Sunday, June 6, 2010
We drove through tornado warnings and torrential rain to get to my parent's home for a visit with my Mom and Stepdad (who has lung cancer). Dad was doing very poorly and before we knew we were following the ambulance back to the hospital. He has pneumonia and was not responding to the anitbiotics and is now having heart and kidney issues. Mom, Brad(hubby), and I were at the hospital until midnight and there again all day today. Before we left his temp. was down and he managed to eat something, which was a good sign. He is being monitored closely and is determined to get through the remainder of his radiation treatments (9). Even so, it was hard to say good bye tonight - any one may be the last.
In the midst of all this, the query for the book project I've been working on was fine tuned and sent out by my partners. As you know I've been working on this for some time now. My book is almost half way done and all the research and ideas are in place, so I'm gearing up for completion. Lord willing, we'll hear soon regarding if, when, and how this will go forward.
It's just amazing how such various emotions can swirl around and around in such a short period of time. Be it heartache, hard-work, emotional or mental fatigue, concern, excitement, joy, or anticipation I'm so glad to find a calm in the eye of the storm.
And I've just got to say, while Dad slept we all had our noses in books. I finished up The Anonymous Bride (I cried at the end), Mom's reading The Apothecary's Daughter, and Brad was finishing up At Plymouth Plantation. So for those published authors, I say thank you for giving people a pleasant diversion during stressful times!