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Posted 2016-06-24T01:41:56Z

Going Strong

I'm sorry I haven't posted as often this past week. Mom has been doing great in rehab and all of her therapists are awesome. Chloe and I were there yesterday from 11-4 and watched mom do all of her workouts. I also spoke with moms dr who told me that she would begin weaning more pain meds. Today when we went, mom was much clearer-minded which was great. 

She, Chloe and I went went for a stroll around the garden outside (mom in her wheelchair) and mom grew teary eyed. I asked why and she said she's not sure she's strong enough to go home tomorrow. I reminded mom that she has had a life altering illness and that she probably won't be running here and there all day long this summer, as she is used to. 

I told mom she is completely allowed to feel sorry for herself and to have sad and bad days. However, I really want her to focus on all that she does have. Tomorrow, she will sleep in her own bed for the first time in a month. She can sit outside and look at her gorgeous flowers while drinking an iced tea. She can go to an outdoor concert if she's up to it too. She won't be able to do everything in one day and I know the word "slow" is somewhat of a 4 letter word in her mind. 

But slow it shall be and there's nothing wrong with that. Mom is going home with nursing who will come three times a day to run her IV and also teach her to do it. She will have out patient physical therapy and she will have many doctor appointments. And that is ok. One day at a time. 

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Comments (2)

  • Rachel Miegel
    Rachel Miegel

    It's unbelievable how strong mom is! I can't believe she gets to go home tomorrow without even a cane. Yes, things will be different, but we have so much to be thankful for. I wish I could be there to celebrate the homecoming.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Greg Allen
    Greg Allen

    I am so proud of our Lois! And while I know it will be dufficult and for this one woman Dynamo, I think it's great for so many of us that love her so that she will be able to hold court on her beautiful porch. Any word yet on what time she will be home today? Greg allen

    4 years ago · Reply