Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Strange week with some hectic.

Goodafternoon everybody!

Planned to make a sooner post, but couldn;t find the right time for it.
You know Jan wasn;t feeling too well. Okay, finally he went to the doctor, who right away made an appointment with Jan;s internist in hospital. We went there last Thursday.
She saw us both and said: Oh, you are coming both, certainly there is something wrong!She took a look and sent us through too Emergency, to have some tests done but she already said that probably they would keep Jan in hospital for some days.
To make it short: after hours of being in the emergency, finally Jan was taken in at 17.30. First they were fearing he might have an infection of the belly fluid, but it wasn't. It seemed to be infection of urine ways, and that caused the liver not working as it should plus that made the spleen not working properly.
Well, the fluid contained in his belly made him look about pregnant for 8 or 9 months!
That all pushed on the lungs and diaphragm, all very unpleasant and by times painful.
Plus Jan suddenly had two immense bruises above and one under his belly.
He received antibiotics at first. he stayed in hospital till Monday afternoon, then could go home. Has to finish the antibiotics, received also an augmentation of his pills to urinate enough(for now by 3 times higher!). He first has to get lost of all the fluid.
In two weeks he will have an appointment with his doctor again.
Well, at least he is loosing again urine and or fluid, but till now it is hardly noticable on his belly. Perhaps we will have to be a bit more patient and give it some more time.
Because of all the tension Jan had on his belly that also played on his stomach, so he didn;t eat very much. He said to me it also was partly in his mind, all that goes in must go out, but as it didn;t, or not enough, there was less appetite.
So we have a hubby home at the moment who really needs quite some recovery. It can come again, first let's see if he can get back a smaller belly, that would be great. Because as it is now, it isn;t good yet. This in short what is his situation, I made a rough resume.
The days he was in hospital I tried to keep a bit busy, but I wasn;t feeling at ease, you know. Specially evenings and nights I was feeling kind of restless. and visitng hours were at 15.30-20.00 afternoon so mostly I went there at 15.30 till about 17.30 and then went home.

Before this all happened, I almost finished a kit but with all this going on, it stayed "almost finished".
On top of it I got a call from Heidi last week too that her Dad passed away. So I spoke to her by telephone for a moment when we were at the hospital last Thursday and Monday morning she came along and we had a good chat, and she could get off her chest a b it all that was going on around the passing away of her Dad.

Did we had some good weather at the least? Not so very. It is rather cold for the time of year, at times it rained a lot, but now it seemes to quiet down again and toward end of the week we might even reach again 18-20C again. Would be nice.

Well, you know now a bit about the situation here, I hope Jan will get better in short time as possible, and no complications will pop up.
No, this definately is a year I want to keep in mind. With all things happened till now, I couldn;t say it is a good year for us.
But who knows? May be next year will be better and healthier, OL.
When there will be something new to tell, I will try to make a post as soon as possible again.
Thanks for being around, stay safe, till next time!

Monday, September 11, 2017

We are having kind of autumn here.

Goodafternoon everybody!

In general it is going okay here. Only thing we worry about now is Jan´s health at the moment.
Finally  got him to go to the doctor last week. Well, doctor listend to his lungs)because of his caughing lately)but said his lungs were in pretty good order. So that already was a relief. But he is retaining lately quite some fluid in his belly, he has medication for it but at the moment thay don;t seem to work enough. that is causing the pressure on his diafragma(if I remember the word well).which causes the troubles.
All by all he has trouble because of it, so the doctor made an appointment for him with his specialist in hospital. Jan would go there somewhere in December, but that was too far away. Now Thursday morning he will go there. I think I will go with him.
And then I hope the specialist will have a solution and explanation.
I feel so terrible for him, you know and I can do nothing to make him feel better.
Let's hope he soon will feel better again and can do his walks and volunteering again and such.
And I always have to guess how he his feeling, because he is no complainer at all. Almost never says anything about how he feels or what is bothering him. And when I ask his answer is almost always:
" oh, I am okay, not feeling too bad". That's about all I get.

I just keep myself busy with normal housework and every now and then a bit of gardenwork, if the weather allows it. Slowly I have to prepare the garden for autumn and winter.
Last week or so we are having not very good weather. Temperatures don't come higher than around 17-18C, this week it will be even lower, some days something like 15C, which isn't great.
In the weekend we had quite some rain, and in between some moments of sunshine this week there will come more rain and also strong winds.
All over the world it seems that weather is acting crazier than ever.

We are getting used a bit to the fact that Brodski is no longer with us, but still there are moments  expect him to come in the kitchen, or greet me in the garden. It doesn;t matter, it will soften with time, and on the other hand, we don't want to forget him completely, don;t we?

Well, this was the little update. Thanks for all your sweet comments.
Take care of yourselves and be safe. Till next time!

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Sorry for not being around more.

Goodafternoon everybody!

First a sooo big thank you to everybody for their sweet comment on Brodski's passing away. And you are all so understanding towards me for not being around on the blog so much lately due to all kind of things.
Well, it is now about 1 1/2 week ago that we brought Brodski to the vet and it is still very strange at times inm the house. There are so many little "habits" that we were used to, some of them occured almost thoughtless. In the morening looking around were he is sitting in the garden, walking in the kitchen and looking at the floor to see if he still has something to eat in his bowl. As jan said, I go into the garden and there always was Brodski greeting me, and now I am looking around to see why it takes so much time.
I assume it will take some more time to get all those little things out of our system. And this time it also is  bit different. When in the past a cat passed away there always was one or were even two to look after. Now there is no pet at all anymore. Very weird experience.
Last week I am worried also some about Jan, he isn;t feeling too well, but I don;t know what is bothering him exactly. Well, that is him, he doesn't want to tell me, because he know I will worry, but he forgets I am probably worrying more not knowing than otherwise.
I finally got him so far that he may call his doctor in the hospital to tell her what is bothering. Perhaps best thing to do, and hopefully he will do so tomorrow.
I really don't know what is wrong this year, one thing after another is happening, I really had quite enough of it and really wish that we could have at lest a few months of boring everyday life again.
As I read this post it isn;t the most exciting and happy one, I guess.
It will get better, I am sure of it. Just have to think so, after rain, and even after lots of it, there will be sunshine again, one day.
I am moaning about things and then I think of all people whoo have a really hard time in the Houston area, that is a lot worse.
and on the other side of the world, in Myanmar and bangladesh there also are terrible floods and a disaster is happening there again.
The world is getting crazy at times and the weather is joining this now.
So as you see, lots of people are struggling with life at moments, but mankind is in general strong and will survive one way or the other.

Before I close, once again I thank you all for staying around and sending me uplifting messages, it is heartwarming and I am very grateful for it.
Well, this was a little update, so you know I am still there, LOL.
Looking around in my files I found a kit I made already some time ago, so I will post that. It is named Summer Glory, so it is on about the right time. 
Till next time .
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