My home is not a place, it is people.
Published on December 3, 2006 By Cordelia In Home & Family

It's been over 30 days since my mother had her brain aneurysm. Apparently if one can survive 30 days, then they are no longer in danger. Of course we all know that's a bit of a fallacy - we're all in danger all the time, but it would seem that if you can go 30 days without having the aneurysm...re-...what? Reburst? (Sorry if that's graphic) then you simply won't have another one.

So she's had all of the various tubes and drains and shunts and needles removed, and even the tracheotomy is gone at this point. She can speak and is even moving her right side somewhat. She still floats in and out of alertness, but that is to be expected at this point.

Recently she was moved to a Long Term Acute Care facility, but they are going to move her again as she no longer needs "acute" care. Yay! So her recovery proceeds apace. The question that is left for me now is...what will I get my parents for Christmas? I think some kitchen utensils just don't hold a candle to the gift of life.


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on Dec 03, 2006
The question that is left for me now is...what will I get my parents for Christmas? I think some kitchen utensils just don't hold a candle to the gift of life.


So true. And I'm glad things are looking up, especially at this time of year.
on Dec 03, 2006
Glad to hear she is doing better.

God Bless you and your family.
on Dec 04, 2006
Great news for your mother and family!  And yes, it is rather humbling.  The gift of life is the ultimate one.
on Dec 04, 2006
Kristin, I am so glad to hear your mom is doing better. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers for her recovery.
on Dec 04, 2006
What a scary ordeal to go through with your mom.  I'm so relieved to hear her progress!  Thank goodness you have the opportunity to worry about what to get her for Christmas.
on Dec 04, 2006

Thank you all for your kind words here and throughout this process. It's been very scary, and it's nice to have a place like JU to come and talk and to hear encouraging words in return.

Thank goodness you have the opportunity to worry about what to get her for Christmas.

Truer words were never spoken, Jill!

on Dec 04, 2006
I'm so happy to hear the good news Cordelia! I wish her continued good health and recovery!
on Dec 05, 2006
Thanks very much FS!
on Dec 06, 2006
Cordelia, I am really glad to hear your mom is doing so well, bless her. I will keep her in my prayers for further good health.
on Dec 06, 2006
Cordelia, I am pleased to hear she has made it through this very difficult period.
on Dec 08, 2006
I'm so glad to hear she gets better and better. You are in my thoughts every day.
on Dec 08, 2006
Thank you Jennifer1, Blue Dev and JQ. I appreciate your good thoughts.
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