June 09, 2010

Update on Mom

Andrea just sent me a tweet asking how mom is...and it occurred to me that I really haven't shared too much about her lately.

Mom spent a full week in May in the hospital.  Multiple pulmonary embolisms, bronchitis and another low-grade infection later, she got to come home.  Unfortunately, she had to come home with oxygen.  She's still using it a bit...but her need for it diminishes more and more all the time.  In the meantime, she's using a spare bedroom downstairs because she isn't allowed to go up the stairs more than once a day, and she has to rest more often.  We're all watching her like a hawk! 

She's back on her chemo schedule, but the little hiatus she has to take and the decision to give smaller, more frequent doses means she won't be done until mid-August - about six weeks later than she had hoped.  It's a little bit of a bummer, but she knows it will be over soon enough...

Despite all that, she's doing really well!  She is very comfortable now showing her bald head out and about.  :-)  Of course, she had to buy dozens of hats before deciding she'd rather be bald than wear hats all the time! Ha!

Now, if we could just get my grandmother out of the hospital for more than a week at a time...life would be GOOD!!


  1. I'm glad to hear that she's doing good and that things are going to be looking up!

  2. Paws still crossed here for your mom and your grandma too!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  3. I love your mom's attitude. I'm sure she's wearing some pretty cute hats.

  4. Prayer and rosary for your mom! Hope for a successful operation and happy more years to come.

    Be strong coz your mom did!

  5. Thank you for the update! I am thinking of you and your family!

  6. I am glad you updated us! And I'm glad that in spite of some rough points, she is doing well. I'm sure it's alot of relief when you hear good news about her.

  7. Thinking about you all the time ... and miss you!!!

  8. So glad to hear that your Mom is doing well. You all are always in my prayers.


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