Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The apple tree in early spring

We're all still here. It's been a rough few weeks. Will has been very sick, although seems to be stabilizing and getting stronger now. He's a lot better than he was 2 weeks ago: the swelling in his neck is down; his pain is much decreased; and most of all he's home from the hospital, discharged Saturday. I have been traveling for work, trips long planned and not cancel-able. DC most of last week. East of the mountains tomorrow. Will's mother has been sick and unexpected confined to bedrest for most of the past 10 days. My mother came up from California to help with Liam and everything else. Everyone is tired from the fear and worry, and all the running around and trying to coordinate schedules, medications, Liam, work, the dog.

It's great to have Will home. He came home on two iv antibiotic, plus all his regular medications, plus blood thinners. He's down to one iv antibiotic but a daily dose of saline has been added to try to keep his hydration stable (he's not been feeling like eating or drinking much, although that is starting to get better), tomorrow he starts the inhaled antibiotic again. Thursday home health comes for a blood draw. Monday back to the hospital for clinic. Blah, blah.

I haven't felt like writing or taking pictures or doing any of this stuff, but it all does go on. Liam and I were outside throwing the ball for Mollie after dinner and Liam decided to be Mollie and roll in the grass. I occurred to me that this time next year he might not want to roll in the grass under the apple tree in quite this way, in early spring, when the apple flowers are just out and the birds are making nests. And I want to remember that part too.


Lisa said...

So sorry to hear all of this Elizabeth. I am sending positive vibes your way. Please let me know if there is ANYTHING that I can do!!!



IVF 40+ said...

been thinking of you and yours. best wishes to all.

mekate said...

I wish I were closer.

If I come to portland on business, how close to you would I be?

the photo is lovely
and so is the idea- that this moment counts too, this frivolous roll in the grass moment. So precious.

I am so glad Will is home I feel teary- I did not know what to expect, things sounded so awful.

sending love to you ALL including all of your wonderful extended family.
and to you, of course, special love

Mad Hatter said...

I'm so sorry to hear about all you have been going through...thank goodness Will is home with you and doing better...and so glad there are apple blossoms and rolling Liams to enjoy moments with.
Love to you,