Monday, December 5, 2011

The Catch Up Game

I have been trying desperately for the last 3 days to get caught up on life. There are so many people I need to call, laundry that is growing once again into Mt Everest, clutter that is collecting on every surface, and errands that need desperately to be run.

It seem though that every time I have it in my head that I am going to work on the above tasks something stands in the way. I refer to this as " The Catch Up Game"

Saturday was one of those days. I had nothing that needed to be done so I gave Makenzie an afternoon bath before lunch in preparation to have a free afternoon to work on laundry. After her bath I decided to do a simple and routine g tube button change before I got her dressed. I popped the button out and 20 seconds later I could not get the new button back in. Try as I may and try as I might for a good 20 minutes no amount of pushing or prodding would allow for the feeding tube to be reinserted.

So off we went to the ER. Wet messy hair and all.

The hospital did a great job of getting us right back. We tried once again to get the tube in and when that failed we went for a smaller catheter. It slid right in. My heart felt much lighter! Then we slid a 14 french catheter in which is the same size as Makenzie's button. However after about 15 minutes we still could not get the button in. There was much talk of many different options many of which did not have us leaving with the problem fixed. Again my heart sank. This was supposed to be easy.

Finally after about 4 hours we decided to give Makenzie some pain killer to see if she would relax enough to stop flexing so hard against the button. I am not sure if it was the medicine or the determination of the staff but it popped in and we were on our way 5 hours after we walked through the door.

I came home to my neat piles of laundry still waiting to be washed, folded, and put away.

Yesterday we played hookie from church so that once again I could attempt to catch up. We had a Christmas tea to go to in the afternoon which gave me all morning....... until I remembered that I still needed several things to complete Makenzie's Christmas dress which see would need to wear to the tea. So out we went looking for a shrug sweater, shoes, and tights. My laundry still begging for some attention.

We did however have a great time at the tea. Makenzie and grandma got to decorate some cookies together, there was beautiful music, and great company.

Today when we woke up it was bitter cold. So Makenzie and I have been hanging at home. Mondays have turned into a nice day with no therapy. My laundry has received some attention. Dinner is in the crock pot, the dishes are done. I have made some of those phone calls, my dress has been taken out for a formal party on Saturday, Makenzie has had a bath ( and no I did not attempt anything that might land us back at the ER again! LOL) and now I think it is time for us to just hang together until the boys get home from school. I am sure they will be so happy to find their laundry dry and ready to be put away! Or not!

I hope you are having a great Monday!

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