Just a quick update to let you know that Mama said she had a better day today than yesterday. She is still uncomfortable, and would really like to come home to a recliner and the familiar things, but the hospital isn’t backing down on letting her come home any time soon. They did an ultrasound today of her kidneys and bladder and she has a kidney stone. It is small, and they don’t think it is obstructing anything, but I wonder if that is what is causing the pain. They are planning to do a CAT scan for further diagnostic purposes. She is so “weak” she says and the slightest exertion makes her feel exhausted. Deborah says that we need to insist on some physical therapy. As of now, she is pretty much just in her bed and that worries Deborah. I guess we will see what they have to say about that on Monday morning.
We had a funeral today, and I had a house full of company tonight, so I didn’t get in to the hospital until after nine. I was there until eleven, and I do feel like Mama is coming along, but there continues to be bumps in the road. Out of the blue tonight she said, “I wonder how Grandpa and Grandma (her parents) are doing.” I must have looked surprised and worried because she hastened to add, “I mean, up there. I wonder how they are getting along Up There.”
I said, “Well, Mama, you know they are getting along just fine. No trouble up there!”
“Well, yes, I guess that’s right.” she said a bit pensively. I decided not to pursue that line of thought right then. (But the sudden comment left me a little uneasy, to say the least.)
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. It helps to “smooth the rugged road!”