Thursday, March 23, 2006

A good kind of busy!

I have had a very busy and hectic week so far. I'm glad that it's Thursday night and the week is almost done.

Monday I spent the entire day at the hospital with my cousin. She hadn't been feeling well and scheduled an appointment with her primary care physician who in turn contacted a cardioligist who scheduled a nuclear stress test that didn't come out the way everyone had hoped. As a result, the cardioligist scheduled a heart cath and my cousin requested my presence since I have experienced this myself. This cousin is the daughter of my beloved most recently departed aunt. How could I tell her "No"? The heart cath didn't go well either. They had to transport her via ambulance to a larger Heart Center to have a stent placed in an artery that had a 90% blockage in it. She begged me not to leave her, so I went to the Heart Center with her. The results of the stent placement were excellent. She came through with flying colors and seems to think that my being there made all the difference in the world! I keep telling her that the knowledge of the Doctors with the guidance of GOD are what made the difference, nothing I did or didn't do. She agrees with that assessment, but still thinks somehow I made a difference.......I have given up trying to convince her otherwise.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are filled with watching Drew for M & G. He is a delightful little boy with an infectious smile and a laugh loaded into a body that is perpetually in motion! He can make me tired just watching him move. However, I find it necessary to get on the floor and play with him. Even though it physically exhausts me I find the interaction with him well worth it. I wish everyone could hear him laugh....it starts somewhere in his toes and works its way up and out and I can't help laughing too when I hear it! Since both my parents passed away before they ever saw any of their grandchildren I feel so fortunate to not only have lived to see fourteen of them so far but also that I am in good enough health to still be able to get on the floor and play with them.

I am a very lucky woman!

4 comments:

Lori said...

You are lucky, martie! Drew sounds like such a love.

And your being there for your cousin could've made all the difference in the world. Though God certainly has His hand in things, and doctors are wonderful, having someone who cares there can change a person's attitude towards their procedure. I can't imagine being at a hospital all alone. And afterall, God is in each one of us, so...there ya go! :-)

The Editor said...

Wow- 14 grandchildren! That's awesome! I bet Drew is cute. I love to watch the children play in the pool at the gym. Though, I don't play with them. I do workout though. LOL

Your cousin needed your support. You came through for her. That's a gift you gave her. Blessings to you!

Connie and Rob said...

Your cousin was very lucky to have you with her. I don't think anyone would want to go through such a thing by themselves.

Having fourteen grandchildren is amazing. I bet you could have one exciting little family party.

Your grandson sounds darling. I bet he loves making you laugh too!

Take care,
Connie

clew said...

HEY you! There's a lot of that going around - hospitals, kids, exhaustion and BUSY BUSY BUSY-ness! Sorry I havent kept up with you - but you know I love ya!

Hey y'all, I for one will confirm, Drew is a SUPREMELY cute little love! His Momma is my best friend and I had the pleasure of hanging out with him and cuddling him myself a few weeks back - he's a real charmer :)

I sure wish I could have hung out with you too Martie! Dang bronchitis! >:(