Sunday, August 24, 2008

Cancelled trip

We had to cancel our trip to Oregon because my DH has been sick. We kept thinking he would get better in time to travel, but instead, he kept getting sicker. I had to take him to the ER and he was admitted. We found out that he has sick sinus syndrome (bradycardia), which means that the portion of his heart that controls the electrical impulses wasn't working right and his heart rate would go real low (sometimes as low as 38). So, tomorrow he is having a pacemaker installed. Hopefully, that will make big improvements in how he feels.

We felt so bad having to cancel our trip, but maybe we can reschedule it in a month or so. I mailed the wall hanging and also the potholder
pictured below . My DIL's sister gave me the "pig" fabric to make something for my DIL (she is fond of pigs). I had been wanting to try out this potholder pattern, and I'm glad I did. It was quite easy to make and will make a nice gift for other friends also.

I have been staying at the hospital most of the time, but I have my Polka Dot Girls stitchery to keep me occupied.


  1. Awww.. I am sorry about your trip. Hope your DH feels much better. Take care!

  2. I hope your husband is feeling much better now and that the pacemaker solves the problem. Must have been a very stressful time for him and you as well. Oregon isn't going anywhere, so once he is up and around, y'all can plan a celebration trip.

    The potholder is just the cutest thing. Is this a purchased pattern or something you can share?

  3. Sorry about your hubby, it's now 9:30 am, here in Pa, so I hope his surgery is done and by this afternoon he is feeling better. Take care of you both, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    I absolutely love the potholder,I would love to have the pattern, if you will, (just whenever) please send me the info so I can go online and get myself one.NO HURRY,
    Hoping to hear good news soon, Bobbin

  4. I'm sorry to read that your DH has not been well but it seems the doctors have a handle on what is required. My best wishes for a return to full health.

    What a fanstastic potholder! It's the best I have ever seen.

    Cheers, Ann.

  5. Now thats just so darling! I love it.

  6. Oh, I'm so sorry about your trip. I hope all goes well tomorrow and your hubby is soon feeling better. My dad just had a pacemaker put in last year and he's doing well with his. The potholder is adorable. Is there a link to the pattern?

  7. Crud! about cancelling your vacation ... been there, done that!

    Remember when the kids were small, and we all had so many trips cancelled - now we are concerned about the other end of our own age scale ...

    (I've written better comments!)

    So glad you FOUND the problem!

  8. what a lovely spot of creativity you have here. so glad i came over and i'll be in prayer for your husband too!

    thanks for stopping by - lylah

  9. HI Ruth
    I'm so sorry to read your husband is sick, I wish him a speedy recovery, just think when he is better you can go to Oregon to see your gorgeous grandson.

    I love your pot holder, its very cute.

    Love Leanne xx

  10. Oh, how scary. Hope your husband is doing well now and that you get to take your trip.

  11. I hope by now your husband is doing well. I love this pot holder and want to make some. Where can I find this pattern?

  12. So sorry about your husband, but pacemakers make a huge difference so I'm praying he will feel better soon. I think I have that potholder pattern but haven't tried it yet - I love yours so I'll be looking for my pattern. What great Christmas presents! blessings, marlene