My mom was one of the strongest women I have ever known. She fought her way through two heart attacks, and other ailments. She had scarlet fever when she was a child, made it through that. She was a stone cold fighter, and I loved her for it.
To you mom, may you have your flowers up in heaven.
To my apartment, me and the little girl. She sniffed, slinked, and scurried around the place. Meowing loudly, finally getting familiar with things. She loves the new cat tree, got a real bargin at pet smart. What I thought was 99 bucks, was on sale for 69 dollars. Oh believe me, I spent money last night, between the cat and some food for myself, I almost wept, but it was necessary.
I now really look forward to coming home after a long days or nights work to see my kittie girl. Now that she is mine and my responsibility. Anyways, there are great responsibilities as a adult I have to do Monday, one of which, need to update my resume. I am trying to stick with this job, for at least a year, not sure that will happen, as so much nonsense is going on there. So that is that.
Today is Thanksgiving 2016, this is the first holiday spent at the hospital. I feel so lost, sitting here in the waiting room, because sitting there in moms room is a lot to take. Trying to keep strong and not cry, but who am I fooling; certainly not these tears. Not myself or even mom. Here I am though,trying one min at a time. Looking out over the top of the buildings, nothing but pale blue skies. A beautiful Saturday, that should be spent enjoying great things with mom, instead here at this place,yeah what memories this will make.
I am not the only one, there are millions of families going through the same things or worse, but when it happens to your family it feels like your the only one. I know that This family has the love of God, of family and friends, and even people who have just met you. I write to alleviate the pain of this, it is my outlet, at least with this I can cry and not have to explain why. It is difficult to talk and keep from tearing up. Even though I know I have friends that will be there just to listen, no explinations of any kind needed. I find a kind of solice in writing,something I need to do more of, get back to. I am scared, I need to get back into the Word, that is what is going to keep me balanced in this time.
This has been a year of ups and downs, I pray the 2017 year holds nothing but blessings and greatness. Just writing this, has calmed my soul. looking out over these buildings, peaceful and calm. seeing the colors of the trees changing as with this weather. Hold the the ones you love close and tell them you love them. We never know how things will change. Be thankful for all you have and whom you have. So, now the tears have dried up;and I can see clearly. Time to get my strength and conquer this fear, to move forward and keep on keeping on, because mom needs to know and feel that we as a family has her, and is onboard with her well being. That means I need to step up. To grow beyond what I am, I know I can.
This has been My Corner… Until the next time. Happy Thanksgiving .
My mom that is, today is probably her last day staying at the hospital at St. David’s Round Rock, she will be moving into a Rehab facility for a week or so. Senior Care home, where they will continue to work with getting her up on her feet, so that she may come home. I am totally exhausted, and I know she is as well. It is no fun, when the one you love is ill. I try to hold back the tears in the presence of others, and even mom, but when I go home, I cry silently. It is so very hard. She is making some progress, I pray to God every day and night, and along the day. I know prayer changes things.
I took the day off work today, so that I could get some things done around their apartment, you know, laundry, and cooking and cleaning it up. Especially for my dad, so that when he comes in, he won’t have to worry about any thing, and we can go strait to the hospital to see mom. Usually I get to see her when I get out of work on the days I leave around 5:30, otherwise, I get out around 8 and that’s just way to late to be heading there. I don’t complain, it’s all good. I have employment, and I am a bit closer to home, so at the moment it works out.
I really, hope that they can get her some home health care that is within her coverage, praying everyday, because she is definitely going to need it to get better once she is totally released and sent home.
That is it for now, until the next update. Hope your day is going well.
With the family, gathered around my mom’s hospital bed. Looking on as the doctors come in and out, with news for the day. It looks promising, they looked at her feet, and listened to how much blood flow she was getting to it. It is a lot better today, than yesterday afternoon, it got better thought the night, and today, is a bit more better. Still no word on if they are going to keep her where she is in Round Rock, or transfer to South, should know something tomorrow. I am heart happy about the news, just keep on praying that the blood cots dissolve and her platelets are up high enough where they can do the necessary procedures to get the clots out. In the coming days, something will be known. For now, I am ecstatic with the progress going on. Blessings goes to the man upstairs lol. Updates will be had when more happens.
SSent in the hospital. mom is back in the hospital. she fell Friday, went to hospital Sat. they released her saying it was just bruising,,y Sunday she was back. it was not from the fall;;ut because she had developed blod clots in her arteries in her groin area, and not a lot of blood flow to her feet. Doctors are avaluating her, they first said surgery to open up the arteries to get the clots, but found the situation too risky, so nothing is being done at the moment, she has to get her platelets to a point where the operation can be viable. They have her on meds to keep the pain as manageable s possible and, stuff for her iinfections . She has doctors around her, and she will be transferred back to South Austin this morning sometime. I have the day odd to be there for her, as well as the rest of the family, but have to be back at work in the am. Yes, these are trying times for this family of mine; but God is hhee, he strengthen us. So off to the hospital I go.
Is precious, when major things happen, it makes you take stock. Stock in the little things, in the big things, and in the between things. What’s really important. My mom has been ill for over a month. First with Gout,then something else that took over her body. Come to find out she has leukemia. So she has been in the Hospital since Sunday, and she will be transfered to the hospital in south Austin today., they will get her set up and take it from there. Am I scared;yes I am. We have to stay strong as a family unit, keep strong for her. So much is going through my mind, but no time to process it all. I work everyday, and my mind races. My dad took time off to be with his wife,to which I commend,he needs that, she needs that. I know God has his hands of protection around us. Major changes for this family unit,with God all things are possible.
So as the story goes, sitting on the pond at lake Marble falls, not doing any fishing, just photographing things. My mom hooked a big un’. Well I have no photo to show, only because, it snapped her line, and got away. Aww, but it was a huge one indeed. She was using a piece of slim Jim as her bait. I do think it was a bass, it was really big, and it really set the tone for her day, because she did not catch another big fish for the rest of the afternoon. But that did not stop my dad from catching a nice haul, he caught a medium fish, then some smaller ones. It was a perfect day for him, but in all it was a pretty good day out on the pond for all. Here are some of the photos I took.
Here’s to having fun, good family, and fine fishing. See you on the lake side of life.