Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Home again!

Mom improved so much during my stay that I was able to come back home on Monday, July 13.
Her car, however, wasn't so lucky. It broke down 3 times last Thursday. I was driving, Mom was the passenger. We decided to call an AAA wrecker on the advice of my sister, who came to pick up Mom and take her to her home until the wrecker could get there.

I had to wait for the wrecker, but I was lucky in that we were close to a Pizza Hut and I was allowed to wait there for the wrecker.

All that was wrong with it was an over-heating logic chip.

Mom got her car back yesterday and will try to drive it Friday when she goes to the beauty shop.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mom Update #3

Mom is doing a lot better than I thought she would.

I arrived Thursday evening in Lockhart. My sister had picked her up from the hospital and were already at Mom's apartment when I got here.

Last night Mom had her first shower after getting home, but I had to help her in and out of the tub and dry her off.
This morning, after a good night's sleep, she felt better and even managed to cook her own breakfast!

She still gets tired quickly and has to take naps frequently, but hopefully her strength will improve daily.
I still don't know how long I'll be here, but my sister did need a break after all the driving back and forth she's done lately.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

On the road again!

Tomorrow I'll most likely be heading for Texas. Mom thinks she's being released from the hospital tomorrow, which means someone will have to stay with her to chauffeur her around at first.
She can use a walker, but needs help getting up from her bed in order to use it.

She's now been moved to a different hospital room, probably what's called a "transitionary" room, since it has it's own bathroom with shower, and there are no machines going beep beep during the night to keep her awake.

Her diarrhea has seemed to have quit, since she says her stool is not runny like it was and it's not green.

I'll know more in the morning, because I told her to call me when she has spoken to the doctor.