Last week I spent a little time with my mom. It’s been kind of a rough summer for her and I hate that.
In July we helped her move from her house in the retirement community to a two bedroom apartment in “The Big House”. The move went well and I was able to be there for a week to help get her settled.
In August she gave us a bit of a scare when she ended up in the hospital. The diagnosis came back that she has some pesky ulcers that were bleeding and causing issues. A brief hospital stay and she came back home and again I was able to spend some time with her. I am so grateful that I am able to go when she needs me.
The problem is that this latest issue has delayed a much needed look at surgery to help with her mobility. Her osteoarthritis has caused a lot of issues and she has pain most of the time. But until she gets her hemoglobin levels up and is stronger she is at risk for any kind of surgery so we wait.
Waiting is not an easy thing when you are almost 87 years old and thought that a move to an apartment would make your life better. Right now she feels a bit disappointed and sad so I decided to take her to a park to give her a bit of a change of scenery.
It always makes me feel so much better when I get outside and enjoy some of God’s creation. I thought it might help her as well.
So off we set to Silver Park in Alliance where we found a bench and a whole lot of ducks.
It did the trick and I think we both really enjoyed the time outside.
Sometimes a change of scenery is just what the doctor orders.
On the way home we stopped to check out the hay bale creations at Brunners Farm Market between Alliance and Sebring. How cute are these?
I did not take away her pain or solve any world problems but for a short time we focused on something other than doctors and not feeling good and that was a good thing.
I cherish the time with my mom and am so blessed that I am still able to spend time with her. And for that I am very thankful.
Another update on our sweet Carlton as well. He moved to a new facility this past weekend in Ada. He is now in the same town as Chris’s sister and visiting will be so much easier for everyone. We are praying for a smooth transition and quick adjustment. We are so thankful that he got accepted into this brand new facility.
Tell me — what are you thankful today?