I have been remiss in not welcoming my newest “Follower” N and J to my RV blog. Please forgive the tardy welcome. I hope you folks enjoy the stories of our travel adventures and life with our family in Tumwater, Washington.
Due to the rain we had yesterday, we decided to reschedule today’s trip to the state park since the grounds would be muddy. So we made plans to go to IKEA and Camping World today. For Saturday morning we had planned to take the girls on a trip to the Olympia Farmer’s Market on the city bus. We could easily drive down there, but the bus would be a lot more fun and something different.
Then…..in the late afternoon on Thursday all of those plans changed….again. Our son, Dennis, called us to say he was at the hospital undergoing some tests for possible gallbladder problems. He would probably be needing surgery. We asked if we should drive over there to be with him and he said “no” he was fine and would call us back. About 6:30 last night he called to say he was being admitted and would have his surgery this morning.
So, we cancelled all plans of an outing to IKEA for today. After we got over to the “Grands” house at 7 am, we got them up, dressed and fed and piled them into the car for a trip to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. I had packed up some snacks, coloring books and games to keep us all occupied while we waited. A favorite game for the girls is Jackpot Yahtzee and that one is easy to transport.
We found a nice table by the window in the surgical waiting area and played a few rounds of this Yahtzee game. We soon went through all of the snacks I’d brought with us and a couple of cups of coffee. The Grands didn’t have coffee. :)
Dennis ended up having some very large gallstones and his gallbladder was removed. We waited and waited and waited. He still was not back in his room for us to pay him a visit. Finally, we left and took the girls to McDonald’s for a quick lunch. Stephanie was home by then so after lunch we took Zoey and Mackenzie back to their house with Mommy. Bruce and I drove back over to the hospital and were able to find Dennis settled in his room on the 7th floor. Feeling none too perky!
We left around 3:00 and drove his car back to his condo for him. Tomorrow morning he should be able to leave the hospital. We’ll go and get him and take him to his house or over to our motorhome, we haven’t decided yet. Wherever he feels he would like to be.
It was a busy day. Plus, a tiring one sitting around a waiting room for a few hours. I think we’ll reschedule that trip on the bus to the Farmer’s Market for next week! We have to be flexible at all times.
Until next time…..so long for now!