Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sun., Mon., Tues

Spending most of the time at the hospital with Jerry. Did take time to explore the new Tangier outlets on Sunday. Should have waited for another day and not the weekend. Monday when I left the hospital I touched Jerry's foot and he didn't scream in pain. So showed some progress. Tuesday with the help of others we got Jerry to the chair for awhile. Then to the bathroom. Still making progress. The bacteria seems to be getting out of his system. Have taken him off morphine. Heiers asked me to supper of burritos, but I ate something before I went over. We had a couple of drinks and played cards with Andersons and Geyers.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


I went to the "Chocolate Affaire" for awhile before going to the hospital. Bought some fudge and kettle corn. Spent the rest of the day sitting with Jerry. We watched The Help on tv. Don't think he was to interested. Kind of hard to watch a movie when you keep getting interupted. Looked up cellulitis on the net when I got home. Treatment is antibiotics so guess he is getting what he needs. Really don't get the personal care that we get in Norfolk. Had to raise a little stink when I found out that they were not giving him his albuteral treatments and his oxygen dropped below 90. They got the message and I had them check all his meds against what he is getting. Guess they got the rest of them ok. They made sure he got at least 2 yesterday and were going to give him one more later.

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Thursday we were scheduled to play with Heiers, Guyers, and Andersons at Palm Valley. Jerry's arm from the elbow down was bothering him so he had to cancel. I went with the others and shot a 52 on nine holes. It was Norm Geyer's 70th birthday so I went with them to eat. Jerry didn't feel like going. We ate at a Mexican place. I had a Mandarian chicken saled that was very good. Friday Jerry's arm was worse. Swollen & red. We went to an Urgent Care facility and they sent us to the Emergency Room at Thunderbird hospital. We spent 5 hours in the ER and they decided to keep him and give him antibiotics by IV. Blood work did not show any abnormalities. Not sure what is causing it. I came back to the cassita to get some things for him. Marilyn rode with me to help me watch signs. We got there about 8:45 and they were just getting him to his room. Bummer of a way to spend a vacation. Pat just called and said the World Herald had not stopped the paper. Better call them.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

third installment

Tuesday we found a 9 hole short golf course, Sun City Quail Run. Played the nine holes with a guy named Al. Jerry shot 40 and I shot 43. Sounds good until we say par was 31. Was a nice little course for a warm up round. Didn't do much else Today we filled the van with gas and picked up meat at Safeway and a few essentials from Walmart. The weekly Wednesday pool party was at 4:30. No one swims. Everyone brings a snack and whatever we are drinking and we have a little get-together. Met the people that have the place we stayed in last year. They are from St. Lewis. Thay asked Heiers, Beavers, & us over for one more. Nice couple and we had a nice visit. Sat outside for awhile this afternoon and read. Temp got to 72 today. Tomorrow is supposed to be nice and then the weather is going to be a little cooler for a few days. Might need a sweatshirt to play golf.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Second installment.

Sunday didn't do much but watch the PGA and Super Bowl on TV. Glad Phil won again. I am always disappointed when his wife & kids aren't there to greet him when he wins. Amy was home taking care of a sick child. Didn't really care who won the SB. Jerry was disappointed. He lost a candy bar to Jake. He won a beer from Joe. Monday Jerry had a Dr appt to have the wound on his leg checked. It is doing fine. Then we went shopping at Antigua, a factory outlet for mostly golf clothes. Bought some shirts that I really didn't need, but can't pass up a bargain. Dad got a lightweight jacket to replace one that he has worn out. Got the car washed at Danny's car wash. They wanted to replace the windshield that had a chip in that had started to creep. We decided to wait until we got home in case we got another chip on the way home. More nice weather. Getting into the 70's.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

2013 get away

Our 2013 winter get away. Left Norfolk on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Drove to Dalhart, TX. trying to get away from the snow. Last 50 miles was icy and slow going, but we made it ok. Drove to Flagstaff, AZ on Wednesday. Weather was great. It got to 66 degrees before the day was over. Thursday took the winding mountain road to Sedona and spent the morning exploring the shops. Bought a bracelet, some earrings, and a piece of horsehair pottery. Friday we arrived at our rental around noon. Got groceries and unpacked. Went to Vistas for fish with Heiers, Andersons, and Geyers. Then played cards at Heiers. Being lazy today. I walked to Walgreens to get the paper. We are spending the day watching the PGA on TV and resting up. Temp is almost70 today.