There are times when you kind of know life might throw you a curve and then there are times when it comes out of left field. Many of you know that my DH had a complete shoulder replacement last August. It appeared that things were going to be wonderful. But things didn't exactly go that way. Last Thursday he went back into surgery to fix the problem. The joint was infected and the doctor had no choice but to take it out and put in spacers. He will be in a brace for 6-8 weeks. The brace straps his arm to his torso as he currently has no shoulder. He will also be on IV antibiotic therapy for 6-8 weeks and then he will go back in for a reverse shoulder surgery. While there is bone and tissue infection, the biggest praise is that it's not in the blood. I am not a nurse but yesterday the home health nurse came to the house and showed me how to give the IV in his pic line. This will be a new normal for us for a few months.
We're taking it a day at a time.
I thought about this quilt as I put out my spring quilts a few weeks ago. It's called "Beauty for Ashes". The story is here. It's one of my favorite quilts not only because it's Robyn Pandolph's line Secret Garden (I was obsessed with this fabric LOL), but because of the story behind this quilt and the message that reminds me to trust God in all things. I will probably be a little absent as I'm trying to juggle my nurse duties, my job and my upcoming quilt show in April - eek!!! I keep remembering that I'm the Chairman! I am finding snippits of time to work on the hand quilting of my Jubilee quilt, it's amazing the stories that are woven into these stitches.
Thanks for listening, have a great day.