Friday, October 24, 2008

Update on My Mom

First, let me thank you for your outpouring of kindness, prayers and good thoughts. I think I would lose my mind if I had to worry all by myself. (Not that the kids and Bald Man aren't concerned, they are!) The bleeding has slowed down, and her blood pressure is stablized. She hasn't needed any more transfusions and that is good news. She is tired and in quite a bit of pain. Her eye is very painful again, plus she has other medical problems. They feel like it is safe to prep her for tests tomorrow and they won't be doing surgery immediately. My sister is there in Rapid City with her so she is in good hands. I could pick up and go, but honestly, it will make my mom mad. She hates it when people fuss at her. So I will wait until we get more news. As long as it isn't too serious, I will just plan a trip to go see her when she is feeling more up to company. Right now, my plate is just too full for me to cope well with everything. The Princess is really struggling with some life decisions at the moment and my heart is filled with worry as she struggles. It is really hard to sit back and allow your children to make their life choices, especially when you know if they choose wrongly, the consequences will be major. It was so much easier when they were small, and a choice would carry such minor impact. Being a mother parenting adults is not an easy job! Tonight, I will have to place both my mom and my children in God's hands, my hands are too small and weak for this job. I am praying for a good nights sleep for all us, we need the break from the worry. Thanks again my bloggy friends, once more, you were there when I needed you.

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Mongoose said...

"Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Matthew 6:34

Thank you for the update and sleep tight...

Me said...

Jo, I so wish that I had some profound words that would be the cure all. Unfortunately, I don't. Regardless, May God bless you and with his speed your Mom be well and your burdens lightened. To a good nights sleep my friend, to a good nights sleep.

Whitney R said...

I'm glad to hear your mom is doing a bit better. I'm sad she is still in so much pain.

Kristina P. said...

I am so happy to hear this news!

Someone needs a pokey piggy!

Jill said...

((((hugs))))

Susie said...

Oh no... I just caught up on your blog since I've been away. I am praying for you mom to get well soon.

elizasmom said...

I'm glad your mom is doing better. I hope the rest of the pain recedes quickly and she is back on her feet soon.

And good luck to the rest of your family as you deal with the rest of the worries and troubles on your minds.

I send virtual chocolate.

Laura in L.A. said...

Thanks for the update, Jo--continual prayers are going out to Mom.

Re: the kids--my granny told me that you worry a lot more about your kids when they're 55 than when they're 5! You can't control them, and the stakes are higher. Are they managing their high blood pressure? Their diabetes? "They will always be your babies." What to do. Gran? "Trust God. The Lord will provide."

Love to you and your family, Jo.

Love, Laura