Thursday, December 23, 2010

The day started out great......

Yesterday morning my sister in law stopped by and we exchanged gifts and chatted awhile.  After lunch I sewed the binding on this Christmas quilt and washed and dried it.



This is its official portrait for my folder that contains photos of all of the quilts that I have quilted on my longarm machine.

I may have to go back with my regular sewing machine and tack down the embroideries in a few places because they are pouching out.



At 4 I went to Dad's to check on him and his wrist was extremely painful so I gave him 2 Tylenol and turned on the TV to distract him.  At 5:30 when my brother and I got there with pizza, he was still complaining that his wrist was painful.  He wanted to go to the ER.  I don't think he fell and it is probably arthritis but I couldn't take any chances.  We quickly ate and then took him to the ER.  2 hours later he left with his arm in a sling and a temporary cast and totally unable to hold onto his walker which he needs because he is so unsteady. He also needed ice packs all night.  An hour later we checked him into the nursing home next door to his apt. for a few days.  I got home after 9, exhausted.  I'll find out the results of the X-rays this morning.

Added noon today: no broken bones.  He will stay at the nursing home for at least 2 days until he is steady with his walker again.

27 comments:

hetty said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad. Pain is no fun! Hope he is feeling better soon. Do you take official photos of all your finished quilts? It sounds like a good idea. I should do that too.

Anonymous said...

I hope your Dad is better today and
that it is not serious. I wish you a better day today. I love reading your blog every morning. I like knowing someone besides me is up
at 5:00 am starting their day. Sherry

Jackie said...

I hope all is well with your Dad and it heals quickly. It is a good thing that you went over when you did! Keep us up to date. Your quilt looks wonderful too!

sosarahsew said...

I hope today finds you dad in better spirits and health. Sarah

Linda said...

Love the quilt, Wanda. It looks very inviting for snuggling. So sorry about your dad. Here's hoping for a simple recovery as I know he needs that arm for the walker. In my prayers...

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

My prayers are with you and your dad. Its tough getting older. He has you there for hem and that must be a comfort for him.
Your quilt looks great.
I enjoy reading your blog each morning.
MaryAnn

Mary said...

Sorry your dad is having trouble with his wrist. I hope the doctor's report is encouraging. Love the way your Christmas quilt turned out.

Sandra said...

With an elderly parent, there is always something. My neighbor's MIL fell on the day the neighbor was having 200 people for a holiday open house. How fortunate for you to have nursing home care available for your dad. That will take some pressure off you. Love your quilts and your blog. Will you show us a picture of your mid arm machine?

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
It's great there is an option for your dad to get more intense care if needed. Sounds like he's in good hands for now.
Your quilt looks very cuddly and warm. Now you need to take a nap under it!
Take care.
Vicky F

Maria said...

So sorry to hear that Dad ha hurt his wrist and is in pain. Thankfully he is in a good place where they can care for him.

Hope you have a lovely relaxing Christmas Wanda.

patty a. said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad. So lucky he is in a complex that has the nursing facility next door. Hope it is nothing serious. The quilt turned out great!

Stray Stitches said...

Sorry to hear about your father's wrist. I hope the xrays show nothing is amiss. Get some rest for yourself - you don't want to end up sick over the holidays.

karenfae said...

sorry about your dad but it is so nice that your able to check him into the nursing home part of the complex by his assisted living apartment.
the quilt looks great.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

dianen said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I hope that nothing is broken or anything seriously wrong. This weather is enough to make anyone hurt.

Remember to take good care of yourself so you don't get totally worn out and sick. (I know I sound like a broken record but it's important. You can't help anybody else if you can't help yourself.)

wordmama said...

Is it gout? I hope the ER doc took some blood work to check it out.

Just a thought... Hope he feels better soon.

Kris

Karen said...

Sorry your Dad is having such pain and hope that a reason can be found and treated. These things do need to be paid attention to.

Take care and Merry Christmas!

Karen

Cheryl Arkison said...

Oh man. Hoping the next few days are better.

Needled Mom said...

I am so sorry to hear about his wrist. The ER is never fun and even less fun at this time of the year. Hope he is better today.

I rather like how the embroidery pops out from the quilting. My Christmas quilt from last year did that around the embroidery.

Merry Christmas.

Muddling Through said...

Your quilt washed up beautifully. I like how the embroideries POP! So sorry about your Dad. No fun to have that to deal with at any time, but especially right here at Christmas.

Anonymous said...

I did a quick run through of this past week... And like you this is the week we are racing the clock a bit to get all of our "baking and making" completed.

Hopefully with your Dad getting extra attention his wrist will mend quickly for him. He sure has paid his dues this past year.

I think you should not give that pouching a second thought. It gives the quilt dimension. It has finished beautifully. Denim is one of my favorite fabrics to use and wear. It is a delightful quilt !

J~MT

Cathi said...

I hopeyour Dad feels better today -- and that the x-ray doesn't show a break!
Love the denim quilt -- it looks SO cozy!

Cara said...

What a rough day. I hope your dad is feeling better today. The quilt looks great.

Dora, the Quilter said...

Oh, Wanda, I'm so sad for him. It's so hard to have sad things happen when everyone else is celebrating. I'm glad the nursing home is able to step up to the plate, and hope you'll be making some lovely Christmas memories and resting up.

Beth said...

Good thing there is a home next door to the home!!!! Take a few minutes for Wanda, and enjoy a few minutes of studio time!

Sharon said...

So glad to hear Dad doesn't have broken bones, but still....geez. You have been busy,busy. I LOVE your new quilt. Do any of the poofy spots warrent buttons or charms? I love the plaids you've used around the border. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Thanks for all the sharing and inspiring you bring to blogland throughout the year, you're amazing!

Linda M said...

Wanda, thanks for sharing about your dad,I wish him a speedy recovery. At least while he's in the nursing facility you can know he's getting the constant care he needs.

I like what you did with the quilt!

Linda

Laura said...

Wanda, I will be keeping you and your dad in my thoughts. Hope he has a speedy recovery!