Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, July 17, 2010

An RAK for me!

It's been a perfectly horrid week. How nice it was to arrive home one night to find a package in the mailbox with an RAK from Lei of And Sew it goes! Isn't this the most clever pincushion? And it's LADYBUGS ~ my favorite! This is so well put together and I can't even find where it was sewed together after stuffing. Magic, I tell you! This really & truly made my whole week, Lei. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I suppose I must tell you about this terrible week, since I've already mentioned it and don't want anyone to worry about me. Monday evening my mother was taken to the hospital having seizures. They discovered her potassium was below a fatal level. After a few hours she went into cardiac arrest and she was brought back with CPR and a jolt of electricity. They kept her in the cardiac ICU until Thursday evening and then moved her to a regular room. Now, we wait to see if they can discover why things went wrong and find out what's to be done. It has been a long week with driving to the city every day and spending long hours at the hospital. I was able to take a few days off work during the week so I could be there. My dad is just beside himself as you can imagine.
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I do apologise, the RAK in my last post has not gotten mailed yet. I will try to get it sent this week. The computer hasn't even been turned on until today. I have been moderating comments left on my blog from my iPhone and checking email from there too. If you are waiting on an email from me, I will get to it! It is going to be SCARY to open my reader; I am sure I will be overwhelmed with posts to read! I am going to try to get through a few of them today. You will excuse me if I don't leave many comments...

Poor Sheba has been bewildered with the stressful goings-on and I discovered a couple of days ago she has sucked her back foot until it is raw and bloody. She has always comfort-sucked her paws, just never like this! I have been washing it with a dab of shampoo in warm water, smearing it with antibacterial ointment and spraying it with bitter apple (a taste deterrent for dogs.) It looks a little better but she is fretting over it and I know she has still been sucking it when we are gone. I don't know how she stands the bitter apple! Pets are as bad as children when it comes to the worrying about them.

I will try to get back to my regular blogging routine as soon as possible. I really miss you all.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

58 comments:

Babs said...

I hope everything gets better with your mom.

And what a lovely RAK you got there. I want to do something like that too, but I can't finish at all, lol.

Lots of love, Babs

valerie said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear your mom is in the hospital. I hope the doctor's get things figured out and she has a quick recovery! Poor Sheba too...

Cute pincushion RAK!

Patti said...

Poor you. You have had a mega crappy week. But your RAK is just gorgeous.

Now my little Yorkie, Gracie, bites her nails incessantly and licks her paws too.

Love
Patti xxx

Melanie said...

So sorry to hear about your mother. *good thoughts and hugs*

Angela said...

What a stressful week you have had. I hope your Mum is soon out of hospital and on the road to recovery. Poor Sheba sounds quite stressed out as well, hope the bitter apple spray works.

As for your RAK what a wonderfully well-timed surprise and so delightful.

Thinking about you and hoping all is soon well with you and your family.

Emily said...

Oh Sweetie!! I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I know dealing with medical problems can be so stressful. We've had our share of them over the last few years. I will keep you all in my prayers!!

The pincushion is beautiful I like ladybugs too!!

Poor Sheba, she'll be ok and I know you'll smother her with love to make her feel better!!

Mary said...

Sharon, you poor dear! I will certainly keep you the family in my thoughts and prayers.

Barbi said...

Oh my gosh Sharon! You are having a horrible week. My Missy used to do the same thing with her paws. She used to be so involved that she had to stop and catch her breath. Nothing you can do really, just wait for things to get back to normal.
Hopefully your mom will be home soon!
You take care of yourself!

Cole said...

Oh my Sharon... sending prayers and best wishes to your mom & family... hopefully they find out what's going on PDQ!

That pincushion is wonderful! Isn't it amazing how a little pick-me-up can arrive when it's most needed? {HUGS}

Carol's Stitching said...

Hope you Mom will be okay and also take care of your Dad and yourself! Puppies always seems to know when something is wrong don't they? Take care and I love the RAK you received.

Blu said...

Sorry to hear about your mother. Hugs & prayers.

Jo said...

I hope you mum is OK and back on the road to recovery soon. {{hugs}}

Love the ladybug pincushion - totally adorable :)

Carol said...

Oh, Sharon--I'm so sorry your mom is having to go through such difficulties with her health. I know exactly what you mean about your dad, too. My mom had a heart attack at age 69 and my dad became almost child-like. He just fell apart... I do hope they can figure out the problem.

And poor Sheba--it always amazes me how well our pets pick up on our stress.

At least your RAK from Lei was a bright spot in your week. Hope next week goes much better for you and your parents (and Sheba, too!).

Babs said...

I am so sorry about your Mom, and hope that it all turns out well. I know it must have been so scary!
hugs and prayers,
babs in alabama

CalamityJr said...

I am so sorry to hear what you're going through - I know what it's like to have a sick family member and having to worry about the family pet - no, make that pet who is family! - too. We'll keep you all in our prayers at our house. Don't worry about replying - just want you to know I'm thinking of you and care.

MJ

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Hoping your Mom does better in the coming days. We'll be here whenever things settle down for you Sharon:)

xoxo

Becky K in OK said...

You and your parents are in my thoughts and prayers.

Too cute is that pincushion.

Donna said...

I will keep you, your mother and your sweet kitty in my thoughts and prayers. That is a beautiful pin cushion and you so deserve it!

Patty C. said...

Your in my prayers -

Jenn said...

I hope your mom is doing better Sharon. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Oh what a cute pin cushion! I love lady bugs too. :)

Pumpkin said...

