Saturday, April 19, 2008

Fun friday!

Yesterday was a nice day. I took a vacation day and went over to Moms house. I helped her get a shower and then styled her hair, she enjoyed that. It was a very pretty day yesterday so I planted some flowers for her. On Thursday I bought her some pretty baskets to hang on the wooden trellis over her front porch and then I planted impatients on both sides of the porch.

She was able to sit out on her front porch in her wheelchair for a while and watch me plant them. Then she got sleepy and I took her inside for nap. Around 1 p.m., my brother and his daughter came up from Alabama to see Mom. She was so happy to see them. We spent the whole afternoon together. Below is a picture of my brother and my sweet niece and Mom.
And then a pic of my brother, me and Mom.
Mom is feeling better. She is still on blood thinner and fluid pills. She is also on some strong pain meds. We are all hoping that she will continue to improve. We did find out that she now has a crack in a small bone in her back close to where they put in the pins and rods. But because she cannot have any more surgery they are going to try to use a brace that will emit a small electrical charge. She will have to wear it a couple of hours a day and it will help heal the crack. Then hopefully her pain will subside even more and she can come off of the pain med. We have to wait and see if her medical doctor and heart doctor will approve for her to use it.
Today was a cold and rainy day so I stayed in most of the day and did a little artsy stuff. Its been a while since I have got to play in the art room and it was nice.
I hope every one has been having a great week-end. And again,,Thanks so much for all the out pouring of Love that I have recieved during this past few weeks. You just never know how much it means to me. Its helped get me through some rocky times. Please keep my Mom in your thoughts and prayers as it sure seems to be helping.


JessInFocus said...

I am so glad you all had a good time. Your mom needed that. I am sorry about her back. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. The flowers look great by the way.

Thanks for the comment. Isn't the excuse note fun!? I am so glad Dr. Gnash wrote me that for Carol. :D We are going to the game tomorrow. Cliff got tickets on the 1st level! They aren't the first row again, but should be pretty good.

Lori said...

Beth, big hugs to you and Lottie!!! I will continue to hold you all in my thoughts and prayers. I just know we will see you both at the retreat this year. :o) **HUGS** The house looks GREAT! So cool to see pictures of somewhere I used to live and looking so pretty! LOVE those hanging baskets. You got me motivated to get some planting of my own done!

robinbird said...

i'm glad your mom is feeling even a bit better. i love the photos of your flower planting vacation and will look for future installments as they come into their own with the warm weather.
your friend, bird tweet robin from down the road

Janet said...

It's so good to hear your mom is doing a little better....and that she's able to enjoy some company. And how nice that your brother and niece came for a visit. I'm sure that helped cheer up your mom.

You did such a good job with her front porch. It looks so welcoming. Love those hanging baskets filled with color. Hugs for you and your mom.

CattyCat said...

You have done a wonderful job on your Mom's porch. How nice she can go sit out there and enjoy the beauty you've created for her. You are a great daughter.

Mary Timme said...

So glad to hear Mom is doing a bit better. The pain just tires you out. What a blessing that you are close by and could do her flowers for her. Have a warm, but not too warm week.

Felicia said...

What pretty flowers :)

Artsy Etc. said...

I'm so glad Lottie is feeling better. She looks adorable. Glad you had a good time.

Jeanie said...

What a fun day to spend with your mom, who by the way looks very nice! Your flowers are glorious -- isn't it wonderful to have spring here at last? Knowing you and the garden, I have a feeling that what's already pretty is going to be downright lush pretty soon!

Hugs to Lottie, too!

Rosa said...

Your mom looks good! So nice to see family too, I'm sure. She sure is lucky to have you Bethy. I know it's been a slow process, but keep the faith!!! We're all pulling for you all! xoxo

AnnieElf said...

I know your visit and the visit from her son and granddaughter did Lottie a world of good. God love you all.

Cat said...

Wow, sounds like you are all going through a bunch, congrats on being able to work together like this now to support you mom.

I'll be keeping her in my thoughts.