Friday, April 17, 2015

Life Happens

Two things.

One, I have not received the March 6 or March 13 issues. If anyone can scan and send to me, I would appreciate it.

Two, my father had a serious stroke recently. He is non-ambulatory and can't speak. It's been hard dealing with that and taking over his finances. So forgive me if my analyses aren't timely.

12 comments:

Melody Murray said...

So sorry about your father. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Chris said...

I'll look for the stories you're missing, Kate, and email them across if I can. Wishing your father a speedy recovery.

Betsi said...

So sorry to hear about your dad, Kate.

And don't give a thought to the timeliness of your blog, everyone understands that family comes first.

Jayde Dean said...

I have the March 2 issue. Is that one you need? I can e-mail it to you.

My mother had a similar stroke. We DID figure out flashcards that helped her, and a pad and a flip plastic thing that kids used to play with. You print on the cover sheet, show it to a person to read, then pull up the plastic cover and the writing disappears and the slate is fresh for another message.

If your dad can use one hand -- and hopefully his dominant hand -- these things may help. Therapy also can do wonderful things now -- speech, regaining body abilities.

Good luck and take advantage of every offer of assistance. It's SOOO hard. Bless your soul and bless your heart.

Sandy Smith said...

Kate, so sorry to hear about your dad. Let him be your priority.

Melanie D said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad, Kate. Concentrate on family. We love the blog, but it will hold.

Melanie

Mary Ann said...

Sorry to hear about your father. You and yours will be in my thoughts.
--Mary Ann

Pat said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad. Sending thoughts and prayers yours and his way. Please don't worry about the blog, you're needed elsewhere right now.

Take care.

Tracie Rae said...

Your dad is in my prayers.

Tracie Rae

Tamara said...

It must be horrible to not be able to speak. I hope he has a promising prognosis and gets better quickly.

bettye griffin said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's illness, Kate. Stay strong.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate,

I'm so sorry to hear about your father. Will keep him and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Hugs, Tressa