Saturday, September 5, 2009

Nursing: Not My Calling

Some of you know that my Mom has had some surgery this last week. Now my Mom is almost 80 years old, has had one hip and both knees replaced, so she is one tough lady. She had her gall bladder removed and a resection of her colon due to a HUGE polyp removal. The gall bladder surgery was easily done laproscopically (sp?), but the colon resection was too low and she had to be opened up for that surgery. All went amazingly well, she did not have to have an ostomy bag, and the polyp was biopsied and is NOT malignant. We all are praising the Lord for this, as well as her amazing recovery.

My sister and I have split hospital duties. We each took a night staying with Mom and each took most of a day alone being Mom's advocate, gofer, and walking partner! We let her stay alone last night at her insistence. The nursing we did was minimal, and we both were just a little queasy when the REAL nurse removed a drain tube and some other kind of tubing...ewww! (These had to come out so that she could come home.)

Mom had surgery on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. She came home from the hospital today, Saturday, at 4:00 p.m., just in time to see her beloved Sooners play!

Thanks to all of you who joined with our family to pray for Mom. I will be here for several days until we, the non-nursing sisters, decide Mom is okay to be on her own.

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