Yesterday morning they took Tiffany off the sedation and removed her breathing tube. She was still pretty loopy, but communicating with family members and medical staff when we visited her. The nurses said they will probably move her out of ICU and into a regular room today.
Terry’s parents live down in Mesa, Arizona but keep their fifth wheel on a seasonal site at Hon Dah RV Park, a few miles from Show Low. They spend their summers here to escape the desert heat. Terry’s sister Dani also has a fifth wheel on a site here, but is still working and can only come up occasionally. When she heard we would be in town dealing with Tiffany’s illness she very graciously offered to let us stay in it, which is saving us a ton of money on lodging. We really appreciate that.
After visiting Tiffany we came back to the RV park and took Terry’s parent to lunch at Darbi’s, a great local restaurant. The whole area is packed with summer visitors and weekenders and we had a short wait for a table, but not very long.
After lunch we went back to their place for a while, then back to the hospital for a brief visit. We have always maintained a relationship with Jim Robinson, Tiffany’s first husband and the father of her two girls. We had seen 14 year old Hailey at the hospital, but Destiny is only 10, and there is an age restriction for kids under 12. So Jim invited us to come over and spend some time with Destiny. She has always been a Grandpa’s girl and came flying out to give Terry and I both lots of hugs when she saw us. She has sure gotten big since our last visit!
And that’s about all there is for today. We are still physically and emotionally worn down, and can feel the effects of coming from sea level to 7000 feet elevation. It’s time for bed for this old guy.
Oh, before I close, somebody asked me about the weekly drawing and my thought for the day. Here is the thought for the day, but I’m afraid that in our rush to get here I forgot to upload my files with the different book covers, Amazon codes, and such to my old laptop. So I’m afraid the weekly drawing program is on hold until we get home and life gets back to normal. I apologize.
Thought For The Day – Few men of action have been able to make a graceful exit at the appropriate time. – Malcolm Muggeridge