your lungs.
I was finally able to bring him home just this past Friday. He’s on quite a bit of meds (twice daily injections of a blood thinner which I get to give him for 7 days, daily doses of Coumadin for the next 3-6 months, and a few days of antibiotics along with his regular meds). The Coumadin is necessary to prevent other clots from forming and to help the current ones to dissolve. Yes, I said ones, plural. The one that ended up in his lung had broken off from one in his leg which we did not know was even there. Hopefully these next few months of Coumadin will solve the problem and no other medical intervention will be necessary. However, we have been told that if he ever gets another clot anywhere in his body, it will be a lifetime regime of Coumadin. We are very thankful that the clot did not get to his heart or brain. God is good!!
So, that’s my excuse for being MIA once again. I’ve been playing catch up ever since I brought him home. I just couldn’t keep up with things here at home. I’m so behind! Playing catch up is not my friend, but I will make it through.
On a brighter note, I’m almost ready to upload the first ever collab kit from Apple Blossom Creations. It’s a fall kit and is so huge it’s actually going to be divided into four (4) different kits. Each kit can be used as a stand alone kit. The biggest difference are the color palettes we used. I originally started out this kit with 16 colors and it was just too much to work with. So each one has 4 of the original 16 colors. Stay tuned for more info on that!!
That’s about it for now. I hope you are still with me and can hang in there a bit longer. I promise to be back soon with some goodies. In fact, the next blog train in which I participated leaves on August 15. Be sure to come back then if not before!