Well…We made it home. It was no small task to get here and it was a endless game of catch up once we got here.
Being we were discharged on a Sunday and the hospital pharmacy wasn’t open and our local Wal-mart likely didn’t have the meds Kramer needed we had to go to the Lacrosse Wallgreens. There was a big hassle over what meds the insurance company would cover now and which needed pre-authorization. UGH. We ended up having to pay cash for one….then tomorrow I have to call the insurance company and then call Wallgreens and then do all of that before the seven days run out and be back to Wallgreens to pick up a reimbursement for the difference between what I paid and what the insurance covered. OH MY WORD. The man is sick. He has lung cancer, bone cancer and broke his neck. I think that’s enough to “authorize” medications he needs for pain. But…I’m being a big girl and only ranting to all of you as no one else can do anything about it anyway. It certainly isn’t the clerks fault.
All of that took about an hour for us to finally get the medicine. In the middle of me trying to manage it all Kramer walked in from the truck to see what was going on. UGH. He was badly in need of meds when I finally got them.
Kramer’s meds are a nightmare. In January, he took two inhalers. Now he takes over 27 pills a day. Seriously, keeping track of them gives me a headache just to think about. The 27 doesn’t count his nebulizer treatments or the feedings via his feeding tube. Kalissa ended up coming over and set up an app for his Kindle that is helping him track it….again, Kramer is learning something new as he didn’t regularly use the Kindle before. Little by little he’s coming into the modern world. I’ll tell you more about the app he’s using once we test it for a few days to see if we like it.
Being I spent a week in the hospital one would think I got LOTS of stitching done. I didn’t. I didn’t at all. Kramer saw lots of doctors often and keeping track of it all, plus going to my own appointments took up lots of time. We also had LOTS of visitors and we so appreciated that. Visitors was more fun than stitching.
Kayla was one of my visitors. She seemed to be on a mission to get me out of the hospital and get me back on track with food after my 2 week long low-iodine diet. We got burgers at the The Crow in Lacrosse.
I HIGHLY recommend it. YUM. This was a Crow Burger on a pretzel bun with sloppy fries. Oh my. It was so much food that it was my lunch and supper.
As for stitching. I was almost done with my “Faith” but didn’t like the color choice for the house so stopped here until I could get home and get a better color. See the moon…(Don’t worry, I can’t see it the best either) well the house was supposed to be the same color. Kelli suggested a blue that is used in the whole series and I’m thinking I might follow her advice and use it.
Do any of you have opinions??
I ended up starting something else….this. A blog reader sent this to me. I thought is was so appropriate to stitch. It says, “When we do what we can, God will do what we cannot.” That saying is one that’s VERY relevant to me now.
The cloth I’m stitching it on has VERY small holes so it’s a little slower stitching than I’m used to. I love it the saying so it’s worth the extra work.
Our drive home included some of this….
Kramer is so missing farming. Although it’s great entertainment to watch the equipment as we drive, we both can’t help wish he was driving across the field rather than driving across NE Iowa into Minnesota and then into Wisconsin to get his cancer treatments.
We’re making the trek again today. We have an appointment with the oncology doctor and then radiation. This is supposed to be the last week of radiation. May that be true. We’re ready for a new chapter in this book of life.