I should know better by now. I really should. No matter how carefully we make plans, the only thing we can rely on is that they will change. And change quickly.
No sooner had my sister left for vacation, than my dad started to go downhill. My youngest sister and mother took him to his doctor on Tuesday; who took one look at his chest x-ray and had him transported to the hospital by ambulance. After some fast shuffling, my sister had to go back to the city (rental car) and I took the next shift. Thursday the doctor told us there was nothing they could do. Friday we met with hospice staff. Saturday he was home. My sister dropped everything and rushed back from her vacation and here we are.
Now we go day-to-day and support each other as we can. I am so thankful that I have two sisters who are so loving and wonderful. And flexible. And humorous. They get it from their mother.
So, my posts will be rather sporadic (nothing new there, right?) for a while. It's been so hot and dry here, that I have basically given up on the garden. I haven't had a chance to water it or do basically anything but drive back and forth to VT and do the basics. Mom came home with me Thursday and Friday - which the dogs loved, loved, loved. Especially Pepper, who almost swooned. He also made her pick him up after faking he couldn't get down from the couch. Stinker. Lovey threw up - I put it down to the stress levels.