Rough Night

Hello everyone, and thank you all for the thoughts and prayers.  I'm going to babble here for a minute, because (as you may guess) writing is kind of cathartic for me, and I need to get some thoughts out.

My mother in law went into the hospital earlier this week.  We were told last night she only had a few hours left, but then around 10pm she went from barely breathing to opening her eyes, eating, and talking to everyone.  I'm not sure what that means - she's very weak and ultimately incurable (she has pneumonia on top of advanced pulmonary fibrosis, and is not a lung transplant candidate).  If they can get the pneumonia under control with antibiotics and such...well, who knows?

I know a lot of people complain about their mother in law, but I'm not one of them.  She's always been a sweet and kind woman, accepting of me from the moment she met me, and is the backbone of my husband's family.  She's always been so strong, and I don't like seeing her as she is right now.  I could see it in her eyes last night that she didn't like all those people there fussing at her.

I'm the only one awake at the moment, and just wanted to thank everyone for being patient and understanding, and for sending out the positive energy.  You never know if it helps or not for sure, but it definitely never hurts!  I really appreciate it all.  Caged will probably update at some time this weekend, but it just depends what all happens today.

Now someone please explain to me why - on a farm with a chicken barn full of 20K chickens - there are no eggs in this house...


  1. Dear Shay, I am so sorry. Love that you love your MIL. Attending my own dear MIL's sister's memorial service this afternoon. My MIL is unfailingly kind to me, and the best grandma in the world. Eternal rest grant unto your MIL. Peace.

  2. Because there are no roosters to get the chickens pregnant???

    So sorry about your mother-in-law. At least today sounds more hopeful than yesterday? I'll say a prayer for you and your family.

  3. And according to Google, my answer is wrong. It would be correct if the dilemma was no baby chicks but not for eggs.., so tell us oh brilliant one, why are there no eggs in the house?

  4. You can tell this is really bugging me...
    They are all male chickens?