Mom’s Heart: Day 24

Today, Sunday, Evelyn had quite a few visitors (8 total). Harold & Lindsay stopped by after church. Lee made his early morning jaunt in and out. Kim was there around 2:30 with a pair of sweatpants for her to try. Her legs have been quite cold of late.  Kim mentioned that her leg seemed toContinue reading “Mom’s Heart: Day 24”

Mom’s Heart: Day 17-19

Shower, Bicycling & Walking It has been a few days since reporting Evelyn’s updates. Dave & I were not down on days 17 &18. On day 19, all available hands traveled to Eugene for the progress conference at South Hills Rehab. Highlights on day 17 must have been the shower. Evelyn finally felt well enoughContinue reading “Mom’s Heart: Day 17-19”

Mom’s Heart: Day 16

Lee’s Escape! On Friday Lee was talking about heading coastal. He gave me a call Saturday morning letting me know he had made it. Like a good soldier, he made his stop by Evelyn’s room to receive  marching instructions before heading out-of-town. The weather couldn’t have been better for his journey. Another beautiful fall day.Continue reading “Mom’s Heart: Day 16”

Mom’s Heart: Day 13 & 14

Well, day 13 certainly was interesting. I just got off the phone with Lee (and that would be his new cell phone) finding how yesterday went. Apparently he had an altercation with an 18 wheeler on I-5. It was coming onto I-5 and merged over to the far lane, which was occupied by my dad’sContinue reading “Mom’s Heart: Day 13 & 14”

Mom’s Heart: Day 12

The big word today was WALKING! Evelyn experienced a more restful night. With all that rest and new found energy, the physical therapist put her to work. She had two walking sessions in the morning, learning the finer points of getting one’s body up to standing position without the use of upper body strength! Then,Continue reading “Mom’s Heart: Day 12”

Mom’s Heart: Day 11

Positive! On Day 11 she made a big shift to the Cardiac floor! Hurray! The new room has a west-facing window with lots of light, great for watching the sunset. Heart arrhythmia finally settled out on Day 10 and the Cardizem taken away. Hallucinations continue, but those could go on for another 6 weeks orContinue reading “Mom’s Heart: Day 11”

Mom’s Heart: Day 9

Large positive changes today! Lee’s first comment on our morning phone call was “She has good color today”. Not bad coming from him. Mornings are not her strong suit. She had another bad night, but not as bad. Dr Ameen (Amean?) had a brief chance to talk with Kim on her first visit. He statedContinue reading “Mom’s Heart: Day 9”

Mom’s Heart: Day 8

Actually I’m sitting at home on day 9, wondering what will be in store for today. Looking back on day 8, I can see more baby steps forward. On the downside:  Kim and Lee received the 2am call from the frantic mother wanting to go home. She yanked out tubes yet again, tried numerous timesContinue reading “Mom’s Heart: Day 8”