Sunday, August 20, 2017


Thank you Lord for a good night's sleep.  Thank you Lord for the chance to gather with other believers to worship you this morning.  Thank you Lord for my children.  Thank you Lord for friends.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

5 Days in the skilled nursing facility.  It has certainly been an eye-opener for all of us.  The facility is very nice, the people extremely friendly, and we really have no complaints. However.....don't you love the 'however'?  Jim goes from being up and making sense to so confused and mumbling, and we cannot understand what he is saying at all.

I truly believe part of it is all changes taking place.  The ER for 4 nights, moved to a room in the hospital in the morning of the 5th day, and the same night, moved to the SNF(skilled nursing facility).  He was almost settled and for some reason, unknown to us yet, they turned his bed around, heading in a totally different direction. When I called him last night, he kept saying 'what is going on?', 'where am I?', tell me what they are doing to me?' Other factors in his confusion are of course, the fall, where he hit his head, as well as breaking the ribs.  I am hoping and praying it will take time and stability, to correct the problem.

I am going out to see him again this morning, so will see what is going on with him today.

Are you getting ready for the eclipse?  It is the biggest event around here in ages.  At least it is a 'good' event, instead of cars running into and killing people; statues being torn down, etc. Let's concentrate on the good and turn the bad over to God....agree?

Friday, August 18, 2017

Good morning!

The weekend before the big event - total eclipse! Do you plan on looking at it? Do you have the glasses?  As an old 'eye nurse', please, please, please, protect your eyes...otherwise you can have permanent damage.

We had a big event happening here yesterday afternoon.  Murphy taught Jesse how to mow the yard!  He has been begging to learn, so....he got his wish!

Their yard is totally flat and Murphy stood on the edge and directed him the entire time.  I think he felt accomplished.

I will go to see Jim this morning and am praying progress is still being made.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Good evening!  Rare for me to be posting in this time instead of first thing in the morning.  I have been on the run again today, and just now sitting down to check here.

We went to see Jim this morning, and we could already see some improvement. He was sitting up on the side of the bed, eating breakfast.  He talked non-stop, sometimes making sense, sometimes now, but he seemed to be in a good mood overall.

We are hopeful that this time spent, will help him be able to come home sooner.

Praying you had a good day and will have a restful night.

Heading to see Jim....will post 

later...have a good day.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Praise the Lord, Jim has finally gotten into an skilled nursing facility and we are hoping and praying that he won't be transferred anywhere else for a while.  This has been recommended as a very good place for him to recover, get stronger, and be able to come home soon. Time will tell.

He isn't too happy about being away from home, but as we said, the harder he works, the quicker he can be back 'in his own bed'.  Jim was in a rehab hospital after his back surgery, and he feels history is repeating itself.

Murphy and I will be going this morning, to take him some belongings, and see what his feelings are after a good nights rest.

It is a 148 bed facility and below are some pictures, showing some of the rooms, etc.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Latest update--------Jim is being transported to a skilled nursing home around 6 pm tonight.  Bless his heart, I know he would like to be settled and not tossed around, especially being in such pain.  Please keep praying...