Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Home Sweet Home

After 3 weeks and 1 day in the hospital

my mother was able to go home.
We are thankful - I am not sure she could have stood another day.

I ask - why do they make hospital rooms such depressing colors?
Her room was a cool gray on the bottom with a gray and mauve print on the top.
I myself found it depressing, just the short amount of time I spent in the room.
On Sunday I took her one of my Fresh Squeezed quilts.

I must say it did help to brighten up the room.
#379 Cutup

I would like to thank all of you for your comments, kind words, emails and cards during these past weeks.

To show my appreciation for your kindness, I put all of the comments, emails and card senders names in a bowl and drew 3 winners - although you are ALL winners.

The winners are:
Crafty Mama - Frolic Layer Cake™
Anne O - Frolic Turnover™
Jenny - Frolic Jelly Roll™

Will the winners please email me your addresses so I can send you your prize.

Be thankful for your home sweet home.

From my heart,

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Shock Followed By Tiny Celebrations

We received a shocking phone call a week ago Tuesday.

My 81 year old mother was diagnosed with colon cancer.

The first hurdle we had to cross was a CT scan to see if the cancer had spread to her liver or lungs.
It has not. Tiny celebration.

Surgery was then scheduled for last Friday to remove the tumor. All went well. Tiny celebration.
Next hurdle was waiting for the pathology report on whether the cancer had penetrated the colon wall or invaded the lymph nodes. We found out yesterday that it had not. Tiny celebration.
Now we are in the healing process. The intestines go into "sleep mode" when they are traumatized such as a reconnect surgery would do.
Hopefully things will start working again soon.

Once that happens and Mom is home and doing well we will have a BIG celebration.

Thanks to everyone for your thoughts, prayer and emails.
Please continue to pray for my mother - Millie.
From my Heart,