We have been having some hot summer days of late. Since I am at home with our David all the time, I have been a bit more intentional about taking a few breaks when Bob is home or when a friend can come over and stay with David. Sometimes Bob practically kicks me out.
One day I went down and sat at the harbor and watched the boats, paddleboards, waverunners and all the people going in and out of the harbor. Then I went and bought some new sandals, as my everyday ones were falling apart. I finished with a walk overlooking the beach, up through a golf course, and then though the park. I saw a beautiful schooner that had been moored off the beach, put up its sails and head out to sea. It was a perfect picture, set over the golf links close to sunset with the afternoon breeze blowing. The long walk helped me to unwind when I was feeling tense over David's health. Turns out he had a difficult few hours and Bob was glad I wasn't at home as he consulted the Marine Medic next door. He advised doing the Pedialyte to rehydrate, checked David's rapid pulse, and labored breathing, and just set our minds at rest. This was the day after an IV, and we have found that they were giving David the IV's too fast for his body to handle. This last week they gave the IV over several hours time, and it was much better for David. I also looked up online, and found that having sweats is "normal" too. I just feel bad he has to put up with so much.
One evening I drove to my mom's home and sat out on the lower deck with her, looking at the pelicans fly by, noticing two large water spouts from a whale off shore, enjoying the fuchsias all abloom in the lower patio. I visited and rested for a little over an hour, and that pause was refreshing. My mom sent me home with this perfect, pink, full blown rose, which I enjoyed for several days.
We also arranged to go out for lunch the day before my birthday. One of David's friends was coming over to stay with him, but came down with a cough. I am thankful he realized that David doesn't have the immune system to be around that right now so thought I would have to cancel or have my mom and sister here. But, thankfully, another friend, William, was available and he came over for a couple hours. My mom took us to this lovely french restaurant...it was like a little vacation, and so classic. I just loved it.
My sister Mary and my mom. Mary and I both ordered the curry chicken salad, it was sooooo good. I ate every bite!
So elegant with white table clothes, red roses and small lamps at each table. It felt a bit like one of the English or French period films I enjoy.
The fruit, ice cream, and caramel was perfect on a hot summer day.
I had hot tea, Mary had a cappuccino with foam, and my mom a latte. I felt spoiled with such a nice lunch, company, and presents!
We checked out the patio after, and it looked lovely too, though I am glad that we sat indoors, for the atmosphere and the cool on a hot day.
We face away from the sunsets, but enjoy the glow of the evenings
My sweet guy. I say he has a bit of a French look at times, as shaving is not always a priority. We think that the antibiotic shots may be helping! It has been a week since we started and he is feeling a small improvement. The pain patches provide constant care, but as he was started with a small one due to his weight, they do not seem to be giving much more relief. We will have to see if he can have a stronger one next time. Having the meds going through his skin and muscle, rather than his digestive system, seems to be helpful too, though he has yet to gain a big appetite.
Bob made us all a yummy fish dinner for my birthday.
Red snapper, with brown rice (David had quinoa), cabbage, fresh tomatoes from the garden parsley and lime. It was delicious! David asked for seconds.
The table, full of cards, presents, and flowers. See the little baby photo? I received a photo of Daniel and Heidi's baby, Cadence, from their recent ultrasound. So very dear to my heart. It is amazing to see our dear grandchild even as he is forming in the womb! Yes, it is a boy. We do seem to do boys around here. My husband is from a family of two boys, we had three boys, and this makes three grandsons...Malachi is 17 months, his baby brother, Brason, is due in the next two weeks, and Cadence is due Dec. 25th.
Thankful for the light airy view to look out at each day.
My boy is up and taking a bath/shower ( he has to sit in the tub, but prefers the shower cascading down) . He says he feels antsy, and wants to do something as he is tired of being laid up and doing so little. It is hard to type as his hands hurt, so I am going to go get out the watercolors and see if creating some little pictures might be satisfying this afternoon.
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