I want to thank each and every one of you for all the prayers, messages and kind words the past few days. Words can't express how much I appreciate it and so does my mom. I know I'm missing some wonderful posts and that I'll never catch up. I just wanted to let you know that my mom is doing well, although she would like it all to move a little faster. She wants to go home! She has progressed to sitting in a chair for a couple of hours the past two days and as of lunch today, she can eat whatever she wants. Why is it that they give someone who hasn't eaten in days Swedish Meatballs, noodles, green beans and lemon pie for their first solid food? Needless to say, my dad ate it and we got mom a strawberry smoothie. She will more than likely move from ICU to a regular room tomorrow. She's still pretty swollen and weak, so the main thing now is to get her strong enough to get back to walking so she can go home. They started her doing some exercises today that will help with that.
My sister and her husband got here on Wednesday and we've been taking turns spending the night at the hospital. Dad has actually been convinced to go home and sleep as long as one of us is sitting with mom. She has difficult days ahead of her, but she is determined. The doctors are simply amazed at what a fighter she is and what she survived. I'm really tired, but that's okay...it is worth it. I will be back blogging as soon as I can stay awake or get my brain to work. Thanks for sticking with me until then.