ctlss's Journal, 21 April 2013

SUNDAY...


Still hanging in. Mom is doing okay. Her seizures appear to be under control pretty well. I went yesterday and took the Yahtzee game, some fruit, sausage, cheese and crackers and we played a couple of games of Yahtzee. She had pretty good nights and days from Thursday morning through late yesterday evening. She called me around 11:30 pm last night asking where she was at. I explained where she was and why. The rest of the night was not as good as what she has been having. After talking to the nurse early this morning, and realizing she had a rough night, I decided that I would drop off the stuff for church and head straight there. Baby sis did the same. By the time we got there she was doing better and I stayed until about noon. Baby sis stayed until 7. After getting home, I made an omelet then laid down for a nap. I didn't wake up until almost 7. Guess I was tired.

Tomorrow mom has an appointment with her primary care physician. This will be the first since she was discharged from the hospital after her initial stay. OATS is providing the transportation since she is in a wheelchair for the time being. I am so thankful for this service. Transporting her without this would be difficult.

Mom's little doggie is staying with us right now. He is so darned cute, but like most little dogs, he has Napoleon syndrome. He is also VERY hyper...we aren't quite used to that, since our doggies are big and pretty laid back. :)

Food...well, all things considered, I am doing pretty well. I know that I planned to weigh on the 15th, but I keep forgetting to do that first thing when I get up. Maybe this week. I am going to record yesterday and today's food as soon as I finish with this entry.

Exercise...averaging about 7,000 steps a day...not ideal, I know, but again all things considered, I'll take it! Weather continues to be psychotic. One day it's warm, then it's so cold you need a coat. 85 one day and 40 the next. Missouri weather mood swings!

This evening I need to update mom's med list and print it off. Lots of changes. Then dinner...taco salad.

Well, that's about all the news that's fit to print from my corner...hope all is well in yours!

TTFN!

~Stef~


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Glad your mom is doing well and that you were able to get some rest.. Hope her appt goes well tomorrow! I know what you mean about the dogs.. I don't know if I could handle a hyper little dog! Keep taking care of yourself... 
21 Apr 13 by member: erika2633
So happy your mom is starting to improve and it looks like you are hanging in there with food and exercise Good for you. So hard to do when we have so many things going on. Be proud of yourself! 
22 Apr 13 by member: chattycathy1955
Glad your mother is doing better. Praying God's blessings upon her health and yours as well and the family.  
22 Apr 13 by member: Seeking Grace
glad you have some help with your mom via oats. And ya, what is up with this weather! I was so cold last night. Little hyper dogs, ug, Not for me:-) hope your weigh in goes well when you remember haha. I do that too.  
22 Apr 13 by member: Lizzygracemusic
Nice to know your mom is on the mend....Our bodies let us know when we are tired and makes us rest even when we don't want to .... Hyper dogs are soo cute..and they have the most innocent faces when they are into something...HOpe things continue to get better for you and your family..Love and Hugs sweetie...:O) 
22 Apr 13 by member: BHA
Sounds like you are staying on track well Stef. I'm glad to hear your mother is doing better. I keeps sending lots of positive vibes for you!  
22 Apr 13 by member: Shae206
Stef, I wouldn't worry about your weight too much right now, or your exercise. Eat as good as you can, what more can you ask of yourself. And I am delighted you got a nap, you must have needed it. Even God rested one day a week :) Glad you had a few good days with mum, hope all goes well at the family doc's. And I hope Jacob is doing well too. xxxx 
22 Apr 13 by member: sarahsmum
Wow...I have been MIA lately, so sorry to hear that your mom is struggling, prayers & hugs I agree whole heartedly with everybody, take good care of you so you can help her! 
22 Apr 13 by member: gg-girl
I'll start off sending big hugs. I'm glad your mom seems to be on the mend. I have a Yorkie who's 16 yrs old. He was always totally laid back, like a big dog, and didn't realize he was so little. He's totally deaf now and almost blind, missing all of his front teeth, but still seems to like being around. I'm going to miss him terribly when I lose him. Hang in there, get as much rest as you can, eat as well as you can under the circumstances and just take care of you. Don't stress the weight loss thing right now. We're all here for you. You'll get totally back on track when you're able, my friend. Love you. You're in my prayers, and all of your wonderful family. 
22 Apr 13 by member: Johanne
So sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she recovers fast. Despite all the stress in your family, it is good to hear that you are still taking care of yourself! You are amazing and have a great attitude.  
23 Apr 13 by member: LuLu30kg
Hope your mom is doing better, it's hard when are loved ones aren't doing well. 
26 Apr 13 by member: skwhite

     
 

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