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.
Take care Cindy!Glad to hear your Mom is doing better! What a relief that must be to you. Get some rest and enjoy a fabulous trip with your family!! Angie xo
I am so glad that your mom is doing so good. I hope that her progress continues upward. It's so nice that you were able to be there with her. Enjoy your much needed break to Disney! I think Cindy should take lessons from you! You look MAH_VELOUS! I am planning a MI4M project. Let's see how far we get!
So glad to hear your Mom is doing better and getting stronger.
Enjoy your getaway!!
I have been following your blog and your mother's surgery. God's peace be with you all and his marvelous healing hands laid upon her. You will continue to be in my prayers.
Prayers and love go out to you and your family during this most difficult time. Enjoy the vacation & the memories made with your family.
Glad to hear your mother is recovering for her ordeal. She is lucky to have you there with her. I'm glad to hear you are going to Disney, it will help take your mind off things. It is so important to take of yourself when going through something like this. I learned that the hard way!
Have fun on your trip!! Laugh and enjoy!!
take care, glad to hear your mom is doing somewhat better and healing
wishing your mom the very best! prayers sent your way for a fun/safe trip!
Oh Sweet Cindy...have a glorious trip! Your mama would want that for you! You need some down time also, to stay healthy yourself and for your family. Give "Cindy" my best and ask her how she stays so stinkin' youthful, will ha?
Looking forward to some new inspiration when you return, but take your time, serve your family first and we'll be okay with the leftovers! Keep your priorities right. Now more than ever!
hugs, Shoe Corner Cheryl
I'm glad your mom is improving. I didn't know you were a doula! I think maybe, yes, that was in preparation for this. The Lord sometimes prepares us in ways we never expect.
Have a great time with your family! And take lots of pictures so we can all live vicariously through you.
(I'm pretty sure Cinderella's hairdresser is a bird. Or a flock of them.)
Continuing in prayer.
Have a great family time at Disney World.
I love the hand picture.
I pray that your mom continues to heal and that you have a wonderful and safe trip!
Have a WONDERFUL trip and I am so happy that your mother is doing a bit better...you are a good daughter--enjoy the family vacation--every moment!
In the midst of our own grief, my family lifts you and your mother up in prayer. I am all too familiar with daze spent in ICU.
Enjoy your magical moments with your family in Disney.
Glad your Mom is doing better. I'll keep her in my prayers. Have a great time at Disney!
I'm so glad that Mom is starting to get stronger. I will keep her in my prayers, and enjoy making memories with your family in WDW. The four of us went in 2008 and had a wonderful time.
Cindy ... I'm so glad to hear that your Mother is improving.
Enjoy your trip with your family .. you need this time away.
So glad your mom is starting her recovery process! Hope she is comfortable and able to rest well.
Enjoy your vacation!
Lookit you, worrying about all of us. Go enjoy! We'll be just fine until your return. :)
Glad they are moving your mom out of ICU. Although I, for one, think it is best to err on the side of caution and I am glad she had a couple of extra days there. Now, the next step to recovery can begin. I am keeping her in my prayers and all of you too.
I hope you have a wondeful time in Orlando. I love Disney...especially having the kids to enjoy it with-it really makes it special. I think you SHOULD do your hair like that...shall I send bleach? Hugs-Diana
I'm sure your mom loved having you there. I hope she has a speedy recovery. She's in my prayers. Family comes first. Have fun with your chillins' at Disney World!
oh if you get the name of cindy-rella's stylist, do tell! i could use some bangs like that. seriously, have fun= you deserve it!
You have a wonderful trip...you deserve a break. I am glad to hear your Mother is better!
Thanks for the great update, great news that she is improving so well. It's sooo difficult to watch someone we love deal with pain.
Have a fun time with your family on your much deserved vacation! I will continue to keep your Mom in my prayers.
glad your mother is doing better, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones
I'm SO glad you've been able to be with your mother. Such a blessing for the both of you. Not sure you've left my thoughts since all of this has started. Have a wonderful trip my dear! You will be missed.
I'm praying for your mom. Becca
Saying prayers for your mom. Have a great trip with the fam - probably just what you need right now! -Tammy
You just take care of your sweet mama and those kiddos and don't worry about us here in Blogland, Cindy. Take that vacation and rest yourself. Oh, on Monday I put a link to your blog because on my Blogger Tips Monday I told about linking to other blogs through your regular blog, as you taught me. If that makes any sense. But I always like to tell folks when I use their links.
So glad to hear your mom is doing better. Your family will be in my thoughts.
Sure sounds like you need a little vacation! Enjoy!
Isn't it wonderful how good friends are there when you need them the most
I will continue to pray to Father Solanus Casey for the healing of your mom.
I know it has been such a blessing to your mother to have you there by her side, caring for her. Praying for her pain to subside and healing. Get some rest for yourself before your trip!
Hugs to you and your family.
Pleased to hear you mother is getting better, even if slowly. Great that she is home.
Have a lovely holiday. Boy, do you deserve a lovely time!
Keeping ya'll in my payers!
Prayers for you and your mother.
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