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Monday, February 4, 2013

Another mom update

Things have settled down since the weekend.  Whatever happy juice the ER staff gave mom (she thinks it was laudanum-based) knocked her loopy for most of the day. When she wasn't sleeping, she was basically a zombie, which to me was an improvement over her being in constant pain and crying out every time she moved.

Since then, she has slowly gotten better.  I've been at her to keep eating, even when she doesn't want to, and while she mostly eats soft foods like yogurt and applesauce, today she was able to enjoy a cup of chicken noodle soup.

Today she moved around the house for around an hour, 90 minutes tops, before needing to rest. She still sleeps most of the day, which frankly makes my life easier as then I really only have to take care of the dogs and do her chores. This is still enough to frazzle me, because my body still hasn't adjusted to the new activity cycle. As a night person, getting up at 7am is really difficult, especially since I seem incapable of going to sleep before midnight, no matter how tired I am.

Still, I'm hanging in there. I'm able to do most of what needs to be done, and I'm not nearly as harried as I thought I'd be.  Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers and words of encouragement -- they're appreciated more than you know.


4 comments:

Matt said...

In case no one else has said it, you're a good daughter who is showing a lot of care for her family.  This country is short on people like you these days.

The Jack said...

Erin best pony!    Seriously, you're doing good work.   And sure the reward for that is more work,  but that's how it goes.


As another night owl who has to get up early, I can sympathize

Jeffro said...

You're doing fine, and are to be commended. As this stuff insinuates itself into your routine, it becomes easier!

NotClauswitz said...

Good luck and keep up your strength, it may get worse before it gets better.   Back surgery is fraught with unknown-unknowns as Rumsfeld might say.

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