Friday, December 24, 2010

Full Circle

Well, that's what I've come.
I'm sitting here in my mother's hospital room, watching her sleep like a baby.  A week, pathetic looking, yet beautiful woman.  I've been here all night with her.
I guess when I say "I've come full circle" I mean that well, Mom took care of me, and now I get to take care of her....and then the circle goes on and on and on.  I can only hope that my kids will be there for me when I need them like mom needs us. (and by the way, I have no doubt they will)
What happened yesterday?
Well, every time I spoke with Sister yesterday morning Mom was just so upset.  It was horrible.  I was on my way to Birmingham and talking with Sister at the same time and I could just hear mother yelling in pain.  Heartbreaking.
Anyway, when I got here, all I could think about is how I couldn't leave to go back home for Christmas. There was just no way. So, W and I questioned the kids and we all agreed to just do Christmas here.
What happened????
Well we were faced with three scenarios from which we could choose.
None of them great by the way.
We chose to put in a temporary hip that has a metal ball and the cement used has an antibiotic.  The only problem?  We still have MRSA and a secondary infection...and this just adds one more entity to the mix.
(if any of you are doctors out there, forgive me if I have gotten this totally wrong).....(it's 4:45 a.m.)
She got through the surgery fine and is now in the Progressive Care Unit.  She is being tended to like crazy.  Awesome unit with amazing nurses!
What is really sweet?  Rubbing her head when she is agitated and saying shuuuuu like I did my babies.  It amazingly calms her down.   I guess I really have come full circle.
Let me leave you with this.
"Lord Jesus Christ, You chose to share our human nature, to redeem all people, and to heal the sick.  I beg You to look with compassion on Your humble servant, support her with Your power, comfort her with Your protection, and give her the strength needed to fight this infection.  Since You have given, a share in Your own passion, help her us to find hope in her suffering for you, Jesus."

You guys have a wonderful day y'all! OH, it's Christmas Eve!!! (I forgot!)


  1. I am praying for you. You are doing a wonderful job taking care of you Mom. Hope is in my heart.

  2. Kendall --I had no idea how serious your Mom's illness was. Please know that we will continue to lift her and your family up in prayer. You are a dear caregiver to her. This is a favorite verse of mine that I wanted share with you--"For nothing is impossible with God" Luke 1:37 Please know that He is right by her side.

    Give our love and hugs to your sweet family this Christmas!
    Love, Michele

  3. Prayers, prayers, prayers....I'll get the Mama Mafia on it.......