FriendI made it home after spending what was actually a wonderful 13 hours in Dublin.  At first I was nervous about the long layover, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  Thanks to booking a hotel room for a few hours of good sleep and countryside strolling, I was able to get home and be ready to go.  It was also kind of healing to be in one of my mom’s favorite places.

When I got home I learned that my mom’s ventilator had been removed and she was making some progress.  We have a long way to go, but we are headed there one moment at a time.  During times when my mom could let out phrases between sleep, she was hilarious and cracking jokes.  She probably won’t remember being so funny, but it created some much needed laughter.  She seems to be having little seizures, but right now the doctor says that may be controlled by meds.

I cannot begin to thank you for all of the support.  When I felt very alone, and was unable to do anything to help, all of you have helped me find a way to contribute and vent to people that care.  Now it is time for rest so I can be effective tomorrow.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Brenda says:

    Glad to hear things are improving, relax now your mom is going to need you

  2. Micheline says:

    Your pictures of nature scenes send a peaceful vibe. I can see how it was healing. Serendipity again! A wonderful transition.
    Take good care of yourself ! My prayers are with your mother and all of your family.

  3. Jennifer says:

    I am so happy you’re home. I just had to accept that I can’t take care of my husband at home and now he is in a memory care unit. Take care of you. You need attention too so you can be the best for your Mom. Kiss her for me.

  4. Sherrie says:

    Glad you are home and by your parents’ sides. I hope your mom continues to improve every day. Take care of yourself.

  5. Cheryl says:

    I’m so happy your Mom is improving.Prayers to you and your family.

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