Friday, November 05, 2010

Time for a Breather

Lara's leg is looking much better.  The swelling and bruises on the right leg are almost gone.  The broken left leg is still swollen and warm to the touch, but the horrible bruising on the underside of the leg is not nearly so scary to look at.  The low fever she was running is gone, and her appetite is a bit better.  Thankfully, the urine analysis came back negative so I don't know what caused the fever.   She is still on the cranky side, but improved.  I dropped the Aconite and Arnica, and added Symphytom to the homeopathic remedies, which I give her three times a day.  My sister sent me a bottle of Ethical Nutrients Bone Builder(R) capsules to give her.  They are horse pills so I grind each dose (two capsules) to a powder and mix it into a tablespoon of honey.  Lara has no problem swallowing it this way.  Hopefully, when she gets her next x-ray the bone will be well on its way to being healed.  I am not as afraid of moving her around, but I am putting her to bed earlier and propping that leg up in a fashion that is more to my liking.  We got the bed rail from Amazon yesterday and it is really nice. I still have to order the leg elevation attachment for the wheelchair.  I went to the Quickie wheelchair site, but I'm not sure yet which part to order for her chair.  It will all work out as it is meant to.

I dug out my Solfeggio Healing Tones CD to lower my stress level.  I don't know what it is about that music, but I'm asleep within five minutes of putting on the headphones, and when I wake up, I feel great.  Last night after supper I canned pie cherries and made two batches of blueberry and blueberry-huckleberry jam!

Yesterday being my birthday, Tom bought me The Men Who Stare At Goats, a movie I really like -- and I'm not much for comedies.  If you've read many of the books about remote viewing, you will enjoy the movie even more; it's almost like being part of an inside joke.   He also bought me Sarah Beth Aubrey's book The Profitable Hobby Farm which is something I've had on my wish list for some time now.  I can't wait to sit down and read it.  One sister gave me a lovely candle -- I love getting big candles to use when the power goes out, and another sister renewed my subscription to Dell Horoscope magazine.  I wish I had more time to study astrology.  Then, my good friend, Kimberley out in DC, sent me an Amazon gift card, which she shouldn't have done.  I am grateful to all for their thoughtfulness. 

No German Chocolate birthday cake this year though as I'm working hard to lose weight.

Maybe I'll make some pumpkin pie instead.

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear Lara is truly on the mend. I know it's a relief for you.