I took the above shot with my iPhone on Saturday night, the last night I spent at the hospital
before coming home Sunday afternoon.
Mom is improving slowly, yet surely. Her pain is still sometimes difficult to handle, but the docs are pleased with her recovery thus far. She's been out of bed a couple times, and ate some toast and soup yesterday. Though she was only supposed to be in ICU for two days, they've kept her there for almost 6, mostly due to no beds available in the progressive unit. Today they will most likely move her to a regular semi-private room where she'll stay several more days.
It was an intense, but precious few days for me sitting by her bed. Watching her in pain was NOT fun, but my doula experience certainly came in handy! Makes me wonder if all that time I was preparing for this moment in time....
I'm just overwhelmed by the thoughtful, caring comments and emails I'm still receiving. Please know your words are a balm to my heart. I hope I can thank you by getting some cottage inspiration going again soon. :)
(my family circa 2003)
And finally, I should mention my family will be taking off for Disney World on Friday, returning Sunday the 6th. It's the first time since the above picture was taken that all the kids (and spouses and boyfriends!) will be with us again. I doubt I'll have anything to post about during that time, but maybe Cindy will give me a tour of her castle and an interview for the blog?
If not, I'm totally getting the name of her hairdresser.
(me and Cindy-rella 2009)
I will definitely have Make it 4 Monday up this week and next, though. Sorry for missing it this week....
I was, um, zonked. Ya know, coughing zzzzz's. Thanks for hanging in there with me.
I'll see ya on the other side of the World, with some new projects in the works.