(Photo courtesy Slidell Antiques Association)
Come on over to Olde Town Slidell for one of the South's best antiques and handmade crafts fairs! Saturday and Sunday, October 29 & 30. Of course VintageChristine will be there (pretty much hysterical since I have NO help this time) with lots and lots of gorgeous vintage costume jewelry. My booth is on First Street right in front of Carolynn's Wonderland, a most fantabulous collectible doll shop. I also have jewelry inside Antiques & Art on First, so what you're doing this weekend is a no-brainer: come on down!
Now, about Dad. He has gone completely wacko and we think it's due to the infection on his posterior that somehow went to his brain. He is combative, won't eat or drink, thinks he's sitting on the right hand of God (and occasionally thinks he IS God), and gets pretty mean and nasty with those closest to him (including using the "n" word to hospital staff. This is just not him AT ALL). He's also in a great deal of pain. It's like he turned into a completely different person overnight. Additionally, the hospital staff can't find a vein either by poking him or using the PIC machine and were finally able to administer pain meds and antiobiotics when he went in for dialysis. Trying to give him meds and antibiotics in pill form was useless--he spit them out, even after they've explained that by taking the pills he'd stop being in pain. Now I hear they're going to put in a feeding tube.
I'm pretty sure this is NOT how Dad wanted to end his life, in a hospital bed, delirious, with a tube stuck down his throat. Personally, I think he should be on hospice but I'm not the one making decisions.
Praying hard that God doesn't let him suffer too much longer.