While my mom is still in rehab – recovering from quadruple bypass surgery, a heart attack, and a blood infection – I’ve been able to hit a few caches this weekend. Still having to spend a lot of time caring for my dad, who had a stroke about 18 months ago, but am getting out a bit more these days. We’re hoping to bring her home in the next week or so. Maybe one of these days I’ll get her out on a cache or letterbox hunt. A few weeks ago things didn’t look good at all, but today it’s a very real possibility.
No caching and no boxing for me for awhile. On August 26, I took my mom to Overlake Hospital for a quadruple bypass, expecting she’d be home in a week or ten days. Now, over two weeks later, she’s just finally leaving critical care. The bypass surgery itself went okay, but she suffered a heart attack immediately after. Then, almost two weeks later, when she was about to be discharged, she went into shock due to a rare infection in her bloodstream. That now appears to be under control, and we’re hoping to get her home this weekend, just shy of 3 weeks in the hospital. Then, of course, it will be a long rehab, and she’ll need a lot of help. So, not sure when I’ll be back in action.