Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Home to Louisiana

Currently I'm back home in Louisiana. My mother had a scheduled surgery late last week with complications developing after surgery and major pain issues. I threw personal items together Saturday morning (along with quilting items), called work to scratch me off the schedule for the week, kissed my hubby, petted Harley (he is 3 years old for those who asked on previous post) gased up the car and off I went. Saturday was an absolutely beautiful day for a drive. I arrived safely in Baton Rouge 7.5 hours later. Being a nurse and having to stay at the hospital as a family member gives me an all new perspective of patient and family life at the hospital. (Those beds...both for family and patients are so uncomfortable). My mother received excellent care though. The nursing and medical staff were great.

My mother is now home and comfortable and for the most part her pain is well controlled. I'm trying to keep her from doing too much. She is 73 but acts like she is 43....always on the move which I'm sure keeps her young feeling. (Right, Mom?)

It's always good to come home. I've not been back home to Louisiana since Christmas. Work and life should not be that busy. I always have such a laid-back feeling when I'm back in La. Maybe I'll get some quilting done, maybe I won't. Have a great Tuesday. Thanks for visiting.

Happy Quilting! Happy Living!

8 comments:

  1. I am glad your mom is doing better. I was taking care of my mom last year and was gone for 3 months. My mom is out and about and never sits for one second. She is almost 84 and can work circles around everyone I know. Have a good visit.

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  2. It's so good to hear your Mom is doing better. I'm glad she at least has gotten to come home. Well enjoy your visit with her and she will enjoy watching you quilt.

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  3. Glad to hear your mom is doing better ,don't forget and take some time for yourself ,enjoy your stay.

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  4. Glad to hear your mom is doing well. Hope you enjoy your visit and can relax and take it easy while you're there. Karen

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  5. I'm so glad you were able to be there for your Mom, it was good for her, AND for you, I'm sure!

    also glad she's feeling better! pain can knock you down so bad!

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  6. I am sure glad your mom is better, and that your were able to be there for her. Have a great week!

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  7. Hey There!

    I just wanted to bop by and say thank you for leaving such nice comments on my site. I'm doin' better each day, and your mother is lucky to have someone as caring and as knowledgable as you are to look after her. Both of you are in my thoughts and prayers as I know its' not always easy for the one healing or the care-giver!
    Take Care - Elizabeth (MammaBears Fault)

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  8. I love your site and I know what you mean about being "home" again. I hope you enjoy your stay and your mom feels 100% in no time! Lisa

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