Tuesday, July 19, 2011
In the eye of the beholder
What a time it has been. Over the last 3 weeks, my mother has gone to the hospital after passing out, with bleeding ulcers, I traveled from Humble to Shreveport quickly to take care of her, I developed foot drop the 3rd day I was with her, the neurologist is stumped, the orthopedic surgeon found more to operate on (disc degeneration in spine), many tests later an auto immune disorder has shown up, I had an infusion in my spine for pain, my ulcer has decided to act up, and I will see a rheumatologist to see the verdict on the autoimmune. Mom and I are both going to PT because of my foot and her back. I can't drive and am stranded in Shreveport. I will have been here 4 weeks, in 2 days. Taken from another perspective...my mother is getting stronger and her ulcers seem to be healing, I had a safe journey to Shreveport with a good friend of mine following to make sure we were OK, I can walk in spite of the foot drop, the neurologist tested everything and I do have a brain (!), I was able to get an infusion and it helped the pain, and, most importantly, I have been able to spend quality time with my mom and monitor her progress. God is so good.