Robby had a rough night Sunday into Monday. He vomited on and off throughout the night missing the bowl each time. I felt so helpless with his being so sick. All I could do was hold him, wipe him down, and rock him until he finally relaxed.
His fever finally
broke and he fell asleep about 3 AM. He left a pile of odoriferous
bedsheets, pajamas, and blankets in his wake. I tried to catch a few
hours of sleep before tackling the laundry, a project I knew was going
to consume much of my day.
Doing the laundry would not have been nearly as difficult if I
had a prosthetic that fit correctly. Although I've been frustrated with
my weight loss progress, I have concluded that I must be slimming down
because my legs are now all too big. I'm forced to try to pad my limb
with a variety of socks in order to fit into my socket.
I can't obtain a comfortable fit, so my walking is both slowed and
painful. Hobbling up and down the stairs lugging laundry baskets, I
couldn't help but feel sorry for myself. It stinks that I suffer
negative consequences when trying to become healthy and lose weight!
bad enough that my muscles are sore and I'm always hungry. Now my stump
hurts and my leg doesn't fit. I'm trying to remember that this is good
for me, but it is hard to remain committed. I was proud of myself for only eating 3 Hershey's Kisses when consoling myself.
Thankfully Robby is on the mend. Robby seemed content
spending much of the day on the couch in the living room watching
YouTube videos and cartoons. He only became excited and animated once.
From his perch on the couch he was in the perfect position to see a
giant tree became uprooted in our yard. Thankfully it missed our house
but took out three smaller trees as it fell. The trunk is nearly 5 feet
in diameter and the hole is at least 6 feet deep where it uprooted. I
can't help but think that the cost of this tree removal is going to
Yesterday felt like a never ending roller coaster of mishaps and
setbacks. By the time we were ready to go to sleep I felt a mixture of
exhaustion and relief that the day was over. I was relieved to slip off
my leg and crawl into bed.