Friday already! I can hardly believe it! Mom and I have had a pretty good week. We went for x-rays yesterday followed by a visit to the Neurosurgeon and all is progressing well. She will go back in another 3 weeks for more x-rays and another visit, and then hopefully that will be the end of it. Meanwhile she is still having to wear the "contraption" as she calls it, and I will be as gleeful as she is to be free of it. Most of the time she just wears the soft neck brace, but whenever she is out or moving around much she needs to wear the bigger gear. And between being on the antibiotics and NOT being on any diabetic medication, she has felt SOO much better this week. We just got back from her regular docs visit and her UTI has cleared completely up, and the doctor said her sugar levels we kept track of for a week off her medication were not too bad, so for now we can just watch and see what happens. She doesn't have to go back for at least a month! YAY! I have been pretty diligent about watching what mom eats, (and I am doing it too!) so that has helped a lot too I think. The doc told me on Mon that I have pre-diabetes, so it has become more important than ever to watch my carbs and of course sugars. I have seemed to follow my mom in most of her health issues. ( getting pregnant REALLY easy haha, gall bladder removal, hysterectomy, breast cancer, high blood pressure, and now possibly diabetes...sigh) Of course I HAD to add on a few of my own as well. My mom has always been tiny...wish I could say the same. But because weight has NEVER been much of an issue at all for my mom, she is not used to having to be careful about what she eats. Oh well, she had 80 years of eating ANYTHING she wanted is the way I look at it, lol. I on the other hand have had to watch what I ate since high school! Her strength is coming back slowly but surely, and so she is starting to get around better too. This has been a LONG HARD couple of months, but I am soo grateful she is doing so much better, and is well on her way now. I thank each and every on of you for yours prayers, and comments and emails of encouragement. I have soo appreciated it.
|NEEDING A TRIM PRETTY BAD HERE! HAHA|
What a storm we are having today! Lightening, thunder, and hail and temps down in the 40's (pretty cold for us Californians)! Thankfully I had just gotten mom in the door at the doc's office when the hail started coming down, so that worked out pretty well. We have another birthday party on Sunday for our sweet Donatella Valentina (our 4 year old Valentine's Day birthday girl) so even more grandkid time coming up soon as well. Lindsey and Jeffie will stay the night with us Sat. night so they can go with us too to the party. I am looking forward to all of it! I am sure I will manage a picture or two, haha. Hope you all had a GOOD week, and have something fun on the horizon for this week-end! Blessings to you all!
And of course I had to add on a cute pic or two of Sam....
|MEL HAS THE SWING IN HIS ROOM STILL THAT SHE USED WHEN HE WAS AN INFANT AND HE IS OBSESSED WITH IT FOR SOME REASON SO SHE PUT HIM IN IT YESTERDAY... I LOVE THE SHEEPISH LOOK ON HIS FACE LIKE HE KNOWS HE'S TOO BIG FOR IT NOW, HAHA|
|JUST CATCHING UP ON HIS READING!|