Saturday, March 14, 2009

Looking Ahead

Yesterday was a better day for Mom. She was able to move to a chair to attempt to eat (eating is still a problem) and she stayed awake a tiny bit to talk to my aunt. When Mom dozed, she actually went into a restful sleep.

The doctors are still clueless over the source of infection and they have backed off the antibiotics to avoid making them ineffective. All we can do is wait to see how Mom's body responds this time around.

In the meantime, Denny has a bad cough that I'm afraid will turn into bronchitis; it's something he gets occasionally when we return to Ohio. So no more sharing of glasses and kisses for a while as I don't need to catch whatever he has and take it to the hospital with me. Bummer.

In an effort to make life seem more normal for us, Denny has decided to start making a spreadsheet of some interesting sounding places to eat from the "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" show on the Food Network channel. While we won't travel to an area simply to eat somewhere, if we happen to be in or near a town on the list, we'll make a point to try it out. Yesterday I used some of our rewards points from our credit card to order a metal detector, figuring to use it to look for gold flakes and nuggets when we're geocaching out in the mountains of Arizona as there is still gold in them thar hills. The two of us decided that we would be optimistic about returning to our lifestyle of travel and this is one way to create some new goals for when we once again hit the road. I have no clue as to when that will actually happen, but happen it will.

One step at a time.


SkippyMom said...

I am glad to hear your Mom is sitting up and trying to eat - at least that is start back in the right direction?

On a funner [word? :D] I know you will be back on the road. I have no doubt and if I have to PLANT gold coin in my backyard just to get you on the road again I will have absolutely no shame in doing so.

You'll just have to beat my "digger" dog Spot to them. heehee.

Hugs and thanks for the good news.

Nancy said...

I'm happy to hear your mom is doing a little better, and you should always plan for something happy in the future.

Anonymous said...

Always better to lean towards optimism in my opinion. Glad to hear of the improvements in your mom. Fingers crossed here that it continues.

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