Update - 9:30 am Tuesday: I was all dressed and ready to go take my parents to the hospital, and my mom called. My dad had gotten up and felt better, the swelling in his feet, ankles and privates had gone down, and he had lost a lot of fluid (urinating) over night, so he no longer thought it was necessary to go this morning - PTL!!! Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts - they are much appreciated! B.
A little while ago my dad called. He rarely calls me, and when he does, there's always a reason. I know this heat has really been bothering him, but I haven't seen him in almost two weeks. My aunt has seen him several times and given me reports while we were out of town.
When he called, he asked me if I will take him to the emergency room in the morning. That, for him, is HUGE!!! He doesn't like going to the ER, but we know from experience that just going to his regular doctor doesn't work. At the ER they can give him more serious attention and address his issues immediately. So, I guess we'll be going to the hospital again tomorrow. I'll take my laptop so I can check in with y'all, so I will let you know what's going on.
As I was sitting here, thinking about what all I'll have to do in the morning to get myself ready to go pick them up, I thought of these pictures I took the morning we left for our trip. I was going to use them for Floral Friday, but I think we can all use a little sunshine on a Tuesday, don't you???
If you remember, I bought two sunflower plants and planted them, but the squirrels tried to climb them and broke one totally and killed it, and bent this one, but I staked it up and it's bloom is a gorgeous ray of sunshine.
While I was standing there taking pictures, the bumble bee landed on the bloom, and stayed there longer than I did! He was still taking nectar when I went back inside.
I hope he's pollinated those little seeds well, because I'm sure the squirrels already have this staked out for a fall feast!