Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Lot to Say in a Little Time . . .

Sorry that I haven't posted in a few days. We've had a lot going on lately, and I just haven't had the time or Internet access to keep you, my wonderful readers (ha ha, I like to pretend as though I had a following, lol!) up-to-date.

First of all, for those of you who don't know, my Mum suffered a very serious brain aneurysm last Saturday. She was riding her bike as usual (she and my dad ride about 25 miles regularly) when a sudden and excruciating headache caused her to fall off her bike. She was rushed to the ER, where they did a MRI for concussions and didn't find anything. On Monday, she went in for an appointment with her doctor for more tests, when she suffered another attack while still in the doctor's office. She was rushed to the hospital, where more catscans, MRI's, and other tests were taken. On Wednesday we got the news that it was most likely an aneurysm, a condition that is often fatal and very serious.

So, on Wednesday we packed up our stuff (including kids - thankfully, we remembered the kids) and headed to the Sunny South. After 16 loooooooooooong hours in the car later, we arrived.

I am so thankful and thrilled to say that Mum was released from the hospital yesterday (or was it the day before? What day is it today?) and is doing fairly well. A few hours after she got home we had a scare when another bad headache hit suddenly, but thankfully it went away after an hour of total quiet and rest. All in all, I privately feel (hmmm, I guess it's not so private, now, is it?) that the scare was a good thing for Mum, since she's the WORST patient when it comes to taking it easy and relaxing. Energizer Bunny, is my Mum. Now she's behaving a bit more sanely, and my threatening to leg-shackle her to the couch isn't really necessary (as much).

Thank you so much for your prayers, and I'll try to keep everyone updated as often as I can. I am so thankful for all the sweet and kind friends who have called and been so encouraging. I hope everyone has a Melekalikimaka - Merry Christmas!

(Ahhhhhhhh, did you know that it's 65 degrees down here? 65! The day before we left the Frigid North, we had a record ice storm and temps of 20 degrees. Needless to say, I'm really suffering down here . . . .)