Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My Mama



This is a picture of my wonderful mama and myself in 1957. She is now in the hospital after a hip replacement on Monday. She stepped off a stool in Aug '07 and cracked the hip and they repaired with screws. The hip ball has died and she has been in terrible pain. She did well in surgery but since then has been awful. She was given morphine and because of low blood count, it has been too potent. They were hardly able to rouse her last evening and early today could not even swallow. Today, she was given no pain meds, trying to allow the morphine to wear off before giving a different pain medicine. She has had a very difficult day as have all of us who have tried to help her. We just bend over her bed and try to hold her, telling her that we love her, that she must try to stop moving her legs (her back is hurting so badly now and she needs relief there), that she can't turn over, that she can't keep pulling off the monitor equipment, that this pain won't last, that she should try to relax, to please try to stop crying, that we really aren't trying to hurt her, that she is doing a good job... She sometimes will ease and then we just have to laugh at the things she says under the influence of the morphine - nothing mean, just out of character for her. They finally did let her have a Tylenol and I think that helped a little. My daughter is with her tonight and is prepared for a long night. I will go again tomorrow for probably a long stay. I am praying they will be able to ease her pain tomorrow with new med and that she will have her own judgement/self back. She will work hard to recover if so. Thank you for praying for her. She couldn't have been a better mother for her two little girls.
This picture of Daddy and Mama was taken in January. 85 and 83 years old

7 comments:

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Oh what a sweet, sweet plea from a precious daughter for her dear mamma. She's absolutely beautiful and I look forward to seeing pictures of her when she regains her sparkle.

For now . . .

Dear Father I pray for comfort for all involved. Once I sat by the bedside of my dear son and watched him writhe in pain I could not control. Only you, Father, have the touch. I pray you heal this hip and restore the body to pain-free life. It is in your hands, dear Lord. Touch this family and comfort them as they provide what comfort they can.
In your son's precious name ~~ Amen.

Sit-N-Chat said...

Thank you so much, Debbie. God bless your day.

Jennifer

debbie said...

DEAR JENNIFER,
WHAT BEAUTIFUL PARENTS AND A BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER TO SO LOVINGLY TAKE CARE OF HER MOTHER.
WITH ANY SURGERY THERE CAN BE CONFUSION BUT ESPECIALLY WITH YOUR MOTHERS' AGE THE MORPHINE AS YOU FOUND OUT CAN PLAY HAVOC...YOU CAN EVEN FORGET TO BREATHE.
I JUST LIFT YOU AND YOUR MOTHER UP TO GOD'S THRONE ROOM OF MERCY AND GRACE AND THANK YOU LORD FOR TAKING ALL PAIN AWAY AND HEALING TO FLOW THROUGH HER BODY AND WE GIVE YOU LORD JESUS ALL THE GLORY....AMEN
debbie

FancyHorse said...

She still has the same sweet smile that she did in 1957. I am glad to hear in today's post that she is doing better, and ready to start therapy. That will be difficult, too, but she can do it. She has the love and support of her wonderful family. I will still keep her, and you, in my prayers.

Ruth MacC said...

It's lovely to see you have such nice, caring blog friends. I am glad that things are improving. So very glad.


May God continue to bless you and strenghten you. Isn't it wonderful your parents have each other?

char72 said...

Oh, I so feel for your mother and you too seeing her in such pain. I love the picture of you and her when you were a little girl. She was a beautiful lady and you were such a darling little girl. I'm praying for her and you as well.
Charlotte
I like your music too. The song from Oklahoma was my favorite back in the 50s when the movie came out.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Just looking at the picture of your wonderful parents, does bring tears to my eyes. I lost my mom a few years ago, and I adored her in everyway. My dad is alive and don't see much of him, because of the long distance. He remarried, and that was very hard for me to except. In my mind I could only see my mom with him. Anyways, I pray for your mom for a quick healing. Bless her soul!