Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Things Are Looking Better...

Thanks for the words of encouragement and for the prayers for Lou. It was quite a struggle but Lou is getting better. She knows who we are again and was doing the things that Lou typically does when she is feeling better: complain that she wants to go home and then whine about wanting diet Pepsi. I think she realizes how close she came to buying the farm this time so she appreciates what is going on now. She was discharged from the hospital and is now in a physical rehab place and so the work begins. She hates these places but at least now she understands why she is there. She had no recollection whatsoever about what happened that put her in the hospital in the first place. In some respects, I guess that's a good thing. But when we told her how bad it was, she got a little shook up. But I think that helped her realize how serious this is. And that no one is trying to "stick her in a home". That the reason she is in the hospital and in physical rehab is to get her home. But it's going to be a long road back. I reminded her of how much she has to live for... of all the good things that are going to be happening soon. The pending arrival of my nephew and his wife's baby next month. Stuff like that. That made her tear up but I reminded her that she needed to be happy because a positive attitude will get her much farther than tears of frustration. I understand that she doesn't want to be there. Heck, I don't blame her for feeling that way. But like a preacher I listen to says: "The only way out is through..." She knows that she has to go through the rehab. Nothing is going to change that. So I hope and pray that her attitude holds up in a positive direction and that she can make it home soon.

4 comments:

madcobug said...

Sending prayers that Lou can soon be back home. Prayers for all the family also. Helen

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Hard work, but the payoff is worth it.

Carolyn said...

Hey Mik- I'm glad Lou is up to getting better and home again, hopefully it WILL give her encouragement to keep doing what she NEEDS to do. I will always keep you all in my prayers! It blesses me to see how close you all are, and how you care so much for each other, how much you support and encourage, and even rile each other, just to keep on going! God Bless you Mik!

ADB said...

I'm very pleased Lou is on the way back up, Mik.