Sunday, 14 November 2021

October Rudolph Days Challenge Winner

We had 54 entries! I think that is great. Lots of you took part in the "Honour our Kath" paper pieced extra prize draw.

I am keeping this post very short as my time is so precious right now. I must thank my design team for even letting me get this post published. Linda S, Jenny, and Sue went thru the entries and gave me a list of who paperpieced a card and were eligible for the special prize honouring Kath. I placed those names in a hat and the winner is Suzanne H. #7. Suzanne, please drop me an email to and let me know your mailing address.

The winner of the October Rudolph Days Challenge is Loll, #46. Loll, please drop me an email as well at the addy above, and let me know your mailing address. No photos of the random org as I forgot to take one.

I have not ben round to visit very many of you as I have been kept busy looking after Al. He is home now. He ended up having a quadruple bypass.

His white count is elevated, so he is battling an infection. He is exhausted and hopefully this will improve as the white count corrects. My daughters have been gems throughout all of this. Youngest helped me every day while he was in hospital, getting the house set up for his recovery, getting in groceries, shopping for clothing that fasten at the front, etc. She was here for hours each day when he first came home, spelling off her sister and helping with his care.

My eldest (who teaches nursing), came and stayed for the first 12 days he was home. She and I took turns resting in the recliner beside him while he tried to sleep. The Dr wanted someone with him 24 hours a day for the first two weeks After 4 or 5 days of that, she told me that she is a light sleeper so she would do all the night watch times so I could get my sleep! She is a very patient nurse and could coax him into doing things that probably hurt him at the time, but things that he needed to do. She set up a book for me to record his Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Blood sugars etc., as that determines whether he can take his heart med dosage. She even has a spot where I record what he ate each day!

It is quite the recovery, but he is getting stronger each day. Thanks to all who have sent such lovely good wishes for his recovery.


KarinsArtScrap said...

Congratulations to the Winners

and it's great Maureen that he gets stronger every day.

Gr Karin

KT Fit Kitty said...

So glad to read that your husband is home and recovering. I hope he continues to improve each day. You have some wonderful and talented daughters there too. And also wanted to say... Congrats to the lucky winners!

Mandy said...

Great to hear all went well with the op and he is on the way to recovery.

Your daughters sound like they have been an absolute godsend. I am glad they are able to help you and take some of the load. It is hard work looking after someone in this way and it is times like this you hope all will pull together to get you through.

Hope he continues to improve and get stronger.

Marilyn said...

Congrats to the winners!
Have a great day!
Marilyn ❤️

Becca Yahrling said...

Your daughters are certainly gems!! And what a blessing. Continued prayers for your hubby's recovery and for you & your family as well.
Congrats to the winners!! Always happy to see my dear friend Suzanne's name. <3

Suzanne H said...

Praying for your husband's recovery and am grateful your daughter's are able to help in his care. Thanks for the opportunity to remember your friend Kath and I'll be emailing you in a minute with my address. Take care!

Donna said...

Congrats to the winners! Great job ladies! Maureen, continued prayers for your DH's recovery. Please take care of you too. You are very important!

Kris said...

Thanks for the update on your husband's recovery. Baby steps are steps, and I'm thankful that he's improving each day. Sending hugs and continued prayers for your family.

Robyn Oliver said...

Continue to think of you and send good vibes for hubby's recovery.. take care of yourself too Maureen

Bonnie said...

I'm glad you've got Al home and have lots of good help.

Carol L said...

Congrats to your winners, and I hope Al is on his way to a complete recovery. Having such devoted caring help will make the job easier for all of you I'm sure. Stay positive and focused and I wish you all much better days ahead as Al adjusts to the post-op situation. Comforting hugs and prayers coming your way!

Bunny said...

Praise the Lord for family to help out and who do such a great job. I'll be saying more prayers for y'all. [Bunny]

Sue - said...

So glad Al is home, improving slowly and also that you have lots of help..

Darnell said...

I'm so glad that hubby is home and improving, ever so slightly day-by-day, Mo. And I'm glad you have your loving and caring daughters to help you both. They are a God-send! I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Congrats to Suzanne and Loll! Hugs, Darnell

Sandra H said...

Well done and many congratulations enjoy your win, l am pleased for you that your hubby is home and will improve all the more small steps as they say sending lots of hugs take care xx

Linby said...

So pleased Al is continuing to improve. hugs Lynn x

Di said...

Well done to the winners! Most important was the update about Al. Your daughters sound like true angels helping out so much. And obviously as caring about you as they are for their Dad. I had to read the part about recording what had been eaten twice - at first I thought they also had you recording your own intake! Not that it would surprise me. Finding this post was so unexpected given the current situation - thank you so much for the update.

Sending lots of love, get well wishes and hugs

Di xxx

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SHartl said...

I am so glad that you had lots of help taking care of your husband and that he continues to get stronger each day. I'm hoping you are also able to take care of yourself during this stressful time. Congrats to the winner!