Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Trying Times

My mom is in the hospital after what seems to be another baby stroke. She went in on Saturday and was doing much better until yesterday when she went into another deep sleep (my first warning sign at home) and will only open her eyes for a second and then fall back to sleep. As you can see here, she was doing wonderfully on Sunday.

She is being transferred today to a nursing facility for rehab and perhaps even long-term care. It utterly breaks my heart to see her in such a weakened condition. Visiting nursing homes on Monday was trying, to say the least. I'm hoping the one I chose is the best in the world for her. It is worrying me to death.

Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

PS Happy birthday Hub!


Anonymous said...

Please know that there is no question! You will make the right choice for mama. You're always in my thoughts and prayers. I'll double my efforts for a while. Love always ~ A

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh I'm so sorry, RoseMary. It is so hard to watch our parents suffer. My sweet Mama died in 1991---and was fairly healthy until the last year or so. It just hurts that we can't do anything for them ---other than to make sure they are comfy and not in pain. I'm sure you will find the right place for her.

My prayers are with you.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I'm so sorry to hear that... You will surely make the best choice for your mom.

In thoughts with you all...


Rosa xoxo

PEA said...

Dearest Rosa,

Sending you big hugs across the miles. Please know that my prayers are with your mom. I know how hard this is on you but I also know that you will make sure she gets the best care.

On a lighter note, Happy Birthday to your other half:-) xoxo

Nashvlkats said...

Thinking of your mom, you and your family at what has to be an extremely tough time. Hang in there and know you are doing your best.

Peggy said...

lots of prayers and hugs heading your way. My heart breaks for you and the choices you will have to make. I think of Ms. Fran each time I see photos of your mom and it makes me smile. I know its going to be a hard road for you but know I am a email or a phone call away anytime you want to talk. Even in the middle of the night

Janet said...

You and your mom are in my thoughts, and I'm sure you will make the right choice for her. I'm so sorry she's not doing so good but she's lucky to have you to take care of her.

Queenly Things said...

It is scary and heartbreaking and just plain tough. Sending you strength and wisdom and hugs.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Oh Rosemary, I'm so sorry! Your mom is incredibly lucky to have such a loving and devoted will make the right choices and bee the best advocate for her. I'm sending you a big hug! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!


I'm so sorry Rosemary! You are such a wonderful daughter to her. I'll keep you both in my prayers. Remember to take care of yourself too.

John Ivey said...

I know it's tough. I'm just glad you are there for her. Let me know if I can do anything to help.

Anonymous said...

I am saddened as you are and have had Mom in my prayers. She looks so happy in this picture. I wish that I were there to be with her and with you. Please be comforted to know that you have done the right thing and that Mom will get the care that she needs. She has been blessed to have you in her life and to take care of her. You have given her quality of life and you have to feel good about that. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. I can be down there in a heartbeat. I love both of you. Give Mom a great big hug for me...I miss her.
Your SIL

Snap said...

Oh, Rosemary ... I'm so sorry that you and your Mom are going through this. Know that you both are thought of and prayed for. {{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}

Beth said...

Hey Sweetie! I e-mailed you but just wanted to let you know that I am here and will do any thing you need me to do. You stuck with me last year when I went through that tough time with my Mom. Call me let me know what you need and I will be there!
Much Love and Lots of prayers!!!!

GreenishLady said...

Dear, dear Rosa, I'll hold you both in my thoughts and prayers even more now. I know what a hard thing it is visiting nursing homes and selecting a facility. I'm sure you'll choose the best possible place for your dear mother. Hard times... So sorry.

MarkMcL said...


Hope your Mum responds well to the rehab and recovers quickly. I am sure you will make the best choice.


Jeanie said...

Oh, Rosemary -- I'm so sorry. I know that has to be very stressful and a rough time. I have great confidence in rehab and you know she'll be tops in my thoughts and prayers.

Many hugs to you, my dear. Takee care.

Storybook Woods said...

I am so sorry, I will be praying for your mother, for the perfect place and peace for you. Clarice

Lisa "Oceandreamer" Swifka said...

I am so sorry I have been so absent so I didn't know about this. I am so sorry to read your Mom is in hospital and may be in long term care. It is THE most difficult thing in the world to see them so vulnerable and want THE best care for them. I so know all that you are going through and it's stressful and heartbreaking and difficult. The best thing you can do is just be there and be her best advocate.
We mourn our parents when they're still here as the person they used to be becomes less and less. The best medicine I found with my Mom was to make her laugh as often as possible.....laughter IS good medicine.
I send you many hugs and strength,

Mrs. Staggs said...

Hi Rosemary,

I'm so sorry to have been away from here for so long, and to return to this news about your beloved mom is sad for me. I wish you peace, and hope that the transition will happen as gracefully as is possible for your mom. There are never words enough to make times like this easier, but please know that I am sending much love, and good thoughts to you and your family.




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