Saturday, May 31, 2008

Update on Mama

Thank you so much for your comments and prayers!

Mama is doing better, but she is having lots of ups and downs. She has been moved to the skilled nursing section of the hospital for a few days until she can regain her strength and maybe get a little Physical Therapy. She doesn't seem to have many effects from the stroke, but is weak. She has been having headaches and nausea. The hospital food leaves a lot to be desired!

I have been going to visit her before work, during lunch and after work. My siblings and I have been taking turns spending the night. The room she is in now is a semi private room and really has no where for us to sleep, so I don't know if I'll be spending the night anymore. I hope she can go home soon.

Even in bad times God's goodness is apparent. Her roommate is a lady who goes to our church! This poor lady is almost completely deaf, however. Her mail carrier accidently ran over her foot with his or her vehicle. I'm not sure how this happened, but she has had surgery and some real problems. She's pretty old and doesn't communicate well due to her deafness.

Nonetheless, its nice that her roommate is someone we know and her visitors know Mama. Our pastor can visit them both at the same time!

I feel better knowing that she isn't sleeping in a room with complete strangers!

This morning I'm trying to catch up on some laundry and bill paying. Then I'm going to Mama's house to get her some gowns and other personal items.

Have a great day!


Alexandra said...

Prayers for healing for your mama. I am so glad to hear that the effects of the stroke where not too severe.((hugs))

Pen Pen said...

I'm glad to hear your mom is doing better. So happy that you and your siblings are able to be there for her! I received my clothespin bag today and it is even more beautiful in person. You do great work! Thanks!

Melinda said...

I'm also glad to hear your mom is doing better! I hope you take some much needed rest today.

Rhonda in OK said...

So glad to hear your mom is doing better.

Terri said...

Thank you for the update, Debbie. I'm praying.

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