I've several topics I've wanted to write about but have been too sick to go there. I'm feeling so very "frail" and "fragile," terms I loathe and which I've never applied to myself until just recently. But the shakes and the shivers come on all day long, giving me a fifteen minute break here and there. This is without the usual "stuff" of ME/CFS and fibromyalgia, of course.
However, we've had a family crisis come up which seems to make all the other crises going on in our family "small potatoes." Without getting too specific, our daughter-in law and middle child are expecting a baby, due on February 14. Because the mother-to-be started running a high BP she needed to be admitted to the hospital. The latest news is that due to other complications she'll need a C-section and the doctor is going to try to delay the delivery until next week.
I always feel funny asking anyone for prayers or positive thoughts sent out to anyone on my behalf, but I guess this is the sort of thing a first-time grandmother-to-be ends up doing. The fact that they are literally halfway around the world in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia isn't helping. I'm frustrated because I'm too ill to fly out to help - after all, I did manage to go to their wedding in the summer of 2012.
I'm afraid this is all I'm capable of doing at the moment. Hang in there, baby boy. Keep strong my dear daughter-in -law. You're doing a good job, my own baby boy, who is now a man.
As always, I hope everyone is doing their best, only better! Ciao and paka.