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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Families...

I've had a very interesting holiday time this year. I have a ton to share, but it won't happen in order. My FIL has spent most of the last week in the hospital, but returned home today. At 85, dehydration can really mess up a body! Above is a photo from this afternoon. I am with my nephew who started my nickname, Hootie, when he first was learning how to talk. Time flies - he is 14 now and I am wearing heals! He and his dad flew back home tonight. They didn't expect to hang out in the hospital this week, but I guess most people don't really ever plan on that. My nephew did get to do a little hiking, rock-wall climbing, roller skating, movie watching, wii playing, eating out, etc with his cousins. I know this seems strange to say, but everything seemed low key this visit. I am thankful for even the little bit of time I had with my nephew these past few days.

5 comments:

sweetcakes said...

Glad your father-in-law is doing better, and that you were able to spend some quality time with family. Happy New Year!

Steph said...

Sending good thoughts to your FIL and wishing you a joyous 2011.

Hootie said...

Thanks ladies- He's a tough old bird! Watching someone age is rough on all in the family. Thank goodness his spirits are remaining high! :) Happy New Year to you both!

Lauranie said...

Is everyone in your family such cuties!! :) YES..dehydration is AWFUL for the older ones..my MIL gave us a scare last year..we thought she was having a stroke because the symptons were sooo similar. Unfortunately, that was the deciding factor for us to send her to the NH...she would fight me sooo much on just drinking something. Now she fights them...every 30 mins when they bring the Hydration Station around! :) Glad he is doing better...make him DRINK!!! xo

Hootie said...

L- I didn't know your MIl went through this too! We called the ambulance because we thought dad was having a stroke too! Part of our battle is MIL who thinks they are still spring chickens...Aging, it stinks!