Sunday, February 16, 2014

Frustration & Fear

I have 3 pages of hour by hour details of the 3 days without power here but it's on a device that died and now refuses a charge. *sighs* You'd have enjoyed it. I came off as a total cold weather wimp. Alas, my lack of short term memory means you'll probably never get to enjoy it.

On the upside, the electricity has been restored. Kentucky electric workers arrives to rescue the South Carolina workers who couldn't seem to get much done after the first 24 hours.

While we woke to power this morning, we also awoke to a message that Charlie's Momma has a mass in her stomach the think is cancerous. She's been transferred from the rehab hospital back to the medical hospital for testing.

Momma is 84, She's spent most of the last 4 years in a wheelchair, living in a place she doesn't want to be. She'd rather be in this nearly condemned house, despite its utter lack of handicap access or maneuverability. Even Charlie has difficulty and he's at least mobile.

That being said, if it turns out Momma does have cancer, she's almost certain to deny lifesaving treatment and let go.

Becka is waiting for her tax return to help cover the cost of a trip to El Paso. I need to call my Mum and Dad today to see if they can help as well. At this point, we NEED to go and as soon as possible.

I'm worried for Charlie. No matter how you try to prepare yourself, it's not easy to let go. He lost his Dad in '95. He's not ready to lose Momma too.

(By the way, this is going to be rambly)

The tablet Charlie picked up for $15 a month is dead... we probably won't be able to replace it. That's a drag because we had hoped to use it to Skype with Krys in Texas so Momma could at least see her other 2 great grand babies in action. She'd so love to see Dora who is a perfect replica of her Mama at that age.

You know those times when nothing seems to go right at all?

Yeah, this is one of those times.

Charlie will be home soon. We have some things to figure out and talk about.