What a BIG day for mom, she was up in the night wanting to get ready for church but when Joan explained it was much too early she fell back asleep and didn't wake up until Ruth came at 7:00 am. Ruth relieved Joan and got mom ready for her first day back at church. She wore the outfit she had purchased for the wedding of Sarah Munther, her great niece. Spark and Rhonda drove her to church. Joan was there to help unload and stand with mom until I got there. Many many people wanted to welcome her back.
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Ruth and I took the rails off the hospital bed this morning once mom was out of the bed and moved them into the living room. When Karin and Mark came we moved the rest of the bed and got it set back up again. There were a few reasons it didn't work out in the bedroom but the main reason was mom wanted to be back in the living room, that is where all the action is with people coming and going and she loves the company. She really is planning on going to church tomorrow so Ruth decided they must do a trial run into Hanna City to see Matt and Anni's new house. Matt was busy working on the roof. We have a plan for tomorrow. Joan picked up the temporary license plate yesterday and I put it on the van today. Beth and John came over and of course Ruth put John right to work. She wanted John to follow with the wheel chair just in case mom needed help.
Friday, October 29, 2021
More rain most of today. I left the house at 6:30 am to take care of the weanlings before heading over to see how mom's night went. She slept all night and the only drugs given were two Tylenal pm. This alone was a huge step in the right direction but later in the morning came another BIG step toward healing and independence. Ruth had the idea to have mom use the bed rail for support and she took her first steps since the brain bleed. I started the laundry then left for Sam's club to pick up Halloween candy along with chicken pot pie and bbq ribs. On the way home I stopped at Kroger to pick mom up a loaf of dark rye bread. At home the pie was put in the oven and the laundry machines changed then it was time to work on mailing out the registry papers. Those papers came in yesterday's mail but I didn't get them until yesterday evening. Three of the buyers had already picked up their weanling so those 3 needed to have the registration papers mailed out today. I had to stop at Diane's office to pick up envelopes big enough to hold them then to the post office to get them mailed out. When I got back to the house there was only 16 minutes to wait for the pie to be done. The laundry machines were changed and as soon as the chicken pot pie was finished it was taken over to mom's for lunch. Karin and Ruth had kept mom working pretty hard this morning so after lunch she had a rest before starting the afternoon therapy. This time they had her try to walk with the walker down her hallway. She really IS getting better.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
More RAIN which we really didn't need. I ran up to the barn first thing this morning to check on the 2 weanlings brought in yesterday and was disappointed to see they had not eaten their grain. I tried to encourage them to eat but didn't have much time as I needed to be at mom's before 7:00 am. Mom had a good night sleeping pretty much all night. When she woke up she said, "good morning, I'm going to get up, go to my room and get dressed." When I explained I would need to help her she stated, "you are making me an emotional cripple by not letting me do things myself." It took her a few minutes to realize she still can't walk. She feels good and doesn't remember each morning that her left side isn't working well yet. Although she IS making progress. and this morning ate her entire breakfast. Karin came to help mom get a shower and teach me more about the stand pivot transfer. I wasn't doing that quite right but after today feel better about those transfers. So very thankful we have experienced help in this family. Below is after a strenuous workout.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
We went to bed so early last night that we were both up at 4:00 am waiting for morning. After checking in with Joan and Ruth I grabbed a couple halters and lead ropes, some grain in a bucket and headed out to Middle Grove with the truck and trailer. That trip usually takes just under a half an hour but there was a big oversized semi stuck on 116 for about 20 minutes just outside of Farmington and when it finally got going again of course it was going the very same direction and only moving around 30 mph. The trip to Middle grove took almost an hour arriving there after 8:00 am. Thankfully the herd was in sight and I didn't have a huge amount of hiking. They were all spread out on the hillside grazing. I just took a couple pictures before grabbing the halter and hiking.