My blog title refers to my Mom and me. I did make the trip out to Chicago and Mom came home from the hospital on Thursday night last week. Friday morning my sister and I took her to have a follow-up EKG.
Mom sat and waited about 45min. and was getting pretty tired. She looked good considering all she'd been through in the previous days. Blood clots in both lungs and her heart. It's amazing she's still with us. At 90 she deserves a medal!
My great-niece, Ella, sure loves her Great Grandma. She was really happy to be able to be with her at home. Although she did make many visits to the hospital and cried when she had to leave and Grandma had to stay! Midge has done a great job of making sure Mom has all her meds and takes them correctly. We took blood pressures all through the day and visiting nurses and physical therapy folks made their visits too. Mom is improving daily and I'm so thankful for all the prayers and good wishes from blog friends and many others! While we were there my brother Greg came up from Georgia to visit his family and also Mom. This was planned long before her hospital stay and it worked out good that she was home and able to enjoy seeing him and my sister-in-law. We had a wonderful visit. Mom brought out some photo albums and we had a walk back in time. I found this pic of Mom from 1944. She was quite the babe!
Midge and I decided we would make a Thanksgiving type dinner on Sunday. So we roasted a lovely turkey!
I told her this reminded me of a turkey we did together many, many years ago. I even had a pic from that day...of course I did! She didn't remember it so I found it and sent it to her.
We laughed at the clothes...her top was quite the design and my plaid suspenders were obviously just the thing in the day! Ha! The only thing worse was the wallpaper behind us! However, the turkey looked just as good as the one we did on Sunday!
The table was set in a very Fallish way. Midge is very talented at many things and centerpieces rank right up there. She made me a special one to take home for the Halloween party we're having in a few weeks.
Well, Mom is getting back into her routines...like reading! It was sad to have to leave. Good-byes are not fun and I wish we lived a bit closer. We'll be back for Christmas and hopefully she'll be even better. When I got home I found out we had no surgeries today and only the call team would have to work if needed. So I took advantage of the extra day to play catch up...grocery shopping, lawn mowing, pool closing and of course a walk with dear Chubbs who was happy to have me back!
The trees are starting to turn and it was a lovely, cool morning for a walk in the cemetery.
It was very quiet and leaves would softly fall as Chubbs and I wandered the paths. There's a church nearby that chimes on the hour. It also plays hymns at 5pm everyday. It's lovely to listen to but as it chimes out the hour I think that those in their eternal rest really don't care what time it is, do they? All I know is, time goes way too fast. Lives go by in heartbeat. Many say that my Mom has led a good full life. 90 is a long life but really, is it ever long enough? Do we get to really do all we wish in our lifetime? So all we can do is spend what days we have wisely. Those chimes reminded me of that.
Welcome to the Pines! I'm a wife of many, many years with my Chiropractor hubbie, the Mom to 4 all grown up boys/now men...and Grandmother to 9 super Grandkiddos. I work in surgery and my simple adventures are here for your amusement..can you take it?