Tuesday, August 26, 2008
By the way, if you ever forget where to find our blog:
1. Open Google
2. Type in Angelil Adventures
3. Hit your enter key
4. Our site should be the first to appear on the list of links given.
5. Click on that link, which will read, "Angelil Adventures"
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
My sister-in-law, Maribeth, is here from Texas - helped move Levi Walker May into his freshman dorm at J.M.U. (my old stomping grounds) yesterday. She's going to spend 2 days with Mother - to try to motivate her to exercise more.......and to give me a break. I've been at this daily visit routine since March.
p.s. I thought it would be nice to have my nephew nearby but have been advised that the only drawing card will be a home-cooked meal!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
We hear stories about people who were as bad off as Mother who regained strength and got better. This is like a roller coaster - every day, as soon as one problem gets successfully treated, it seems another one shows up. Both her arms and feet/legs have blown IV's so, at Phil's gentle insistence, they're putting in a picc line today. Then they can get her potassium and calcium balanced.
I took Anita to the train station for her return to Ohio and our cousin, Jim Bowman, took Maribeth and Phil to Dulles for their return to Texas. I'm a bit concerned that there might be a backslide because Mother had family hovering over her from early morning till late at night for 11 days.
Friday, August 1, 2008
You may also find this post on Frances May's blog at http://howisfranmay.blogspot.com/
Friday, August 1, 2008 was an indescribable day. None of us slept Thursday night. Phil and Maribeth (his wife) went in at and sat for a while…..Mother was sleeping peacefully. Then they left for him to get a haircut. Meanwhile, Anita arrived about and Mother opened her eyes and asked for Phil. He was still in town (thank heavens for cell phones) and went back to the hospital.
Mother opened her eyes and asked him how he was. He said, “Not so good.” She asked what hurt and he told her his heart hurt. She asked why and he said, “Because you’ve chosen not to live when it doesn’t have to be this way……”
There was a pause and she said, “I’ve changed my mind.”
Maribeth said she wouldn’t have believed it if she hadn’t been there!!!!!!!! They asked if she was willing to take her meds, eat, drink and do her physical therapy. She agreed and drank some ginger ale right away. She was lucid and the change was amazing.
We “pushed” liquids and food (Ensure and pudding) all day. She actually drank 2/3 of a bottle of Ensure – more than she drank all week put together. We got about 8 bites of cream soup in her and more ginger ale.
It’s almost like the dead has risen……..I’m still in shock!!!
Right now I'm afraid to tell people because I don't want to jinx anything. Phil plans to stay another week and that'll make a difference for Mother. Anita and Phil are beat from just a couple of days - gives them a clue what I've been trying to do since April when this all started. Then again, yesterday was the day she had chosen to die and that wiped us all out.
It’s a MIRACLE …what else could it be? Prayer works!!!!!