I have done very little in hand work these past few weeks, with John being hospitalized, and now home with Hospice care. I did manage to pull out an old crochet UFO this week. Back about 3-4 years ago, crochet mermaid tail blankets were popular. I made one for granddaughters Kyleigh and Klara. Our daughter Kristen decided she wanted one. Then I started on one for myself. I found out that my sister-in-law Char wanted one too. I finished the one I was working on, and gave it to Char. And then I started another one for myself. I got about 10 inches done and put it away.
I pulled it out again this week, couldn't figure out what row I was on exactly and pulled it out and restarted. I have one more row to go to finish this part of the cocoon/tail, and then I change yarns and am start the fin part next.
I have also been wanting to knit some washcloths, Kathy @Kathy's Quilts has been working with the little sea creatures. First up though I want to work on this Unicorn for granddaughter Klara. I just got the purple yarn so I haven't started yet. This is what it looks like. I got the pattern at Ravelry, but can't get into my account now for some reason to give the link.
I will be linking up to Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching, Head on over and find out what people have been up to.
As far as John is concerned, Hospice has been here 3-4 days a week. His brother Roger is here and has been an enormous help. We had a bit of a scare three nights ago. I had John on the baby monitor while I went to bed. I went to bed at 9, and got up to check John to make sure he didn't need his pants changed. He didn't really respond to me and was dry so I went back to bed.
About 11:30 I noticed his breathing changed, he would have long pauses (from his sleep apnea), then start snoring really heavy, and as the night went on, after the heavy breathing there was a cough and it sounded like he was choking on secretions. They sent an RN out about 4:30, and we gave him a breathing treatment, increased his oxygen to 4 liters, and got a prescription for Levsin to decrease secretions. They also placed him on continuous care and had two shifts come on to help care for him. We found out they were not able to cover the night shift, so Roger and I split the night staying with him.
Yesterday morning another nurse came to be with him 8 am- 4 pm but after that they apparently had to cover other patients more serious, so Roger and I split the night again. I think someone will be coming this morning, but probably the other two shifts are not covered, and I suspect they will put him on regular care with his normal nurses and home health aide on Monday. If he worsens again I can call someone out to see him emergently.
John has been alternately totally out of it, somewhat aware, and then a little more aware and somewhat conversant. Two days he was really out of it, he didn't eat or drink at all, because we were afraid of choking. Yesterday he was able to have an Ensure for lunch and dinner.
I took this picture the other day of Roger and John.
That's all I know right now. Thanks for stopping by!