Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mom is HOME!!

I walked into Mom's hospital room last night (I was bringing her camera so she could take pictures of the view from her room, but didn't realize that she did not have a memory card in her camera or her camera bag.... oops!), she was standing up, chatting with her room mate and except for the tubes coming out of her chest I would not have thought there was anything wrong with her. My Mom is doing so great, it is amazing to see how God has been faithful to answer your prayers.

Mom has arrived at home! It is so nice to have Mom here, to be able to lay on the bed beside her and chat with her. Jessica was bugging me because I would always make myself at home in the hospital, I would take my shoes off and get comfortable on the end of the bed. But that is what I like, I like to be close to my Mom. I am realizing more and more how much Mom is the rock of our family. For her to be sick feels a little like my legs have been cut out from underneath me and my world has been turned upside down. With Mom doing chemotherapy and responding so well, being able to come home, it feels like things are starting to come back around. The world is the right way up again.

Mom is doing amazingly well, I know I've already said this but it is incredible to see my Mom and see that she is still herself. Leukemia can't change who my Mom is. In fact, it is through this experience that Mom's character shines. She cares about people, she is incredibly strong in spirit and in body. I know that my Mom will pull through this and she will be stronger because of it.

Even though Mom is at home, the same rules still apply as at the hospital. Please stay away if you are sick at all. Mom's white blood cell count is dropping and we need to be very careful to keep away any infection. I have heard from many of you who are staying away because you are sick or suspect that you may be sick. Thank you! But visitors are most certainly welcome.
We have a bottle of hand sanitizer at the door for your convenience. Please make sure to wash up before visiting with Mom. I think that Mom will become more fatigued as her white blood cells continue to drop, but we'll keep you posted as to how she is doing and how many visitors she can handle. You have all been an amazing support to us and have been great about respecting Mom's stamina when you visit. I don't think I need to repeat myself too much more.

Thank you once again for all your prayers and support.

In appreciation,

1 comment:

  1. Very good to hear that things are going better and that your Mom is doing well enough to come home!!! We will keep praying. Josh is getting over being sick, we can come when he is all better and has been for awhile. Give your Mom hugs from us.

    Lisa, Harry and Josh