Sunday, December 02, 2007

Just an Update


This particular piece was done a couple of years ago but thought I would post it now with the events of this past week.

My mom decided to have her foot amputated. She really was at peace about it. Thursday, my mom, dad, and sister all met with the Dr. to really have a discussion on mom's options. Yes they could have attempted to save her foot but it would have meant 2 to 4 surgeries in the next few days and no guarantees. Then when they finally did put the new rod and screws in that the screws wouldn't break loose again. Each surgery now and future would also increase the risk of another infection and going higher in her leg. If it went obove the knee because of her age she would not get a prosethesis. Whereas now she could and probably walk better than she has. So she decided on the amputation. She is recovering very well and will probably go to Rehab tomorrow.

My procedure went fine. They did find some palyps which the Dr. does not expect to be cancerous and they can usually pretty much tell on site. He did send one of them to be biopsied just to make sure. He did say to start eating 5 small meals a day rather then 1 or 2 big meals. I tend to skip breakfast and supper just eat lunch. That is difficult for me.

We have been hit by winter! It's been a dreary week but we got hit by the storm Friday and Sat. nights. We woke up to lots of ice this morning. And it's still yucky out there, dark and dreary, rainish. Just not a nice day out there. We told dad not to go see mom tonight as it's so slippery out there. Rather or not he'll listen who knows. Mom would rather he stayed home too.

I am slowly working on Baby Jesus by Stoney Creek. I will post my progress on it in a couple of days. I just haven't had that much time to stitch on the piece with all that's been happening. Until next time Happy Stitching!

10 comments:

Pumpkin said...

That is a lovely piece Barb. I'm SO sorry to hear about your mom but maybe this decision is for the best. I hope that she will heal quickly and that she will get used to this change.

Chiloe said...

I hope everybody will recover quickly! ((((((hugs))))))))

Von said...

Making this decision must have been hard for your parents, Barb, but it does sound like amputation was the best choice. Prayers for a rapid recovery and rehabilitation. Hugs!

Teresa said...

Please tell your mom I am thinking of her.

Take care
Teresa

Marita said...

Lovely stitching.

Praying for a smooth recovery for everyone.

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Barb, I hope your Mom has a quick recovery and that everything works out.

Your stitching is lovely!

Jen said...

I hope everyone is feeling better or will be soon. This is a beautiful piece.

Dani said...

Hope that your mom recovers quickly and that she has less pain than before. That piece very well captures the hope in times of trouble ... quite beautiful.

Stitchingnow said...

That is a lovely pice and you and mom are in my prayers. Hugs

stitcherw said...

What a pretty piece, and a lovely sentiment. I hope your mom continues to do well and her rehab goes quickly and smoothly. What a terribly hard decision to have to make. Glad that you did ok as well. {{hugs}}
Sue