Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thinking of You

Hello, this is a card that I made for the soldiers of OWH a few weeks ago and have kept it in my stash file for a day like today. This paper is from long ago and my image is from
'As you Were' and I made 4 cards all together. Take time to 'Pay if forward' and make some cards for someone really special in your life.
Personal Journey: I am posting this from Skyridge Medical Center in Cleveland, TN. My mother, Clara 92 years old fell yesterday when getting up from her chair. According to the nursing staff she appears dizzy and fell face forward. After much adew I convinced Mom she needed to go to the Emergency Room to see if she had broke anything. She could not stand up with the help of two adults nor put any weight on her leg so we got her out to my car and I drove her to the ER. Now I must tell you that Mom and I have a huge tollerace for pain and although she was moved several times she
barely complained. After doing a X-ray of her knee,hip, shoulder and a CT Scan they said her right hip was broken. Well here we are 25 hours later and we are still waiting for an opening in the surgery schedule. She is on pain IV and things don't look good for this surgery. She is 92, very frail, has demencia and doesn't even know whats going on, she's blind and only recognizes my voice so she won't talk. This morning they called me to come to the hospital right away because she was pulling out her IV's, her catather, pulling off hospital wrist tags, trying to get out of bed and she kept tearing her hospital gown off. Wow this is hard! It's now 7:43 PM, twice today I have been called to the hospital immediately the nurse stated Mom was combative and Morfene was altering her mental statis. I finally went for dinner at 5 PM (first thing I've eaten in two days) and gone less than 30 minutes they called my cell phone to say she had hit a nurse and was combative, her oxygen level was dropping and they needed me there immediately. After being called every name in the book by Mom she had her hands secured and the IV and cathater were in tack. Surgery staff finally came in at 7:31 PM and Mom was taken to surgery. I'll check back with everyone tomorrow and let you know how things are going. I need lots of prayers and strength to make it through this journey. God Bless.


eddee1286 said...

I will definately say a prayer for you and your Mom. It is very hard to be a care giver. I know for I also am one. God Bless and good luck.

Erica said...

Found your blog via OWH. I am also from TN (murfreesboro). Said a prayer for you and your mom. Blessings and peace to you!


grammiej said...

Jeannie, my prayers are with you and your mom, I know this is very hard.
Blessings to you

Sandy said...

I'm so sorry your mom is going through this. You have been so strong in caring for her for so many years. I'm sure she is scared and the dementia makes it tough. I'm praying for you!

Your cards look BEAUTIFUL!

Deedee Anderson said...

Granny, I am so very sorry that this has happened to your mom. I am keeping her in prayer, and you, too. You are one tough lady, and I'm so glad you could be there for her! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help, sweetie! Much love to you!

P.S. GORGEOUS cards!!!