Thursday, September 8, 2011
Seasons in Our Lives . . .
Just in case my regular blog friends have noticed that I haven't been commenting on your blogs lately, I wanted you to know why, although I'm still trying to be faithful posting on this blog. It keeps me sane & gives me something else to think about.
My 81 yr old mom has been in the hospital since Sunday afternoon. Her dementia has greatly progressed in the last 6 months along w/some incredibly painful circulation issues in her feet & lower legs. It seems that each "feeds" upon the other & they both get worse & worse.
As of yesterday, my brother & I finally got her to drink about 1/4 of a small bottle of Ensure & take a very few bites of mashed potatoes & gravy, the 1st she'd eaten since Sunday. But we celebrated the success w/much encouragement & even got a smile out of her.
Improvement or not, I think it looks like she may not be long for this world. We are HOPING to be able to bring her home soon . . . we're not sure at this point. But I know my Daddy is waiting patiently for her to join him at the feet of Jesus.
All that to say, that your prayers for my mom, my brother, myself & our families are greatly appreciated. Thank you all, ahead of time.
With a grateful heart to my blogging family . . . Kim<><