Oh no Sharon! I'm SO sorry to hear this and I hope she makes a speedy recovery. My thoughts will be with you and your family. ((((HUGS))))

No wonder you were so happy to see that in your mailbox :o) It's not only well made but it's bright and cheery :o)

Carolyn NC said...

Truly scary, Sharon. Glad they found out what it was and now hope they figure the why. Will be praying for you all.
Love the pincushion - such a bright and happy pick-me-up!

Peggy Lee said...

You poor thing! Masterchief and I will keep your mother and all of your family in our prayers.

I too am a ladybug lover! That tissue paper you sent me is in a special place.

Your poor pooch...they feel stress as much if not more than we do I think.
Take care...
~~Peggy Lee

Kttycat said...

Sorry about you mom and poor Sheba! Hugs and prayers to you.

Jackie said...

I hope you mother improves and heals rapidly and I hope they find out what caused this so it can be prevented from happening again.

Lisa V said...

Sharon, I hope that next week turns out to be a happier one for you and they find out what happened with your Mum.
Take care.
LISA V

Myra said...

Lovely RAK and I am glad it arrived at just the right time. I will keep your mom and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Colorado Stitcher said...

Thinking of you and Sheba. Hang in there!!

Hey, my word verification word is farta - excuse me!

Karen said...

So sorry to hear about your mom and hope she is on the mend soon. Poor doggie.....hope she mends soon too!

Love your RAK....will keep you in my thoughts!

BubzRugz said...

Sorry to hear about your mum's poor health at the moment - hope all improves soon. I love the pincushion - being fond of bugs I am........... don't worry to reply - you have enough on your hands........ Hugz

Shell said...

Hope your Mum is feeling better soon.
Cute RAK love the fabric.

Bekca said...

I hope your mum recovers soon, sending best wishes your way :)

Annie said...

Gorgeous giftie to cheer you up a bit during a stressful time. Sending good thoughts to your Mom and your doggie.

Christine said...

Sorry to hear you've had such an awful week. Hope your Mum continues to improve.
I love that pincushion, its so bright and funky

Lizy said...

Hi,
I hope your mother gets well sonnand aslo your dog!!

Angela P said...

I hope that your Mom recovers quickly and they figure out what happened. What a difficult time for you and your family right now, BIG HUGS and I'm thinking about you!

Sharon said...

What a sweet RAK. Isn't it amazing how sometimes in the midst of our worst times, something so lovely happens that encourages us enough to just "keep on keeping on". Your mom will be added to my prayer journal. I hope she heals soon - and that you get some much-needed peace soon!!! :)

Glenna said...

What a cutie-pie rak! I hope that your mom is doing much, much better and that you'll be able to get back to normal (poor Sheba also). Best wishes for a much better week this week!

tkdquintmom said...

Oh dear Lord Sharon PLEASE don't apologize to us! You are in my prayers as well as Dad...I hope your Mom will be ok...just know that we are here for you honey. Always :) ((hugs))

Tammy said...

sending prayers to your mom that she has a fast recovery

mbroider said...

Hope your Mom gets better soon. I have had a similar experience at my end. My FIL had an electrolyte test done last week - as he was sleeping/tired almost all the time, and not eating anything - we found all of sodium, potassium and chloride were WAY below the lower limit. He is a high BP patient too. He is now under observation in hospital...

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful and cheerful pincushion!

Sorry to hear you've been going through hard times. I hope things start going in the right direction soon!

Rachel S said...

Keeping your family in my prayers.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

So sorry to hear about your Mom, I hope she is better and comes home quickly.

Love your new cheery rak - it is so cute.

Hope life gets back to normal and Sheba quits fretting and her foot gets better.

Sandy

Julie said...

A fabulous pincushion, so bright and colourful

Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your mum

It always amazes me that our pets know when things are not going right and fret themselves

Take care {big hug}

Annette said...

Sorry to hear about your Mother, I hope she recovers soon.. Good luck and wish you many hugs....
Love your RAK, so beautiful....

Berit said...

Lovely that you got such an nice and personally-appropriate rak! :D What goes around comes around--even good things!

Poor things, all of you! :( You are in my "prayers for stitching friends" list for these things now.

Tammy said...

Oh I so hope your mom will be OK - I can only imagine what you're going through. And poor Sheba! I have always had dogs and you're right, we worry about them like children. I hope she improves soon too!

Dee said...

Sending healing wishes to your Mom and a big hug of comfort to you and your Dad.

Hope they figure out what made your Mom's problem happen and can easily fix it.

Suzanne said...

I hope that all is well with your mother and she makes a full and quick recovery. Great RAK you received.

Natalia said...

Keeping you, your mom and your family in my prayers. That must have been a very scary moment. Hang in there...

Lynn said...

Oh Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. I know just how frightening that can be and can just imagine what you have all been going through. I'll keep you in my prayers and hope that they find an answer soon.
Poor Sheba too! I'm sure once things have settled for you that she will settle down too.

Meadows08 said...

Take care! I'm sending prayers and good thoughts to your mom, you and your family.

Lisa said...

I can sympathize. My dad's been in the hospital this week too. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way!

Doris said...

so sorry to hear your mom is in the hospital,I hope the doctor's find wath was wrong and she has a quick recovery

Paisley said...

So sorry to hear about your mom. I hope by now the doctors have discovered what was wrong and she's on her way to recovery.

Karan said...

So hope they find out what the problem is & that your Mum recovers well & quickly (((((((((hugs))))))))). Poor Sheba too - she's obviously picking up on your stress. Hope things settle down for you all soon.
Gorgeous RAK. :0)

Sandra said...

Lovely RAK.

Hope your mom is better by now.