It's been a busy few weeks around here. My dad finally was able to have gallbladder surgery after it was canceled twice due to blood sugar concerns. The surgery went well with no complications, and no additional concerns found.
Last week, I went over to his house (just next door) to take him for his surgery and found him still asleep. As I tried to rouse him, and he was pretty much incoherent, I realized there was a problem. His blood sugar had plummeted and he was on the verge of a diabetic coma. It was extremely scary . . . 911 was called . . . long distance calls to my mom were made . . . but it all worked out in the end and we got his blood sugar somewhat under control. His surgeon admitted him the night before surgery so they could monitor him, and then kept him an extra night as well. The surgery is usually an outpatient event, but I felt much better knowing his sugar was being monitored in the hospital surrounding the event.
I've been doing my best to prepare his dinner and ensure he eats properly for breakfast and lunch. Thankfully, he's in pretty good health (other than his diabetes and this recent gallbladder surgery), so it's not difficult. It's been a bit of a stretch adding another person to take care of, however, but I am glad that I'm able to do it.
My mom returns on Friday, along with my brother and his wife. They stay a week, and then my dad plans to stay another month before driving back to Wisconsin.
The boys have had Zoo Camp this week and are loving it! This is C's 3rd year and N's 2nd year attending. On Tuesday they got to ride a camel and it was funny to hear what they thought. N absolutely LOVED it and was very excited. C told me that he did NOT like it and he was sure he was going to fall off! He really didn't like the bumpiness of the ride. N said "Really? That was my FAVORITE part!!" It was funny, and another example of how different their personalities are.
I've also started tutoring a neighbor to help her be ready for the 4th grade this fall. She attends a school that appears to use edhelper.com for curriculum. They don't use any textbooks or workbooks -- just information from that site. I use the website in our homeschool for additional activities, but I wouldn't base my curriculum around it. She's a sweet girl and I've tutored her in the past, so I know it'll be a fun summer with her. Yesterday I took her to the library and helped her learn how to use the library catalog and sign up for the reading program. I'll be working with her twice a week for about 90 minutes a day for the next couple months. I've thought about putting an ad on Craigslist to see if I could pick up a couple more students in the elementary age range, but haven't gotten past thinking about it. Scheduling is difficult, as well as care for my children, when dealing with a family that I don't have a relationship established previously.
Well, it's time to get my day started! The boys are off at the zoo, I need to get L and I washed and dressed, then check on my dad.