Jumping Hurdles

Everybody's sick!

I feel like I'm riding the chaos bus and I can't get off.  Not only am I holding bedside vigil in a hospice house with my dying mother but I have a sick kid on my hands too.  Both of my patients were up all night which means I'm pretty tired and frazzled today.

Neither of them are up to par still today.  Gates has taken a turn for the worse and is now throwing up every few minutes.  So, I'm feeling pretty helpless.  Who do I help first?  I'm jumping around like a mexican jumping bean.


And did I mention that I'm hungry?  I haven't had a second to get a bite to eat.  This gig ain't no circus!

Time seems to stand still and fly by all at the same time.  I suppose that's how it is with life & death.  I never understood so well as I do now just how powerless I am in all that goes on around me.  It's all up to God.  For my mother, my prayer is that her discomfort would end soon.  Watching her feel confused and hurting from a body stuck in bed is nearly sucking the life out of me.

"Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow.  What is your life?  You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes."  James 4:14

I'm not only facing sick people today….I have to make more decisions about nursing home care.  Who knew that hospice stays are limited to 5 days?  Not me because I don't hang out in these sorts of places.  So, new hurdles to jump.  

Pray.  I can't keep going without His peace.


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