Well, it has been a week of worry and long days and short nights, but Mom is better. She broke her leg a week ago Friday. Brought her home that night and everything seemed okay—
Then she reacted to the pain medication and we almost lost her.
She lost her way for a while, but is slowly finding her path back home. It was a heartbreaking day on Sunday, when she didn’t know who or where she was or who I was – particularly heartbreaking to see her so confused.
I believe sometime on Tuesday, she chose to stay with us and each day she has gained a tiny bit of herself back.
Still very weak and of course with a big heavy cast on her left leg, she can’t move without help. We are looking for someone to stay with her during the day while I am at work. And due to being at the end of the earth here in the Ozarks, it is hard to find folks willing to drive all this way.
But I remind myself, it has only been a week – so each day more and more will fall into place until finally we are back to a regular old normal day to day routine.
We are so grateful for your kind thoughts and prayers – each one has been a bright candle in our dark days. Please continue to shine your light –
I’m so glad to hear your Mom is doing good. It is so hard when our Mom’s aren’t doing well. I lost my Mom two years ago, and I miss her so.
I’m sure everything will get straightened out real soon! ❤
Thanks, Sam – appreciate your kindness – K
I am glad your mom pulled through and is on the mend. Yes, it will be tricky to find someone, and I hope the right person comes along very soon. What a difficult time it has been for you all, my friend. I am relieved to hear positive news from you. What a spectacular sky, in your photo! It looks like the floor of Heaven!
yes – let each day get better and better
I’m sorry to know of your mom’s suffering, and the strain and stress that comes to everyone involved. Stay strong–I wish there was more I could offer, but you have all of my concern and good thoughts.
Thank you, Jeff – we are hanging in – your kindness is much appreciated. – K
As Nancy said – sympathy and empathy and “hard to watch them struggle.” Thanks for writing this post. Hope you can rest too.
Thank you, Ellen – I have been reading your posts each day and they are such a comfort – Love, K
I’m glad to hear the news. My Mom had a hip replacement two weeks ago and it’s been slow going (she’s 80 years old). I sympathize – it’s hard to watch them struggle. And I do owe you a letter. I’ll get going on that.
Dear Nancy, Love and blessings to you and your Mom too. Ellen
Thanks Ellen! It seems she’s turned a corner in the last few days – less pain, less whining and much more cooperation. Hopefully she can go home soon.
Well, I had wondered if you had wandered off 🙂 Sorry to hear about your mom too – but thrilled for the news from your daughter – such joy will soon be a part of your life. – and we are hanging in – taking it one day at a time – really nice to hear from you, Nancy – K