Here's a peek at my Alive-And-Well mom. This is from this morning after a command domino game (my brother and I complied) when she was going to work on a crossword puzzle. She realized she was pooped after I took this picture, so the puzzle still awaits our attention. Since then she's been relieved of her catheter, has sat up and stood up on her own with a walker in front of her, pulled her knees up to her waist a few times, sat back down and got herself back in bed without help. Wow! While I was gone on an electronics errand this afternoon she took a walk around her bed, used the potty chair and walked back! I wish I could've watched. This is incredible stuff. It winds her pretty much, but she's doing it.
My daughter and I are heading back home tomorrow and it looks like my brother can remain another day, so Dad and Mom will be on their own Sunday morning. I hate to leave, but it's time for them to figure this out as a couple. I heartily support them and will have to do that without hovering.
Thanks to all who've sent notes of support!
March 24, 2006
by Susan Carlin on 3/24/2006