Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

September 6, 2013

Why Trees Bend

It is kind of a damp, cloudy, bleary day around the Acreage today. I went and visited Elaine in the hospital, cleared up the hay shed for hay delivery tomorrow, took Brooklyn for a walk and swim, and could only find this poor little Blue Spruce to photograph. My heart was not in it-...kind of a downer day.

Elaine has now been in the hospital for one week, with minimal improvement. They have ruled out tumours or cancer as a cause, thank God! All other systems seem good. They did do a stomach biopsy just in case of a yeast infection.

They are back to Parkinson's Disease as a cause and suspect that they may have overdosed her on the medicine. Cutting back has allowed her to eat (for the first time in three weeks). This is a BIG improvement, even though it is just a few bites.

There is still no word as to when she might get out, certainly not before she can walk more than a few steps.

Sometimes life can get a little down on the Acreage! I must remind myself to be like the tree, big load and no bending.

Stay safe!


TexWisGirl said...

i have been wondering if she had been able to come home, but was almost unsure to ask. thanks for letting us know, and i do hope the improvements continue!

Montanagirl said...

I wish her the best. Just know I'm thinking of you and her, and will say a prayer for her.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Wow, sorry to hear that sounds more like you are having a "downer" week. Hope they get a diagnosis soon and a correct one. And don't overdose her on any medications. Have learned with a few past experiences you need to ask questions, and ask again, take notes, and stay on top of medical procedures. Stay positive and I hope she recovers and is home soon.

Take care.

Lana said...

Such a good attitude in the midst of heart-heavy circumstances. Life can make us want to crumble; I hope the med change will bring about a good result. Prayers and thoughts to you and yours.


peihome said...

oh Ian, I was wondering how Elaine is doing. I am sorry to hear she is still in the hospital. My friend had similar issues with her Parkinson's meds - once they figured it out she radically improved. I hope this is the case with Elaine. *hugs*

Alica said...

I'm sorry to hear that your wife is still in the hospital...and glad to hear that they seem to be getting to the bottom of her problem. I hope she continues to improve! Prayers for you both...and for some encouraging days ahead!

S. Etole said...

Hope she is continuing to improve and can soon be home with you again.

MTWaggin said...

Healing thoughts coming your way. Chin up and stay positive. There is an amazing amount of sap on there it looks like.

The Furry Gnome said...

Hope she will be better and able to come home soon.