Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Here is another card for Mom. I am totally enjoying making these cards. It is so much easier to make a card than a two page scrapbook layout. I have recently discovered Stampin Up stamps. I really like the clear stamps better, but the SU stamps are so detailed and so much fun! My Mom is being discharged from the hospital today! My sister Cathy and I talked about how it would be nice to have Mom and Wayne stay at her house for the first few days. Both of my sister's have been wonderful and have spent so much time away from their own families in order to take care of Mom. My step-dad has to be totally wore out too. He has been driving an hour and a half each way every day and then staying for most of the day with Mom at the hospital. If they stayed with Cathy, she would be able to take care of her twenty-fours hours a day, and wouldn't have to leave home to do it. My other sister Bea lives close by too, so it would be a win-win situation. But, Wayne wanted her back home. I totally understand that too. Mom will sleep better in her own bed. I am just so thankful on how well Mom is recovering. There were many hours last week when she seemed to have one complication after another. What a difference a couple of days make!
Posted by Cheryl Arbo at 11:15 AM
Sunday, August 23, 2009
My 77 YO Mom had emergency open heart surgery and a double bi-pass Tuesday, August 18, 2009. She will require a lot of help her first month back at home. My two sisters that live close to her are taking this week to take care of her needs. Another sister will drive over from Buffalo on the 29th and stay until I get there on the 5th. All four of us girls will make and freeze several meals for them to reheat once we all have gone home. I plan on making a large pot of chilli, vegtable soup, and 15 bean soup. We all have to be careful on what we make because she has diabetes, high blood pressures, and now heart disease. Living in the South, I have always believed a little bacon grease makes everything taste good. Today was the first day I was able to talk with her since her surgery. She is now out of ICU and in a step-down room with a phone. Her voice was weak, frail, and we couldn't talk long, but it was a beautiful sound to me. I have a personal goal of making her one card every day until I fly to Michigan in September. This is actually the third card I have made for her. I just discovered a direct link to this blog from my computer using Picasa. I will add this shortly.
Posted by Cheryl Arbo at 6:02 PM