In Out and Back In Again

I keep wanting to update the blog with excellent news that Mom’s out of the hospital and recovering well – except every time I start to type that out she ends up back in. It’s a series of diminishing problems, we started with a heart attack so this is still progress, I just wish she was recovering more properly on her own now though even when she’s out she requires a near constant level of care so I’m always busily buzzing about.

Well here’s hoping this is the last of the big steps towards her recovery.

 

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And We’re Back! Sorta…

So Mom’s been out of the hospital for about a week now. Surgery went ridiculously well and they even managed to not replace one of her valves but it took her about two weeks to finally be released home. In the meantime I was running back and forth from our home-base in back-end of beyond middle Georgia running errands and trying to make sure we had a life to come back to.

Somehow I managed to get an awesome tan, keep the cats alive and the garden.

Turns out, after the hospital is the hard part. While Mom’s pain is steadily increasing we find ourselves with less resources to meet them with. Still it’s so nice to be home! You don’t know what heaven is until it’s the middle of summer and you just want to roll out of bed and spend the day basking in the warmth without pants.

I’m ridiculously happy to be home again with Mom and that everyone is alive and relatively well. There’s still a long, long, long road ahead of us and I’m not seeing this as being great for my writing but I’ll do my best. Thanks to everyone for all the support, I send all the well wishes straight to Mom and even in the grip of terrible pain they make her smile for a moment – so keep ’em coming!