Finally Up and At Em here – News on Me and on my Mother


Sick Teddy Bear Bandaid Taking TempuratureHi there my loyal readers, I am finally back with you all here after a bought of pneumonia. My first experience with Pneumonia and I hope I never get that sick again. I never imagined how Pneumonia would feel nor that I could hear my own rattle as I soaked my head laying in the tub. When I heard the rattle from my breathing in the tub, it made everything more real for me and I just threw up my hands and said “okay, I surrender, it’s real and when I feel tired (all the time) I will go to bed and not fight it any longer.” As it got worse for 2 days, I also couldn’t imagine that I would feel the lungs filling up and pushing on my rib cage, or at least that is what I imagine the new pain was all about… it felt like someone had gripped the back of my spine from between shoulder blades and down and started just pulling the spine and lungs outward. OUCHIES! Again the only escape since my pain meds didn’t touch that pain, was to soak in a very hot bath tub and then go back to bed again.

I hope that none of you caught that nasty bug that is is going around, for me I called everyone that I knew that had a cough and told them to see their doctor to make sure they were okay. Seems I was the only one that the bug went this far, I blame stress and my autoimmune for this, my first experience, with pneumonia. I am a worry wart and spent a lot of time thinking about my Mother and her becoming paralyzed from the waist down.

A picture of my Mother, pre drastic weight loss and a few years back.
My Mother in better times, on prednisone in the picture, and a few years back.

Speaking of my Mother, two Sundays ago, she moved one leg about 5 inches! Unfortunately she doesn’t have feeling at all, and it hasn’t happened again since. Talking to Mom, she wonders if what they saw as movement could have been that they were moving her upper body and her limp legs just happened to follow and so one looked to move on it’s own. *sigh*

Well, I choose to believe that Mom moved her leg some… I continue my positive thoughts of love, warmth, strength and my prayers for her. I believe in miracles in our modern world and I have witnessed a few in my lifetime… so I am waiting for more miracles for my Mother. More miracles? My Mother is in such a positive mood despite all she’s going through, she has the strength to laugh through it some and the strength of spirit to go ahead and be herself still as she complains about physical therapy still… to me, well… her spirit alone as she goes through this difficult time is a Miracle in it’s self, she’s such a strong woman and I am so proud of her!

A Sample of my Mothers Artwork, she paints in oils, this is her Calligraphy, her own poem and drawing which is painted in watercolors.
A Sample of my Mothers Artwork, she paints in oils, this is her Calligraphy, her own poem and drawing which is painted in watercolors.

Dare I say that some Nurse or someone that is taking care of Mom, possibly a physical therapist told her something terrible… told her she could just stop eating and give up, saying goodbye to what she’s going through! Of course Mom won’t tell me who said it, that does make me mad! I cried and screamed on the phone when Mom told me that… I don’t care who said that to my Mother while she was just so freshly moved to the Life Care Center in Longmont, this was all so new to Mom, and being so new a situation for my Mother to be going though… I had a feeling that my Mother thought about it for a moment or two! I hope this person doesn’t make a habit of this, as a friend said to me, who knows what this person, that said that could be capable of!!!!

Anyway things seem to be doing well, Mom even thinks that she may need some new clothing since she feels she’s putting on weight! Yay, now weighing more than just 71 pounds is great news! 🙂

Me, Mariah forming a Heart with my hands fingers, red nail polish on with white stamped hearts
Me forming the shape of a Heart to send to all my lovely readers… love you all!

Please, keep my Mother in your thoughts and prayers… lets help get a miracle for her legs or just help keep her mood so wonderfully happy and strong!

2 thoughts on “Finally Up and At Em here – News on Me and on my Mother”

  1. Oh no…pneumonia is no fun at all! Glad to hear you are (finally) feeling better! Still praying for your mom, too. I’m happy to hear she’s in good spirits, and that’s great news about moving her leg! You never know with things like this…the swelling from the operation could be pressing on her spinal cord and preventing movement temporarily. Let’s hope! Have a great weekend and do something nice for yourself, Mariah…you deserve it!

    1. Thank you Heather, I am starting to feel more and more like myself each and every day here. I know it when I push myself too hard as I cannot seem to get out of bed (yup, pushed myself too hard too soon yesterday too) and I know to listen to my mother who said to bed early and don’t over do it to me just last night. Speaking of last night… I have more news on Mom, watch for my post later today or I should say this evening. 🙂 Anyway… Heather please keep the prayers coming, I believe in miracles and the prayers are helping! 🙂 That’s all I will say for now!

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