I’ve been sitting here staring at the screen for twenty minutes wondering what to say. I’m tired, under-caffeinated (it is SO a two cup morning…I’ll get right on that in a bit), and totally woke up to a hallucination that my mother was calling my name in that you-were-supposed-to-be-up-forty-five-minutes-ago-and-now-you’re-gonna-be-late-for-school tone. I’m home now, and judging by the size of my glands, totally getting sick. Because a raging sinus infection is so what I need right now.

My grandmother is out of immediate danger and improved enough yesterday that they could take her off of the C-PAP and put her on the canula. But the reality is that she’s very old and is not likely to improve beyond where she’s been the last month. So the next step is hospice. The place she’ll be going has a fantastic reputation and wonderful staff, so she’ll be comfortable for however long she has left. We’re as good with that as we can be.

Before all this stuff, I had some really good ideas for some improvements/deepening of Red. I’m working from home today, where it’s quiet and I might actually get some stuff done and along with some of the prep cooking I usually do for my gluten-free hubs on the weekend that I haven’t had a chance to do. Between that and lectures, I hope to revisit those ideas, make a good list, so that when I can focus on fiction again, they’re not forgotten. Fortunately, I spewed all of it at my crit partners in gmail, so I have a record.

More tea…

11 thoughts on “Update

  1. Kait, I know you’re exhausted. I’m sorry you’re getting sick, since you really don’t need one more thing to go wrong. Life really throws us some curve balls sometimes. I’ve been praying for your family during this tough time.

  2. I’m sorry to hear that you’re getting sick. If you’re a tea drinker, you might want to try some echinacea tea. My favorite brand is Yogi, and it’s called Immune Support because (obviously) the echinacea & all the other goodness in the tea support your immune system. I haven’t had health insurance for a long time, so any time I feel a sinus infection coming on, I load up on the tea and I usually don’t have to go to the doctor.

    I’m also sorry to hear about your grandmother. Seeing someone you love so sick is never easy. I’m glad she’s being taken care of and I’ll keep her and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Good luck on getting some work done! 🙂

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother. It sounds as if she has excellent caregivers and a supportive family. I hope you feel better. Self-care is so important and so often the last thing on our lists. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. -VK

  4. Tea is good. Tea is our friend. 🙂

    I’m glad your grandma is more comfortable. Hope you manage to get some rest and recharge your batteries, and that the infection will be short lived. I hope you can find some respite from your troubles in your fiction!

    Hang in there. Things will get better! 🙂

  5. I hate these situations. I remember how it felt with my grandmother. We did our best, but she was still sick. It sucks. I hope you get better soon and you’re of course in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Hi Kait… just discovered you via Writing World newsletter.. I’ll take some time to catch up on your previous blogs …. grandmothers are important, glad yours is getting better.

  7. You are! … Writing World has a regular newsletter that you (whomever) can sign up for, and one of their sections is ‘free stuff’ … hey, I’m all for free stuff, but I have to check it out first. So, I checked you out (in the nicest possible way!) and decided to stick around.
    Here’s the link to writing world:

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