Yep, I said it. Today was a good day. I spent the afternoon with mom and she was in the best state I’ve seen in awhile. When I got there, she was up, sitting at the table eating. She’d had a few crackers, some grapes, and two glasses of juice. Earlier, half a piece of toast and part of a banana. PLUS, two Ensures.
Both docs blessed d/c’ing the blood pressure meds and the beta blocker, so there should be a notable improvement in her bp. They’ll monitor it daily just in case it does shoot up higher than it should be. I doubt that will be the case, but I’ve been wrong a million times before.
If I recall correctly, she had lorazepam twice yesterday – it was a pretty bad day. Today she’d had one, and the bad imaginary people she’s been yelling at were apparently replaced by nice imaginary people with whom she was having a jolly good time! SO great seeing her laugh. Sure as hell beats the alternative.
Late this afternoon, she did have a rough spell, but when I left she looked comfortable and was falling asleep in the recliner. It was a fairly busy day for her. Emily came for lunch, then I spent the afternoon, Jess visited, Baby Nico was there, Tim was there for awhile… a lot of commotion, and she did really well.
I was afraid to say it earlier for fear of jinxing us, but I think we are good to go for Chicago. I have to be honest… I am SO looking forward to getting away from everything for a few days. I’m extremely thankful that we can do this!
I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Remember to enjoy every moment and hug the ones you love…