Hey Y'all, we are on the road. Been in Texas for the week.
We are in Austin till Monday, then we'll head for the Dallas area to see our kids & grands.
I think I posted a prayer request here a few weeks back (couldn't find it so I'm not sure, I asked so many people to pray I don't remember who all I asked) for a special friend who was in intensive care and we weren't sure she would make it. Jo is doing much better. She spend two weeks in ICU then the hospital and then rehab. Medicare released her today to come home. I say medicare released her, because I'm not sure she was actually ready, but that was ll they would pay for.
She probably will never leave a wheel chair, she can't stand up for any longer than to switch from chair to bed and back to chair. Her dementia is...., well, it is. She has a chair that lifts her up, I keep expecting it to eject her, and she periodically pushes the button to raise up, than just sort of leans there until one of us sees her and pushes the button to get the chair back down. She can't remember why she tried to get up. It's going to be very hard on Jim once we leave Monday.
Twice today she tried to get up to go to the kitchen to cook dinner, and we had to keep reminding her we were all going out to dinner. When it came time to leave for the restaurant, we asked her if she felt up to going, because she looked rather tired. Her respones: "Maybe we should just go home after church, we'll eat lunch out another time."
"Jo, it's Friday, we're going to the Texican for dinner if you're up to it."
"The Texican! Oh yes, let's go!"
The Texican is a VERY popular Mexican restaurant here.
We've been running around visiting with old friends all week. I always thought it might be fun to eat every meal out. Turns out it really isn't. I'm really looking forward to a homecooked meal tomorrow with some of our friends. I'm glad they opted to have us over instead of meeting us somewhere. It's hard to really talk and enjoy the time together without feeling rushed when your in a noisy restaurant.
Bill has been helping Jim do small repairs getting things around here ready for Jo's coming home. They have a couple more grab bars to install yet.
We are really glad we were able to come. Both to see old friends, and to help Jim & Jo.
The week is going quickly.