Saturday, July 4, 2009

mom & dad (& horses)

Great visit. I'll post more detail at another time but here is a quick recap:
  • Dad is doing well, spirits high, body weak but mending, delirium completely gone, lots of personal and spiritual reflection as he pieces together the last 4.5 months in hospitals and being so very close to death (he seriously was about 2 hours from dying if they hadn't transferred him out of that horrific Vincennes hopital and gotten him to St. Mary's in Evansville. The last leg of his hospital stay was at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville and he has nothing but great things to say about their awesome care and wonderful staff. He actually misses them. My dad is very personable and he endeared himself to the nurses, even played guitar for them at their urgings, told jokes and stories, had each nurse wanting to stop by his room just to sit and chat each day. (This became longer than I intented ... more later!)
  • I went horseback riding. The photos are of my mom and of me with her Tennessee Walker Blackjack. She also has an Arabian not pictured. You'd think that sitting atop a 1300lb horse would make me feel small in comparison ... but ugh I have so much more to lose!
FRIDAY's [carbs][calories]
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BREAKFAST - xcarb/xcal
[0carb][xcal] a sausage patty
[3carb][190cal] a peanut butter

LUNCH - xcarb/xcal
[xcarb][xcal] one chicken breast

DINNER - xcarb/xcal
[xcarb][xcal] LC ice cream
[xcarb][xcal] peanut butter

TOTAL xcarb/xcal

3 comments:

  1. That's fantastic news about your Dad. :-)

    Thanks for sharing the pics. Loved them!

    Hope you're all having a memorable 4th! Sounds like you are!

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  2. sounds like an awesome visit and huge horse nsv... love the pics..

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