Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Things I did before 10am...

So I've got me some jet lag. Seriously. I woke up at 2am today, hungry. I wanted an egg salad sandwich and I wanted it bad. I tip toed to the fridge and tried to open it without making any noise. My dad is sleeping in the guest room down the hallway and he'd finally fallen asleep. I didn't want to wake him. Every step I took made a squeak so I went back to the couch and tried to dream about the long arm sewing machine that I need. :) My mom woke up at dressed and headed out to work by 6:30. I am here alone looking after my dad. I am responsible for giving him some medicine and feeding him....all in a tube. God help the poor man. The first obstacle went relatively well. I flushed his tube and then gave him his medicine. I rinsed out his "sucky" machine, gagged, felt sorry for him, felt really sorry for me, then did a load of laundry, cleaned the bathroom, did some dishes, had the egg salad sandwhich, washed the kitchen floor, aaaaand came back to help my dad with his feeding tube. When you do this you have to fill a fat plastic syringe with water and flush it. You have to make sure that there is no air bubble in there. I maaaaaay have squirted water all over him trying to get the air bubble out. We maaaaaay have laughed about that. After you flush the feeding tube you hook him up to another tube and in goes this formula stuff. He looked a little worried when I started to get that all set up. :) Thankfully all went well and he is sound asleep in his easy chair with a blanket.
Oh, what's the sucky machine you ask?? It's this small box thingie with a hose like a dentist uses. He has to keep his lungs clear and uses this sucky thing. It is soooooooooooooo not enjoyable for him but I gotta tell ya, he's a trouper!
I just checked on him, he is sound asleep still with the TV on full blast. hahahahaha! Gotta love that man! I'm off for a nap.
Bye everyone!


Leigh said...

Hang in there girl! You are doing an awesome thing for your mom and dad. At least you know you don't want to be nurse when you grow up!

Pam said...

Following my momma's stroke this was life for us...I am so thankful...and no doubt so are your momma and dad, that you are there for them at this time...and a trip to the library as well! whoo hoo!!!