We've just come through a crisis, Hubby and I. Something I could not write about till I knew the outcome.
Hubby's been diagnosed with blood clots and is now on one of those blood thinning medications. We had no idea how common this is and I wonder why as I don't remember hearing much about it years ago.
His diagnosis came about after a frightening episode early one morning when he could not breathe. What followed- a harrowing ambulance ride during which everyone thought he was having a heart attack, almost a week in hospital, the care of many kind nurses and a wonderful doctor, numerous tests and then a diagnosis of lung embolii.
So now in addition to all his other follow ups (you may remember that Hubby is a cancer survivor, having beaten 4 different kinds of cancer!), he will be followed by the team at the Thrombosis Center. All this care and attention, free. So thankful for our Canadian Healthcare system that is definitely working well for us, a bit of an understatement that.
Also so thankful for family as younger daughter and SIL came immediately to our aid and shovelled and snow cleared the fresh snowfall so the medics could get equipment to our door. Their presence helped steady me as I was uncharacteristically a teary yet zombie like mess -the only way I know to describe what I felt like. (Have you ever felt like that...in those moments I couldn't seem to gather my thoughts...my decision making skills vanished!)
During those hospital days, I was so glad to come home to Murphy and Rex waiting for me and so happy to see me. They seemed quieter though, I think picking up on the tone in the house and stayed very close to me.
|Napping together at the farm, 2015|
Into the alphabet on my Cornwall Cottage Sampler!
And sort of mindless piecing...more of my blues string style blocks. I have to tell myself to stop now; think I have enough but it was fun while it lasted.
So there it is- family, good healthcare, my dogs, my stitching, and last but not least, a recovering, healthy Hubby, AKA the Miracle Man.
On this Thankful Thursday, my gratefulness knows no bounds!
Also grateful for Link up Parties and the blogging friends I meet there: Not Afraid of Color, It's A Small Town Life, Brian's Home Blog, The Needle and Thread Network, Sew Fresh Quilts, Silly Mama Quilts, and Esther's Quilt Blog.