things have been nuts for the past 3 weeks . . . and they are not going well . . .
Mom had her surgery for the colostomy on Oct. 13 . . . on Oct. 15 she began to have kidney failure and they did a procedure to put in tubes . . . on Oct. 16 she had a small heart attack . . .
On Oct. 17 she began to slowly improve . . . very slowly . . . that Friday and Saturday she had 2 great days and they were beginning to think she was turning the corner . . . Sunday a.m. she was doing even better . . . I talked with her and the nurse . . . and then left home to head in to see her . . .
10 minutes into the trip I got a call from the hospital that she had just had a stroke . . . I called everyone and we all went in . . . they did a CAT scan and found a blood clot on her brain . . . also paralyzed on her right side and unable to speak . . . so they went in to try to remove it but they were unable to do so . . . the doctor said he was able to break it up somewhat and now they are hoping the body will take over and continue to break it up . . .
over the last few days she seems to be slowly improving . . . she has a little movement on her right side now . . . but still cannot talk . . . although she is trying very very hard . . .
it is just so so sad . . . she has always been so vibrant . . . nobody ever guessed her age to be 81 . . . she lived alone . . . took care of herself . . . drove wherever she wanted to go . . . just an amazing woman . . .
now to watch her trying to communicate . . . and being so frustrated . . . it just breaks my heart . . .
it seems it's just been one thing after another . . . the surgery for the colostomy went great . . . and there was no reason she shouldn't have recovered just fine . . . but I guess her 81 year old body thinks otherwise . . .
they are hoping to have her moved to a rehab facility within the next week . . . we're hopeful they will be able to help her to recover and regain what she has lost . . .
please keep praying for a good recovery . . . and thank you all so much . . .