Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's official...

Looks like moving day is sometime between Feb 1 and Feb 18, 2012. Never thought we'd be moving this soon (it's been 10 months) but so very grateful that we've found something that we can afford, even if Ron has to go into assisted living, or worse. I paid the $450 deposit today (my sister called me up and volunteered to give me a short-term loan - 2 weeks - so I didn't lose this opportunity) and gave our 30-day notice to the Villa. I happened to see Brenda, the sales manager, this afternoon while we were at lunch and she agreed that it was a very good move for us. She said that we aren't the only ones in this predicament with insurance and medical expenses.

I took some pictures with my cell phone and they turned out OK but not the best. I also didn't think of it in time to really plan the pictures. But, here they are. I'll take better pictures next time I'm inside.

Front. The side door goes into a one-car garage.


Back. The white fence divides the two yards.


 Kitchen (from the dining room) - on the side of the fridge that you can't see is another set of cabinets, lower and upper, with counter space. You can kind of see where Amy is standing at the end of the kitchen that leads to the mudroom/laundry area. There's a cabinet right by her and then a broom closet.


The living room from the corner of the kitchen and dining room.


This may be the master bedroom; they look a lot alike and are close to the same in size.


The 2nd bedroom


This is coming into the mudroom/laundry from the garage. The door you can see in reflected in the mirror goes into the garage. Directly across from there is the door into the 3/4 bath. The empty space is the washer/dryer area and then the sink is what "should" be in the bathroom but the bathroom is too small to hold a shower + toilet + sink. The cabinet you can barely see is a broom closet and it's next Amy in the Kitchen photo.


Ron and Rex met up with the landlord yesterday and Mr. John said he thought we'd be great tenants. He's going to add rails in the main bathroom to make it easier for Ron. It's already got a raised toilet so that's a good thing.

We're excited.

On the other side - we got a call from Ron's kidney doctor today. His potassium is up (6) and his creatinin is up. The doctor discontinued the new blood pressure medicine and the potassium medicine and changed his Lasix dosage. We could be headed to the hospital in kidney failure. Blood work will be repeated in one week and the nurse will be receiving new orders from the doctor to check Ron's blood pressure standing and sitting. Right now, Ron's barely "voiding" during the day and nothing at night. He's drinking the amount of fluids he's supposed to be and we're watching his foods. He actually is eating very little. He's down to 254 pounds fully dressed, including "leg" and brace. He weighed 295 in the hospital without his leg or brace. That's a lot of fluid to lose in a little over a month.

We're not so excited about that turn of events.

11 comments:

SkippyMom said...
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orchid said...

Dearest Teresa,
Your new house looks SO wonderful and happy for both of you☆☆☆
Your sister is such a sweet lady and landlord seems a nice man, my friend.
Crossing my fingers for Ron's condition!!!
Love and Lots of Hugs to you, xoxo Miyako*

ps> Whew, I'm back, haha!

Mynx said...

Your new house looks lovely. I really like the kitchen.
I am sure it wont take long for you to really make it feel like a home.

Fingers crossed that things stabilise for Ron and he doesn't have to go back to hospital

Hugs for you

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Lois said...

The house looks wonderful, and I'm so happy that you were able to get that loan from your sister! Like SkippyMom said, One Day at a Time. Lois.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Hooray! You got it!
Happy moving!

I hope all the medication changes go okay for Ron.

Mama Page said...

Your sister must be really awesome (ha ha). I'm just glad that . . .

1. I read your blog entry in time (because you didn't ask, nor would you have asked, to borrow money);

2. It's a miracle that I had money to send you; and

3. You would absolutely do the same for me.

Love ya!

Thisisme. said...

How lovely that your sister was able to help you like that. Your new home looks lovely Teresa and even better that it costs so much less per month. As Skippy said, one day at a time, but I pray that Ron will soon pick up again.

Bouncin Barb said...

Congrats on the new place. So happy for you and I'm sure it's a relief to both of your worries. As a diabetic, Ron needs to eat. Not eating makes the sugar go whacky. So try to get him to eat some proteins at least until the docs get his meds straightened out. Keep us posted. Sending positive thoughts! Hugs.

Bouncin Barb said...

Congrats on the new place. So happy for you and I'm sure it's a relief to both of your worries. As a diabetic, Ron needs to eat. Not eating makes the sugar go whacky. So try to get him to eat some proteins at least until the docs get his meds straightened out. Keep us posted. Sending positive thoughts! Hugs.

kneesandpaws said...

Yay! I'm so happy that you will have a nice new place to live. But I am seriously concerned about Ron's health and will be holding him in the Light. So much to go through!

lyndylou said...

That new house looks great but sorry that you have all the stress of moving which sucks big time. I hope Ron's health improves with the move, I know how hard it is trying to juggle everything yourself.