Thursday, February 28, 2008

Blogging from ICU

Mom is doing better today than anyone expected, which just goes to prove that she's strong and determined, even when knocked out cold. They woke her up for just a few minutes today, and she was breathing on her own for a bit, so they feel confident that they will be able to remove the breathing tube in a day or two. I've been in here, talking to her and rubbing lotion on her wintery feet, and I think she can hear me. She opens her eyes once in awhile. I know she's not completely awake, as they said they don't like to do that with the tube down her throat, and I'm sure she won't remember that I was here, but I also think she knows I'm here now, and that's a good thing. She and I are both doing SO much better today. Thank you all for your good wishes and prayers. They have helped a lot.

~J

7 comments:

Uncivil said...

I'm so glad I stopped by here tonight! That's great J. She'll remember!

Deja Pseu said...

That's great news! Thanks again for keeping us updated.

Betty said...

Oh, I'm so glad she's better, and you are not as worried. Have a safe trip home, and try to keep us posted, if you can.

geogrrl said...

Told ya! Glad to hear she's doing so well. Your thoughtfulness in keeping us all updated is much appreciated.

kenju said...

How nice it is to hear that she's doing well. I wouldn't want to be awake if I had a tube either. I know she knows you're there and it is a great comfort to her.

lilalia said...

How encouraging. I hope there will be someone there now that you are on your way home to massage her feet again. Please do let us know when she is breathing on her own. It is definitely a good sign that she is doing is some now even though she is still so drugged.

Joy Des Jardins said...

What good news Julie. Oh sweetie...you know there's NO DOUBT that she can hear you. So glad you've been able to be there for as long as you have. So good for your mom....but for you too. You're in my thoughts.....stay well and safe....