I want to take a moment to thank my wonderful blog friends and readers for your good wishes for my mother. Over the past ten days or so, through the fall off the porch and one hospital stay, and now the second hospital stay, you're still here and sending prayers and good wishes. I appreciate that so much!
Hospital sitting leaves me FRIED!
Any blogger knows if you don't post often, well, your readers go elsewhere, but many of you have stuck with me and your daily comments keep me going.
Mom is still in ICU tonight but honestly, I'm not sure exactly why except they're still monitoring the bleed issue. Again, without a "too much information" situation, they've narrowed things down to ulcers which is actually good news and a surprise to no one who has seen this woman buy a 500 count bottle of Anacin and throw away the top and the cotton stopper so she can get to them faster.
A more creative mind could write a book about this. Probably somebody already has; it's almost funny.. She's the most incorrigible patient EVAH! Suffice to say that in the ICU mind you, when Steve and I went in at 5:00, she had a list. It said:
You get the idea. I told her she can't have benadryl, Anacin, cigarettes, heath bars or her walker in the ICU and she has no need of her purse. Now, you must know, this woman is 85 years old and she has to know she can't smoke in a hospital. What's up with that? She's on oxygen in the ICU for crying out loud.
My mom is stubborn and will be okay. She's obviously got some medical issues we're going to be able to deal with as a family. There are some people in that waiting room with seriously ill family members and they just break my heart. For mom to be up there fussing about cigarettes taxes my patience in light of those more serious patients, but, I will try to be understanding. She's not a bad person - I don't mean to give that impression. She just wants to go home. She wants to be okay.
I'm saying a prayer tonight for those waiting room comrades I met today and their families. Two of those family groups had preachers come up to meet with and pray with them today and it gave me comfort for them as I listened in.
I want, again, to thank you guys who have left comments for me; you keep me going and I owe ya one. It means a lot.