Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Cautiously Optimistic

That's where we're at at this point. Maya's Granny is feeling more herself, and is starting to want some control over her own life, which is a big step in the right direction. The healthy MG HATES the idea of being out of control like that, and wants to be reasonably able to determine what is going to happen, and when. So, she knows that she isn't going to get any better if she doesn't eat. So she's asking for what she wants, and is able to get some of it down. I'm not sure if she is enjoying it, but at least she's eating. She wants to get up and walk, but the spasm in her back and leg (sciatica, we think) is getting in her way. A few days ago, that was a reason not to try. Now, it's an obstacle which she wants to overcome.

So...I'm not sure if she's physically healthier or not, but mentally she's coming along. She's motivated again, and wanting to get better. She's taking advantage of the resources that they have at the assisted living facility. All of which is good.

I've thought the struggle was over before, thought the worst was behind us before, only to have a relapse. So I'm cautiously optimistic. Hoping things will be better now. Feeling like they have to be.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so relieved to hear that she's eating and hope she continues to feel better and better every day. Please give her a hug for me. Sandy

Anvilcloud said...

News of progress is good to hear. Pass on my best wishes please.

kenju said...

Thanks for the update. I am happy to know that she is eating a little. The sciatica will perhaps get better if she walks a little. Being trapped in bed does nothing for it, in my experience.

moe lauher said...

We are praying for Maya's Granny who has been always been such a "good read" for me.

Chancy said...

Glad the news from MG is better today.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Thanks Julie.....we're cautiously optimistic right along with you sweetie....it does sound better.

Uncivil said...

I'm gonna be really optimistic! Eat, drink and think of all the folks wishing your recovery MG. Yeah....do it for us!
Hugs!

GirlGriot said...

Thanks for keeping us in the loop, Julie. I'm glad MG is eating a little. I hope she's soon able to eat a little more, able to get up and walk a bit.

I so appreciate your updates.
--Stacie

Anonymous said...

Hooray ! some good news. Postie from Scotland on its way.

Daisy said...

Yes, my best wishes to MG also! ((hugs and kisses))

Whey protein powder, easily added to virtually everything, is a great idea for people who find it difficult to eat. Cheap at health food stores, Whole Foods or GNC. High-protein smoothies (add fruit, juice, yogurt, whatever) can be sipped all day long.

Good luck! :)