As many of you know my boys and I were headed to Cancun on vacation. My parents were going on a 3 week vacation leaving Denver and driving to Florida were they would catch a flight to meet us before heading back to Florida and going to the Daytona 500. Wednesday my Mom started feeling bad and thought she had the flu, by Friday as we were headed to the airport I talked with my dad and they were headed to the emergency room. They had canceled their trip as they were due to fly out that day also. This put a bit of a damper on things but we went and kept in touch with my dad. Things seemed to be getting a little better and then on Monday night/Tuesday morning all hell broke lose and mom ended up sedated and on a ventilator. Needless to say my Dad was scared and worried and all alone in a strange town. I was freaked out and in a strange country. I called an aunt and had her find us a flight to Ft. Lauderdale as soon as possible. As luck would have it there was a flight out around noon getting us there by 4ish. We arrived at the hospital to find that things were about the same. After sitting with mom for awhile we had the task of finding a place to stay and getting a flight out for my boys the next day so they could get back to Denver. Over the next week Dad and I worried, and trusted in the Doctors that told us she was getting stronger and more stable while on the ventilator. Then finally came the day to try to wean her off of it. The first try was unsuccessful, but as they brought her out of sedation we finally got to see her eyes open and it was such a relief. The next day we were able to get her awake and breathing enough to take her off the ventilator and she continued to become more awake. What a relief when she started talking to us. Even if it was to tell us that race car driver Jimmy Johnson was wandering the halls. :) She continued to get stronger and on Friday 2 weeks after I left home I returned. Mom is doing pretty darn good these days, although she is still very weak, especially her legs after 3 weeks in a bed. She really can't stand yet so there is some work to be done. It is still one day at time and we have no idea when they will be able to come home, but we are hoping for sooner rather than later.
So now I am back at work and trying to catch up, and after just 2 workouts I am now fighting a cold. I have not had a cold in I don't know how long. So with a very few exceptions I have done no training for the last 3 weeks. It has come to my attention that I have a 1/2 marathon in 6 weeks and I am very ill prepared. Hopefully this cold will run it's course quickly and I can be running soon.
So that's my story... I will leave you with a few photos from Cancun.
The view from our room of one of the pools and the beach
Josh enjoying the hammock
Zach spent much time in this one reading.
A little shell searching
One of two peacocks that wandered the hotel grounds
The beach one evening. It was so calm where we were and you could walk out really far and still only be chest deep.
Doing what I did best. Lounging in the sun or shade.
Josh, Me and Zach before dinner one evening.