Friday, August 21, 2009

I'm Back!

Well I am back; did you miss me? I certainly did not plan to be gone for over a month, but you do what you have to do when you have to do it... If you read my last post you will remember that I said Mom was in a car accident and broke her arm. Gary apparently just banged his knee and chest and had some bruising. That was the first report I got; however it was much worse than originally reported. Yes the forearm was very badly broken, needing plates and pins to repair it, ,and the elbow was also broken; and the knee was broken resulting in the doctors having to replace the knee cap. That alone would have been enough, but right from the very beginning Mom said she couldn't breathe; well 2 long weeks later we found out why...many broken ribs along the sternum! She was intubated/extubated three times and has had a tracheostomy and is still breathing with the help of a machine. Gary was at home after the accident and because of his weakened knee fell and broke his hip resulting in a surgery to put plates and pins in for repairs...This last month has been difficult to say the least. Poor mom! It is so difficult to see her so sick and hardly even get close enough to hold her hand or give her a hug. She is also in isolation so we have to gown,mask and glove before entering because of a staph infection;MRSA. All she ever wants is to have her family together, and there we all were and she was not even conscious of the fact. Why is it that we never seem to be able to get together until a time like this? There never seems to be enough time or money and yet at a time like this you just find the means... how strange life is.

Well, as I said, I am back home for a week or two to recharge my batteries, spend some time with my husband (who I missed immensely!) and get caught up on a few things; and then I will head back to the Soo to be with Mom and try to help out where needed. If I am not posting very regularly please don't give up on me...drop by and say hi when you can. I thought you might like to see a pic of my Mom and brother ( and great nephew). My sister brought this pic into the ICU and so many of the nurses said how much thay enjoy seeing pics like this, because it gives them more of an idea of who the patient really is and how they look when times are good. She is still fighting for her life, but my Mom has always been a fighter, so here's hoping she wins this battle too.

On a happier note, I am off to spend the day with quilting friends. I helped set up for a local quilt show and today and tomorrow we hope to show off the fruits of our labours to everyone who has the time to stop by
. See you there!

1 comment:

HollyM said...

I don't know where you found the energy to help at the quilt show! I hope you'll have some photos to share.
I'm glad to hear your Mom is fighting. We'll continue to send our good thoughts.

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