Update We've Been Waiting For!! My Mom!! 6/10/08

@CatsandDogs (13964)
United States
June 10, 2008 8:34pm CST
GREAT NEWS!! Mom is doing fantastic!! She's totally healed from the trech, she's now eating pured foods, walking the halls with a walker and going to the gym in the hospital for more rehab and she's doing unbelievably GREAT!! The doctor told her that he doesn't think she'll be there all of next week!! AND she doesn't have to go to a nursing home/rehab center afterall!! She gets to come home and have the rehab personnel come to her!! She's just doing that darn good which completely amazes everyone who works in the medical field! I think it's because she's always been an active person, not one to sit around all day but active is what kept her alive and helped her to get well so fast.... Mom told me that everybody on her dad's side had died from strokes which makes her situation all the more sureal! Wow.... She's one lucky lady, that's for sure and I'm one lucky gal to have her still!! Anyways, she's coming home which will be so much easier on me and dad because this traveling so far and the hours we stay to visit with her has gotten to be so hard that I'm dogged tired when I get home so to have her home where I'll be for the first two weeks or more if needed, will be so much easier on me. I can't wait and just HAD to share the wonderful news!! Thank you ALL for your wonderful support, prayers and good thoughts... and EVERYTHING!! You've been an inspiration to me!! Without you all, I don't know if I could've done it!! Thank You So Much!! May God Bless Each And Every One Of You!!!! PS: don't worry, I'll still keep you posted!! I'm not going anywhere... just yet....
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
11 Jun 08
This is truly wonderful news CatsandDogs..she must be so happy to think she'll be coming home soon, and I just bet her kitty is going to be glad to see her "mom" again. Yes, I think people who have been very active all their lives and are fighters to boot do recover so much better. Your mom is still in my prayers!
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Hi Pye Mom talked about her kitty Holly Dolly a few weeks ago and said out of all the fur babies they have, she misses her the most. I can understand why she said that because she's so loving and sweet but then again, mischievious as all get out which makes mom laugh. Two days ago mom said, she can't wait to get home to her baby girl - hopefully she'll remember me. Now that broke my heart!! But I told her that she'll remember you don't worry! I hope and pray that I'm right about that but time will tell. Time will tell.
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@Hatley (164257)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Jun 08
your mom is amazing and I am so glad for all three of you as its been a hard journey for all of you. It will be great for you to have your mom at home, and so much easier for you,too.Maybe now you will be able to get some much needed rest CatsandDogs. I am so glad you shared this with us mylotters and my p;rayers and best wishes to you all.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Awww thank you very much Hatley! You're such a kind and caring person!! I can't wait for mom to be home once again and neither can she! She's so beaming right now knowing the time is so near!! Thank you so much for being there for me!! ((((((hugs))))))
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• United States
11 Jun 08
This is great news to hear that your mom is doing just fine now and can go home next week to be with you and your dad. You are so welcome for all the support and prayers through out this tough worrisome time you had to deal with your mom being the way she was. It seems like she's a fighter and hope she continues to be this way. I will continue to pray for her and your family that you all can be of help to her even after she is home to help keep her strength up and do well may god bless you and good luck.
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@GardenGerty (114356)
• United States
12 Jun 08
That is a good lesson to us all to remain active. If it does not completely keep bad health away, it will make recovery and survival more likely. I am glad things are turning more up beat in your neck of the woods. Enjoy.
• United States
12 Jun 08
That is really good news. It seems as though she has really been blessed. I also know how it feels to make a miraculous recovery after things looked really bleak.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
12 Jun 08
Thank God and I hope that she lives a good, long life as normal as possible!
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
12 Jun 08
Thank You!! I hope so too and I think she will because she's such a strong willed woman and if she has her sights on something, you better believe she'll do it! lol She has a strong heart and strong faith in God which helped her already a great deal, He's not going abandon her now!! Thanks so much for your kind words!!
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
14 Jun 08
You are quite welcome, my friend! I think if we remember that life goes on in one form or another, that we will worry less and accept the inevitable more easily! but in the meanwhile, we want to feel less pain and be able to do what we want to, move around well enough and eat food that tastes good and smells good too!
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@Timothy31 (649)
• United States
12 Jun 08
Thats great to hear she is doing so much better.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
12 Jun 08
Thank you!! I'm so excited and so is she!! She still has a ways to go to get back as much as she can but she's more than willing to do what she has to and I'll be there to back her up all the way!! Thanks!!
