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Friday, December 08, 2006

Nannu-Nannu*

Hello there all; Alice here (no, she wasn't kidding) to let you know what is, as far as I'm aware of, the latest regarding news.

Well, of course, things are not terrific. Hospice care has definitely been decided on for Carol, most if not all of the necessary paperwork has been filled out (thankfully by someone at the hospital, and not by Ann because what with everything else filling in reams of forms was REALLY not what she needed), Ann is physically and mentally exhausted, the whole family is of course distraught, and to top it all of yesterday morning her microwave exploded.

The good news is that Carol seemed a little better yesterday, even to the point of (encouraged by the doctors) taking a short walk to stretch her legs, and of course, Ann seems to be holding her own with her usual bravery and grace. In fact, when I spoke to her on the phone last night (my night, not hers) she seemed to be in remarkably good humour despite it all, and even had a giggle about the microwave.

You know, that woman amazes me. I mean, obviously in the scheme of things a broken microwave is pretty low down on the list of problems, but if that were me...considering everything else, that would've been the straw the break the cammel's back, and, well, lets just say the resulting scene of hysterics would have been ugly. Entertaining, perhaps, but still. Ugly.

Well, that's all I know, for now. But rest assured, as soon as I am made aware of any developments over the course of today, I will immediately log back in and relate them here.

Unless of course Ann takes one look at this post and tells me to hop it. In which case I will hop it and she will be back, so for those reading the situation is win win anyway.


So! Please forgive any typos, remember to keep Ann and her family in your prayers, and I'll keep you posted.

Alice x


* For those who didn't get the Mork & Mindy reference, don't worry about it. I'm weird, and it seemed appropriate at the time.

Alice is weird but wonderful. Thanks sweetie.

Ann

19 comments:

Joe said...

Ann and all affected in this time are remembered in our thoughts and prayers

Merle said...

Hello Alice ~ Thank you for your update
on Ann and Carol. It is difficult
knowing the pain they are going through and being unable to do more than pray and love them. Ann is just wonderful as
you would know. Thanks you Alice, Merle.

Granny said...

And there's my loverly Alice.

You should have heard the two of us trying to walk her through posting on another blog. I wasn't even sure of my user name.

Thanks sweetie. Talk to you in a few.

Mary P. said...

Thanks, Alice. Ann is a strong woman, supported and blessed by friends like you.

As to that microwave? What else can be said but "Shuzzbutt!"

Kendra Lynn said...

Dear Ann:
Still praying, and hoping for the best.
God bless.

Kendra

Anvilcloud said...

I think Granny is remarkable. The microwave would have done many of us in under those circumstanes.

Irene said...

thank you Alice for the update. Ann, we have lit a candle for you and your family. sending prayers your way...

JBlue said...

Thanks for the update, gf. I'm thinking of Ann and Carol and their family, too.

Jo said...

Sweet Ann, my heart is breaking for you. No mom should ever have to do what you are having to do. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

LoisLane said...

Lots of hugs and prayers for you all during this difficult time. I'm so sorry you are going throug this.

Sue said...

Thanks Alice for the update and the encouraging news that Carol felt well enought to walk a bit.
Remembering all of you in prayer...
((hugs))

stefanierj said...

I loves me a cybergranny. Lots of love and prayers.

Tammy said...

prayers, love & hugs winging your way!!

PEA said...

Thank you Alice for the update...I thought of Mork right away! lol Ann has certainly been through so much this year and it amazes me how strong she keeps being. That's all she needed, her microwave blowing up...sheesh! Thinking of Carol, Ann and the whole family!! xoxo

Nel said...

just read your blog for first time...my thoughts and prayers to your daughter and family, God bless. Nel

Margaret said...

Thank you Alice, What can one say? It is a helpless feeling I have at these times when I wish I could make it all better for Ann and her family, I can however offer my prayers and moral support, God Bless Margaret

Margaret said...

Thank you Alice, What can one say? It is a helpless feeling I have at these times when I wish I could make it all better for Ann and her family, I can however offer my prayers and moral support, God Bless Margaret

jel said...

y'all will be in my prayer!


huggs

Jenorama said...

I missed this post too, but things seem to be working again after I refreshed a billion times

Have you and your son replaced the microwave?