Last day of February!. Hooray!
We received a series of calls re Wife's medical stuff today, all of which are causing some scurrying around.
- Tomorrow morning, around 09:30, we need to be in a doctor office on the southern edge of the county south of us. Dear Wife has an "infusion" scheduled for that time period. Seems to me that the last one she went through, some 2-1/2 - 3 years ago, left her feeling awful for days. Since she's already feeling sick and awful, and has been for the last few months, it might pass unmarked, or it may make her LOTS worse. No way to tell. This is something called Reclast, it's supposed to be some sort of treatment (not cure) for her chronic osteporosis / brittle bone disease. We shall see.
- Got word that they (meaning, I guess) the insurance folks, have approved her acquisition of a CPAP machine to help her to breathe while sleeping. No word yet as to what this is going to cost US out of pocket. Next SS check is several weeks away yet, so it's a concern.
- And we also got word of a filled prescription at the pharmacy. Last week, we had doctor call in refills for four of her meds. I've picked up two. The third one JUST got filled (had to be ordered in). The final one, the one that they solemnly vowed would be ready today, isn't. They, again, have solemnly vowed that it will be available tomorrow after 3 p.m. No word on its co-pay amount either. And, of course, it's one of those needed to keep her alive. So "we shall see".
Other than that, I'm just being a care-giver today. Not at 100% myself, but good enough to keep on going.
Our (lengthy) reading in the Old Testament today is chapters 21-24 of Numbers.
(note for the curious): the "lengthy" part of that is that this year we are following the reading calendar put out by the Gideons. This is a schedule that is good for any year, so they allocated a reading for the Leap Year February 29. We don't have that date in this non-Leap Year cycle, so the reading for the 29th is divvied up between 28 February and 01 March).
Note the names of some of these hostile nations. Names like Amorite, and Moabite, Edomite, and the like. Remember seeing those names before? Yes. The Edomites were the descendants of Esau, the son of Isaac that was ever at war with Jacob his brother. Still today, incidentally. The Moabites were the descendants of Lot, through his incestuous relationship with his own daughter. Bad beginnings often lead to bad results, don't they?
Our reading in the New Testament is verses 14-37 of Mark chapter 7