I am not going in to visit Hubby until later because he is getting his dialysis which takes 4 hours. So I have some time to chat.
The good news is that Hubby's breathing is better so he has not been on a ventilator for 3 days. His kidneys have jump started and that is a good sign. He had a kidney biopsy yesterday and we are waiting on the results and hoping to find the cause of his renal failure. Now he has to get his strength back. He has been eating and drinking for the past two days and complaining about the food which I find is a good sign. He is joking with the nurses and teasing me.
They discussed with him this morning going to a rehab facility to get his strength back. I was not there so I will go talk with them when I visit him. I am not in favor of this and since I am his healthcare proxy, they have to convince me that he needs it. If it can be done at home, that is what I prefer.
I have been holding everything together. Visiting him anywhere from 2 - 8 hours a day. Paying the bills, keeping family informed every day, keeping the house picked up, keeping the laundry caught up(even hanging most of it), doing the investing, watering and trimming our landscaping and the lawn since we didn't have rain for 7 weeks until we finally had 4 hours worth last night. My son mowed the lawn twice already for me and my neighbor is going to do it this week.
My sons have been wonderful but my oldest had to go home on Sunday evening and my youngest is on vacation. I appreciate everything they have done for me. I am on my own and doing very well. Although I am extremely tired. I need a day off but each time I go to tell Hubby that I need one off, he finds something for me to bring to him in the hospital. He comes first! It's a good 45 minutes plus each way and then the time that I spend with Hubby. So my days meld into one another.
I don't have time to do an expense report for June. But I can tell you that I am investing $ 4500. today. Expenses like groceries were down but our restaurant meals went up greatly while my sons were here. I had to feed them and with all we were doing, I just didn't have the energy to cook so we were eating out 2-3 meals a day. I also have been spending $9. - $10. a day for parking near the hospital. The next few months will be rough because the medical bills will start pouring in. I am very thankful though that we can afford them. I will just cut back in other areas to pay for the medical and any services that Hubby needs and so that I can still invest some dollars in July.
My neighbors have started sending me dinner. I had the best stuffed shells last night and I have enough for dinner tonight. Anything I need they will do for me - food, lawn mowing, rides to the hospital, etc, they have offered. They have been wonderful. Hubby and I are so lucky to live among caring young people.
This is Hubby's 15th day in the hospital and I can't wait to bring him home. I hope that will be soon.
Bear with me while I am taking care of him and all that needs to be done. I will be back blogging as soon as it is possible.