Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I slept last night with the phone next to me, dreading to hear it ring. It never did. I slept off and on, kept waking up, had some bad dreams.
This morning, my sister, Little and Loud called to say that mom is somewhat improved. She is still intubated, but doing some breathing on her own. Her heart, lungs and kidneys all have improved function.
My mom is so ferocious about her health. I always ask if she wants me to come when she has a surgery, but she always tells me not to make a big deal out of it. If I went without her approval, I would face her wrath later.
I have been planning a trip out there to visit for the middle of Oct for months, so I waver between, do I go now, or wait?
My sister is going to ask my mom if she wants me there, and of course, if she says yes, I will drive as fast as I can to get there.
Part of me says to wait, and go in Oct, and help her while she is recovering. We shall see.
Thank you so much for your kind prayers and thoughts. You have made my vigil much less lonely.

7 Kids Who Want To Play:

FosterAbba said...

I'm sorry your mother is ill. I'll be thinking about you all.

Kristina P. said...

I'm so glad she's improving!

Laura in L.A. said...

Oh, Jo, I am so sorry Mom is having a rough time. Can you go visit her now AND go again later when she is recuperating? If only for your own peace of mind.

I am praying for Mom's complete recovery, and for strength for all your family.

Love, Laura

elizasmom said...

I am glad to read that she is doing a little better today. I am crossing my fingers and thinking good thoughts for further improvement.

Jillene said...

Great news!! I hope that she continues to improve.

K J and the kids said...

This is good news. I hope she says....come now. For no other reason than to have an excuse to get together with your family. :)

Jessica G. said...

I'm so sorry, Jo! I just wish I could be there to share some high-calorie goodies, be a shoulder to cry, and someone to help you remember to smile.