Thursday, July 12, 2012

Silver lining

 Cut flowers from our garden, ready to travel to the cottage

There may be a silver lining to G's most recent trips to the ER and subsequent hospitalization: while he was there he was seen by a neurologist who suggested a medicine that might help smooth his gait and make it easier for him to walk and move.  G has taken the medicine for 9 days, and the physical therapist who is working with him at home thinks he has seen some improvement.  And so far, no bad side effects.  So prayers said and fingers crossed that this drug helps, as G's geriatrician says this medicine is only effective for a small percentage of people with parkinsonism.

We leave in a few hours for 10 days at my parents' cottage in Wisconsin for our annual family reunion, one of the highlights of my year.  I think G is strong enough to make the trip; the big question mark is getting him out of the house, which involves going down 5 stairs to the back door.  He hasn't done stairs since the first trip to the ER June 18th.  More prayers and crossed fingers.

Have a good week, everyone!

Our normal Thursday delivery of CSA boxes 
ready for the subscribers to pick up.
One of my neighbors will be entrusted with our garage door opener
so she can open and close the garage on Thursdays while we're gone.


  1. Fingers and toes crossed and sincere wishes that you and G have a marvelous trip.
    Love to you.

  2. Fingers, toes and hooves crossed! I do so hope everything goes well and you have a wonderful time! You deserve it! You both do!

  3. I'm writing this when you've left already, have a great time x

  4. Hope you both have a great time - and that it's not too dreadfully hot here for you. The drought is worse the farther south you are in the state....

    Lovely phlox and lilies! Good luck to G with the new med.


Thank you!