Family

Home

Home at last. Last I saw, Dad was discussing his care with one of his nurses. He will always be my Dad, but he’s no longer by day-to-day responsibility. Time for me to go to bed with the wife and the cats.

Five Days

If all goes well, by this time Wednesday night, I’ll be back in my own home, getting ready to sleep in my bed, with my wife, and all the cats.

Whew

My mother used to take care of my father, who has a lot of medical problems. Five weeks ago, when she got sick, I moved in with my dad to take care of him. The plan was that I’d stay with him until mom got back, and we’d see what happens then, but instead my […]

As They Say, Blogging Will Be Light…

A few years ago, my father went into the hospital and came out bedridden. Since then, my mother has been his primary care giver. She gets some assistance from a home care service, and my wife and I get over there a couple of times a week. Looking back, she started getting tired a month or […]

A Busy Memorial Day

Well, today is Memorial Day. It’s also my birthday. And my dad’s birthday is in a few days. To celebrate, the paramedics took my father to the emergency room at Hines Veteran’s Hospital. He had trouble breathing this morning and asked my mother to call 911. By the time the paramedics showed up, my dad was […]

Dad Went Home

This last Saturday, my dad was scheduled to go home after two months in the hospital, and my wife and I were gearing up to handle it. The end of his last hospital stay, a year ago, things had gotten ugly. After being stuck in a hospital room for six weeks, he just wanted to leave. Unfortunately, the […]

My Father Before the War

When I think of veterans, I think of my dad. As I understand it, my father joined the army when he was 17—I think he lied about his age—and he’s 88 now, so anything he remembers happened a long time ago. Some things about the army were very different back then, and this evening on Veteran’s Day I though I’d […]

Dad Health Update

My father has been in the hospital since February 22, almost six weeks now. He’s going home sometime this week, and things have been a little hectic. They’ve been sending home-care supplies to my parents’ apartment for a few days now—adjustable bed, nebulizer kit, over-bed table—and I’ve been helping my mother deal with it all. […]

Damn, I Thought Those Two Crazy Kids Had a Chance

Just saw this: Eminem’s dysfunctional relationship with wife Kim has hit another low — he has filed divorce papers, less than three months after remarrying her. “There has been a breakdown in the marriage relationship to the extent that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage […]

Date Night

Woman of the Law recently went on a date: As for the date: Originally he was going to pick me up from my place, but then thought it would be better if I took public transportation. I took a bus quite a ways out, and he picked me up at the bus station. He honked […]