Saturday, September 25

A Bit of an Update

Yes, I have been awol (absent without leave) yet again. I'm sure most of you know that Mom had a major stroke in August. She was in the hospital and they sent her home without care. I took her to a hospital out of town and she was there four days. Not only had she had a major stroke, she had urinary tract infection again.

When she got out of hospital, she went to my niece's (her granddaughter) out of town but wasn't to be left alone. Last Tuesday she was given the okay to go home. The neurologist told her she is one of the healthiest seniors he has ever seen. She takes very few meds and is very independent. She can drive and do for herself once again. He told her to go home and live her life normally.

Mom does still have a bit of a speech problem. It isn't as bad during the day but at night it increases...some nights to the point where you can barely understand her. It will be harder to know if she is having a stroke in future because her speech is already affected.

I'm sorry I haven't been able to get around to visit everyone. I am trying my best to get my life back on track but things continue to keep me away. Hubby has been sick all week with a cold & a fever and this morning I woke up feeling terrible. It seems he has been generous and given me a gift...yes, his cold. I was freezing all day today, coughing and sneezing.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Fall is officially here and our leaves are just beginning to turn. Have a great week.


  1. Hi Mary,
    I'm glad to hear from you as I was thinking of you today and wondering how things were. Glad you Mom is improving. Often when speech is affected by a stroke it gets worse when the person is tired.

  2. Oh babe!! You need health for your whole family!!

  3. It seems awfully early to me, but the dadblasted cold season is most definitely upon us.

  4. You have been through a lot lately! I hope hubby gets well soon and that yours isn't so bad. The twins shared their colds with everyone (don't know were they picked them up) and it took a long time for them to go away!

    We're heading for Maine next week-end and hoping to see glorious fall color.

  5. Good Morning Mary. I'm so glad to hear that your Mother is pretty much back to normal now. I have a great-aunt that will be 101 in December and she is in a nursing home. She does still get around pretty good and my Mom things she maybe getting althemizers. My Mom usually calls and talks to her once a week. You know, even after 2 years, hubby still has trouble with his speech and I do sometimes as well. I guess we always will. The girls make fun of us(not in a bad way tho). I guess it's the way things come out sometimes. It usually ends up giving everyone a good laugh tho. Hubby told me this morning he loves it tho. I hate that you and your hubby have colds. My hubby has had sinus problmes or over a month now. But since he works around fertilizers and chemicals, I guess it will be that way until they are finished with them. It's hard to find a good caring Hospital anymore. The Hospital where the girls were born used to be a good caring Hospital and we wouldn't go anywhere but there. But they sort of let things go above their head and we don't use them anymore. We go to another one that does. Fall has officially arrived here this morning in full force. You can drop by to visit when you have the time. Hope you all get to feeling better real soon. Take care my friend and GOD Bless you and yours.

    Love and Hugs,
    Karen H.

  6. Hello my friend. Seems that I have lost touch with several of my blog buddies and I am out and about trying to reconnect. I am a summer person but this year I am so looking forward to the fall...... A nice quiet fall and winter will do us good..

    I am glad to hear about the progress of your Mom and maybe even yet her speech will improve.

    I too have a cold and not sure where it came from but am all stopped up and I hate that.. I will call you soon....... I will..

    Love ya ! Have a blessed Sunday....

  7. I'm glad your mother is better. Now, get over your cold and tell you husband to stop giving you gifts :) Seriously, tho, I hope the two of you feel better soon.