Saturday, December 29, 2012


This will be just a brief update as I am about to head out to run a couple of quick errands, and then will be heading up to the hospital.

Mom's surgery went well, HOWEVER, he did have to go in through both the front of her neck and the back.  The brake itself was worse than he anticipated, and her bones were just too soft to not require the extra bracing.  Surgery took almost 4 hours which seemed like a REALLY long time.  3 hours later she still was not out of recovery so my sister and I were able to go into the recovery room to see her and she was just soooo out of it again.  Not totally unexpected of course, but I just HATE that.  I stayed with her for about a half hour and then left as not only had I been there for over 8 hours, but so that my other sister could go in for a while.  I was really glad I got to be with her for a couple of hours before she went in as she was herself, though of course very anxious.  We were able to pray together and she seemed ready for whatever might come.  This morning I talked to my sister who went down early to be with mom and she is STILL REALLY out of it.  They have ordered a brain scan test to see what else "might" be going on.  I have a feeling this might be a long, long ordeal.  Poor mom.  I am sooo grateful she has had such caring, sensitive nurses, and her doctors have been so skilled and good.

Melody has doctor appointments for both herself and Sam on Wed., so if all is well they will be coming on Thursday, and so "maybe" the following Sat. (the 5th of January) my family will finally gather to celebrate and open presents.  If all goes according to plan however, hubby and I will take down the tree and decorations and store them away.

Thank you so much for all the comments, emails, prayers and encouragement from you all.  I appreciate it more than you could know.  I am doing LOTS better.  A little sleep helps soo much, and a God who has so many ways of bringing comfort and strength is unbeatable.  Hope you all are enjoying your week-end!


  1. I saw your post on Facebook and just came to read all your updates. I'm so sorry your mom has fallen and had to have surgery. I will keep her and your family in my prayers.

  2. Thanks for the update Deb. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

    Blessings and love,

  3. Praying...I'm so glad that your mother was able to settle after prayer...keep on praying and trusting and knowing that God is in control. Much love...praying for Christmas to arrive, too!

  4. Your family remains in my thoughts and prayers, thanks for the update

  5. I will continue to keep your Mom in my prayers, as well as all of you. Keep yourself well taken care of Debbie!!!
    xo Kris

  6. So glad to read this report and so glad that you are feeling better. A good night's rest really does help our outlook and of course, our rest in the Lord really helps.

    I so hope that everything will work for your family gathering next weekend.

    Sure hoping that they do not find any other issues concerning your Mom. Hugs!

  7. Debbie
    I've not read any post for a couple of days and now I discover you've had a major ordeal.
    I'll pray now for your Mothers quick and full recovery.
    I'm so sorry...

  8. Thanks for the update and will continue to pray. Christmas at anytime is still wonderful...just being with each other is what counts, not the day.

  9. Thanks for the update ... and am still praying for your mom's recovery, for your peace of mind, and for your family to be able to get together as planned. {{{hug}}} Wishing you a blessed 2013.

  10. We are away from home visiting our daughter and I am just scrolling through my blog friends... thank you for the update on your mom.

    Sending wishes for a New Year filled with blessings!


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