Saturday, February 23, 2013
Anyway, the whole point of this, before I got off track, was that we left just a few hours ahead of "Winter Storm Q". We stopped for the night in the middle of Kansas, got up early (with some nudging from me) and got back on the road. If we had stuck to our original plan to leave Wednesday we would probably just be getting started. As much as I wanted to be there, it's good to be home!
Saturday, February 16, 2013
We arrived in Denver safe and sound Thursday around noon. We drove through snow flurries for the last hour or so. We spent the afternoon at the hospital with my niece and brother. Then came on up to Cheyenne in the evening. The doctors think they have (most of) her symptoms diagnosed, but she still has a long road to recovery. She appears to be full of infection, therefore they can't do some of the tests that they would like until the infection clears up. Then more decisions have to be made about her treatment. We are staying here at the house, doing a few things. I'm not sure how much help we are. My brother and sister-in-law take turns driving back and forth to the hospital to stay with her. They both have to work Tuesday so we are going to go stay with her that day. At this moment, my step-dad is planning on heading back home on Wednesday and I will probably go with him. Mom is torn. She would like to stay, but she can't get around very well-she has her own health problems. I wish I was in the position to stay, but we can't really afford for me to miss more work than that. I have been able to spend some time with my youngest niece (she's almost 16), which I really enjoy. I do find I miss the girls but my brother was career military and has always lived away. I just have to tell them I love them at every opportunity.
Monday, February 11, 2013
My niece is ill, very ill. She was born with Spina Bifida and has had a host of other medical problems in her 22 years. She is in a hospital in Denver, which is about 90 miles from where they live. Yesterday my brother asked us to come out and help--they still have one daughter in High School, which means lots of running. I think maybe he just wants his family with him. So we are leaving first thing Wednesday morning, which gives me just two days to get everything taken care of and get packed. Plus, I came to the realization this morning that I have no cold-weather gear, and it's cold in Cheyenne! Oh, well. Family is family!