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Really tired tonight

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Just got home from hospital after 11 tonight. There were twelve of us visiting this evening. My son Ed went with me, Helen's son with colon cancer made a surprise appearance. He checked out of the hospital for the weekend since they have scheduled his surgery for Tuesday. They said he could go home and also visit his mother. Helen has been playing "musical rooms" she was in one room, they switched her to another room and then moved her back to the original room. She has LOTS of visitors and the second room was smaller and had a view of the parking lot and barely enough room to turn around. The original room was much nicer. The nurses kept giving odd reasons for the room change and finally we got a straight answer and were able to move her back to her original room - they NICER rooms are typically used for those people who are expected to live longer and the smaller, less nice rooms for those closer to death and less likely to appreciate the extra space and views. We were really happy to get her back into the nicer room and while not thrilled to basically be told that she is expected to die sooner, rather than later, it didn't come as any great surprise to any of us - we know that the end is probably sooner rather than later, and so we appreciate their trying to shelter us from that reality, but are all very aware of the realities of the situation.

On a more positive note, Helen continues to be upbeat, cheerful, and loves being the center of attention with everyone circling around her. Her two great grandsons (4 & 6) spent the day with her today and they (literally ALL of them including Helen) painted ceramics in the craft room and then the boys made pretty cards for her. She also is not in pain at all so is able to really enjoy the company and phone calls.

Be blessed and bless others by being the wonderful person you are.
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    1641 days ago
    Thinking of you during this difficult time. We all need to count our blessings and appreciate each other daily. Take care.

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    1642 days ago
  • JILL313
    Happy she is back to the larger nicer room as our environment affects how we feel and think. I'm happy that Helen is enjoying being the Center of Attention and has lots of people who obviously love and care about her. and are there for her You're a special Lady and will continue to see and help her as much as possible. I'm glad her sick son was able to visit her today. I hope his surgery is very successful and he will be cured. Take some time to take deep breaths and de-stress as I only can imagine how all this sudden sad change of events regarding your loved Helen has to be affecting you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1643 days ago
    I am glad she got the nicer room back, what an awful policy to have.
    1643 days ago
    So happy Helen has all her family visiting and that she feels well enough to enjoy all the visits.
    1643 days ago
    Glad that Helen is upbeat. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her son. Make sure you take care of you. Sometimes we neglect ourselves and that is not good. Keep Sparking!
    1643 days ago
    So glad they changed rooms back to the nice one. It seems like they would all be nice to encourage the families to come visit as often as possible.

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    1644 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    my prayers are with you
    1644 days ago
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