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• United States
12 Jun 08
You're welcome :)
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
11 Jun 08
Power of prayer, sweets, the power of prayer! So blessings and hugs back at you! Will she be going home to your Dad's place? How is he doing, by the way. I'm so happy things are turning around for you Cats. You've gone above and beyond the call of duty and I hope the rest of your family appreciates that. I also hope things with your hubs has calmed down too. You are in my thoughts and prayers every day. But you know that right? lol
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
11 Jun 08
HEY SPARKS!!!! Good to see you again!! Dang, have we lost touch some where along this long hard journey?! lol It's alright, we'll pick up right where we left off, right?! lol Gosh, I've so missed you!! Ok.... yeah she's going to dad's place or THEIR place. It was much easier to say dad's house while she was in the hospital, now when she gets out it'll be their place once again. lol Dad is doing much much better, thanks for asking!! Things are much better with hubby since I gave him the ultimatium because I couldn't handle his nastiness, although I understood but I couldn't be the target at the time because I had my own crisis and needed his support or rather we needed to support each other but it just wasn't happening. But things are much much better now. I'm wondering now how many grey hairs I have now. LOL Oh well, what ever the number, they're well earned!! LOL
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
12 Jun 08
Then it's good news on all fronts and I couldn't be happier for you Cats. And you know, that in spite of not being in touch so much these last weeks, you've been in my thoughts every day. Thanks too, for keeping me on your mass emailing list. I haven't had time to answer all my emails, but I do read them! So hugs and continued improvement for everyone. And don't count the gray hairs - you'll only get more doing that! LOL
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@tammyr (5954)
• Etowah, Tennessee
12 Jun 08
What wonderful news!! I know it is a great burden off your hearts to see her improving so quickly. It is the power of prayer! I for one remember you all in mine. You better not go any where! You better stay around. You have to keep in touch with us, you would miss us as bad as we would miss you! (((((HUGS)))))
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
12 Jun 08
Hi Tammy!! Great to see ya gal!! You're so right, the heavy burden lifted off of me finally. Gosh that was sooo scary!! Here we were thinking all this time that dad would be the first to go because of his heart and diabetes but what a hell of a surprise that it was almost mom first. It all happened so fast but thank God for the turn of events and she's doing so much better!! She's so happy and beaming like a peacock!! lol Dad and I took her outside to enjoy the outdoors for a little while in which she got to see a Robin and a Mockingbird and was telling us all about them. It's so awesome to have her around STILL!! LOL Don't worry, I'm not going anywhere. I might be absent for a while when she gets home because she has a computer but she's on dial up, they don't have dsl in their area YET.... BUT I will be back... eventually or even in spurts of here and there but mostly taking care of her and her needs. Thanks so much for being there for me!! I couldn't have done it alone!! (((((hugs)))))
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
11 Jun 08
This is the most wonderful News and I am so happy for you I am also glad that you will be able to rest a bit more once your Mum is out and your Mum will be a lot happier to Hugs to you and to your Mum xxx
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Thank you so much gabs!! Mom is so happy that she's beaming from ear to ear!! She can't wait to get home to her fur babies and of course her own surroundings and trust me, I can't wait either!! LOL Just having her back is all we've asked for, the rest of the work is up to her and us but with God right there beside us all the way!! Thank you so much my dear dear friend!!
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
19 Jun 08
I hope you never doubted her recovery...this IS GOOD NEWS! I hope you are all safe and well and happy together again as soon as possible. No more set backs this time. Blessed be.
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@mummymo (23707)
11 Jun 08
What absolutely fabulous news sweetheart! I know you have had a long hard stressful journey to get to this point but I bet it all seems worthwhile now! I am truly over the moon that things are going so well and will of course continue to keep you all in my prayers! Hugs xxx
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Awww thanks so much mummymo!! I'm sorry I didn't get to say anything to some of your responses but I'm sure you understand but please know that all was so appreciated and taken to my heart!! Thanks so much for being there for me!! ((((((HUGS))))))
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@mummymo (23707)
13 Jun 08
No need to thank me - that is what friends are for sweetheart! No need for you to reply to them either - I know that you have had a lot on your plate! If you ever need me just give a yell - you hear! Hugs xxxxx
@AmbiePam (51177)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I'm glad to hear the good news. I'm sure her progress was more than helped along by the support of you and your father. Women, especially mothers are some tough ladies! It is always an inspiration to hear about people overcoming the odds to come out on the other side of their illness with the upper hand.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Yeah you're right about that Pam, women are a bit more of a fighter especially when there's so much support, meaning beyond my dad and I. She has so many cards in her room that there's no place to put them all. Most are on the walls! lol Thanks so much!!
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