"Just when you're thinking you've finally got it made... bad news comes knocking at your garden gate."
I love that line. It's so true about living in general. Life has a way of tossing a curve ball when you least expect it. That's the way it happens in my life anyway.
Well yesterday I spent the day with my grandson and grand nephew... the two toddlers that keep me on my toes these days. All in all we had a good day. One left for a bit to visit elsewhere and that left me with Mikey who needed grandma to be only his grandma for a little while. Its so hard to share when you are two.
We played football on the lawn. Grandmas are great at this you know and it truly is funny when you bean grandma for the bazillionth time with the ball. So funny you have to roll on the grass laughing. It was pretty good giggle.
Then the Medusa calls me. She has taken my dad to the hospital. It seems that he had a cyst on his chest and he tried to lance it. It became infected. He did not get it treated. Now he is unable to keep down food, is dehydrated and confused. They are filling him with fluids. The crazy thing is that they kept him in the emergency area all day long and it wasn't until 11:00 p.m. that he got admitted.
So there I am for today. I'll be running up there to see what is happening. My siblings will want to know and they will not speak to the Medusa directly if they can avoid it. They will call me anyway to make sure that what she says is true. Besides, I want to speak to the doc myself.
The doc is in fact, my doc. He took on my dad as a favor to me. He's been my doc for over twenty years. I know that he will give me the straight scoop. My dad is going to be 83 in two months. Yes, it is a long life. Still in his family that's young. They live to be over one hundred. I'd like to keep him around another close to twenty years if possible. I know, I can't always get what I want.
When I'm not at the hospital today, I'll be making sure that his dog gets walked and fed. Silly dog is old and grey... as grey as my dad and the two of them are lost without each other. I think otherwise I'll just take it easy and keep it simple. See which way the winds blow.