It’s been another good day with Mom. We are sitting in her hospital room with her and she is talking a mile a minute.
When we arrived at the hospital today, Dad was sitting next to Mom’s bed, and the two of them were listening to WMBI Radio from Chicago on my computer. They were listening to the live feed of “Songs in the Night.” The program designed for insomniacs in Chicago was bringing peace and calm to mom.
Asking you all to leave mom comments has been the best medicine for her, except for when you all are sleeping:>) She’s continually asking us this morning if there are any new e-mails or comments. We’ve been saying, “Mom, it’s 3:30 in the morning there. No one is awake.” Then 15 minutes later she’ll ask again. She has done this all morning.
Mom has also been enjoying reading her Bible. She had Jenny read her the book of Colossians. Then she read it aloud. Then she wanted to hear it read from the Bible I have on iTunes.
Mom also began physical therapy today. She has spent time sitting in a wheel chair. She has also stood on her feet twice. This is a big part of the recuperative process.
Mom continues to talk nonstop. She is realizing some of the things that she did in ICU were less than appropriate. She can’t believe that she pulled out her own ventilator and feeding tube. She’s enjoying looking out the window at the Seagulls and butterflies. She’s also enjoying the hospital meals.
Thanks again for your prayers! And, please keep those comments coming. After all, Jenny, Dad and I have become Mom’s news bureau.