I need to get better at blogging for sure and I thank one of my fellow bloggers for asking me about my Mom.
Since my post “Aging Parents” she has had her surgery and the results were really good! The surgeons say they were able to remove all of her tumor so of course we want to hope that is the case. I’m afraid I don’t have a whole lot of faith in cancer leaving when it is asked to. I hope I’m wrong this time.
Mom was out of surgery and into recover within 5 hours. Unfortunately, her dementia kept her from even remembering what she had been through and with the pain of her incision she still thought they needed to ‘get that thing out’. It was difficult to see her so uncomfortable for the preceding weeks/months of her surgery and it broke my heart the first time seeing her the day after. I know I was expecting too much. Bill keeps reminding me that she still had us laughing with her drug induced stories even though she didn't really know we were there.
I knew I had to go up again before our trip to Michigan on Monday.
When I went back up to see her with my daughter, Bridgette and grandson, Jake, she was a totally different person. We were thrilled to find her able to carry on a conversation of sorts, even though it was the same thing over and over. She recognized my daughter right away and me after a second go at it. I don't blame her at all for mixing me up with one of my sisters, there are 6 of us after all!
Her tubes, catheter and intravenus have been removed now and she is eating on her own, although very sporadically right now. We hope her appetite improves when she is home so she can gain some energy and weight back again. Hopefully she will be discharged within the next few days. We will have someone in place to stay with her for the time period that her dressings are still in place. She has a habit of removing things like that if she is unattended.
Once again, thank you all for your words of support regarding my mom and I apologize for dallying on this update.