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Monday, March 07, 2016

Mom is home

I got a call around 8am this morning from Mom in the hospital saying she was being released.  I had already arranged with Croft to go pick her up as I needed to sleep to do my 12-hr shift tonight.  When I woke up in the middle of my 'night' around 1pm I went over and she was sleeping in her chair.  She woke up enough to give me the prescriptions she needed filled, so I ran over to Fry's and dropped them off.  I went back to bed and before coming in to work I picked them up.  The hospital gave her fairly complete directions on what to take when, and what she said matched the paperwork, so I have confidence that she will take the right thing at the right time.  This also helps me to believe that she has no lasting issues from the stroke(s).

The neighbors are all checking in on her, so I'm comfortable leaving her no-so alone.  When I left Buddy Bill was there.  I told him to keep an eye on her.  He thinks the sun rises and sets for her since she let his wife stay with her when they didn't have air conditioning after the big storm.  Mom also was one who set out food in the community room for the folks who didn't have electricity during that time.  From the number of folks who would stop me on my walks or drives through the park to ask about her, I think she will be well taken care of.  Favorite Neighbor knows I'm worried about her having food, so I know she will make sure there is food around.  That family is always trying to feed me anyway, so I know I'm hitting her strong suit there.

Mom is keeping her mobile home as warm as she wants now, so hopefully she will be more comfortable.  I'm thinking the sleeping was her finally relaxing after being gone for 5 days. 

6 comments:

  1. I hope everything continues to get better. It's great to have neighbors and friends to keep an eye out for your Mom, and of course, give her some company.

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  2. I think hospitals don't let you sleep so that you will be in a hurry to get home to your own bed to finally get the rest you need. Glad to hear that she is home and getting feed with food and good cheer!

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  3. That great that she is now home and will be well looked after by the community.

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  4. She was happy to leave the hospital when I picked her up and was complaining about the food. :) 'Favorite Neighbor' is trying to get through the frozen food in her fridge before she leaves so I think that part will work itself out.

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  5. It is impossible to get a good night's sleep in a hospital. They keep coming around and checking on you.

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  6. Yeah! Good to read that you and your mom have a support network.

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