On Wednesday, Mom was not doing well at all. She slept most of the day.
I played soft hymns for her and at one point, she tried to sing along.
Mostly she was very weak and when she was awake, very confused. And glum.
It got very tiring and emotionally draining as I sat by her bedside.
I decided to walk the halls.
These verses in the hallways were such a comfort to me.
I had to laugh at the things she was saying.
"It's been raining all day." (it wasn't)
"I better take this off" tugging at her tubing
"Are you playing golf, Doug?" as she was talking with my brother Dan. Doug died several years ago and Dave is the brother that plays golf.
She turned to the empty chair by her bed. "Pete, what are you going to order for dinner?"
It helped to relieve the strain to laugh instead of cry.
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On Thursday, my girls came with me to visit mom. She was so much better!!
Still some confusion, but she was smiling and in a good mood!
At the end of the afternoon, we got news that they were transferring her to a post-op surgical floor! Mom is not able to walk yet. No strength for that, but she is no longer in critical condition!
Then we said our good-byes and went out for dinner.
Today was Valentine's Day and since Al had the day off, we were able to bring Mom her very special Valentine!!
How they have loved one another for many years. The picture below is from their honeymoon.
Get well quick, Mom!! Daddy is anxious to have you back!!