Thursday, September 29, 2011

Change of Plans

(Beckley, WV) Hi 67  Lo 56 Perfect day -- Baseball was really good last night. I don't watch the games, but Jim was so excited the Cardinals made the playoffs that he threw up his hands and yelled, and the lampshade between our recliners went flying into me. Men and their sports.  Go Cards!

Let me explain why we're all of a sudden in Beckley, WV. My 88 year old mom was admitted to the hospital yesterday morning. We waited until we got all the info before making the decision to leave Kentucky and head home to Raleigh. Mom has caregivers that help her with getting to the doctor and running errands. She also has another group that will meet her at the hospital if she's ever brought in. Everything worked out great with all the helpers. As the day progressed and several tests were taken the caregivers and the head nurse suggested we come back to North Carolina. They didn't tell us to, just a suggestion.

Mom won't be discharged from the hospital unless someone is around to take care of her. I'm glad we decided to come back to help out. She has a cracked bone in her back causing a lot of pain, and some  other age-related problems. I think she'll be fine, but I feel better knowing we'll be there to help her. Thankfully we have wheels, and as they say, plans are in jello. It's great to have the freedom to be able to come and go.

In the meantime, we're in Beckley, WV staying in a Walmart for the first time. It's not a new experience, we stayed in Cracker Barrel one night when we first got the RV. Also, this is our first night staying in West Virginia, so we get to mark off another state!















The trip was very smooth, but long. It was a little over six hours, which is a very long day for us! The scenery was beautiful. We always like traveling through Kentucky, and we can't wait to come back.

We found a Logan's Roadhouse just across the parking lot which has great food.  Jim got the $11.99 four course meal special. It includes dessert. We asked for two spoons so we could share it. This is what we got.


It's a hot fudge brownie with ice cream, and has to be the smallest dessert we've ever seen.

18 comments:

Judy and Emma said...

Wow! That looks like one spoon each!

I know your Mom will appreciate you being there. Best wishes to her.

Vera said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I bet your Mom is glad to see you.

Ali said...

Glad you are able to make it back to her and be there for her. And that dessert - I agree, one bite each ;)

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Dee, let me know if you have any questions, or anything... ok?

Sandra said...

Safe travels, hope your Mom will be doing better by the time you arrive!

nwlambear said...

Glad to hear you were able to get back to see your Mom and I'm sure she was very glad to see you. Sounds like you have things all set up back there for your mom. How did you go about setting all that up? I'm so sorry to hear how much pain your mom is in....a crack in her back much be horrible. Hope all goes smoothly for your mom now. And the two of you take care as well. ~Tricia (aka nwlambear)

smdrm said...

Dee and Jim,
Thinking of all of you and hope things get better with your mom. Give her our love,

Selene and Hank

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Wow, is that dessert served in a thimble?? I actually had a cherry cheesecake about half that size at a catered dinner once...three small bites and that was it!! :)

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

So good that you can get down there quickly and be there to help her out when she gets released. Keep us informed!

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Gypsy said...

It sounds pretty painful for your mom, and I know she will feel better with you being there. I hope she starts to recuperate quickly.

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

So sorry to hear about your mom, Dee. Hope she will be on the mend quickly.

Glad you weren't too far away and are able to make it back quickly to be with her.

We will just miss you. We are leaving in the morning. Take care and travel safely.

Jim and Sandie said...

Good luck to you guys and your Mom. She will definitely be happier and more at east when you get there which is a good thing. I can guarantee you, if that had been Jim's dessert there would have been no sharing involved.

GGuncle said...

Your mom is in our prayers, & so are you & jim. we just got back home .we were of all places in northern W.V. around Davis, Durbin, & Riverton, on a bus trip.
GOD'S speed on your travels back to your mom's.

Nancy and Bill said...

Sorry to hear about your mom. We wish her a speedy recovery. Glad you are able to return so quickly and help her out.

Safe Travels....

Jay said...

Best wishes to your mom. Good that you could go there as soon as you did.

Kevin and Evelyn said...

I'm sure you and your mom will feel better about your decision to go back to be with her. Wishing her a speedy recovery!

Pat said...

The Cards making the playoffs is like winning a free ticket aboard the Titanic. Now they have to play the Phillies, that's tough.

Best of luck, STL.

Diane and Rich said...

were glad that you are able to be with your mom. Have a safe trip.