Thursday, December 22, 2005

Wishing you happier holidays than mine

Expect the quiet of a midnight snowfall around this blog for awhile. Not only am I away from home, but things are not well. On Monday morning my 75-year-old mother suffered a heart attack heart failure and Boyfriend and I hopped in the car two days earlier than planned and drove straight to the Old Homestead, stopping only to catch a little safety-necessary sleep on the long trip. The good news right now is that she seems to be getting stronger and better each day, but there's still a long row to hoe.

Here's wishing everyone out there a much, much happier and healthier holiday season than mine.

PS -- And if I know you IRL and I recently e-mailed your for your snail mail address, those holiday cards I meant to mail to y'all are probably going to end up New Year's cards, since they're in Rust Belt City and I'm in Cowtown.

UPDATE: Thanks to all of you who have posted your warm wishes for my mother's health. I thought you might want to know that she is continuing to improve. Two days ago they took her off the respirator and the sedatives, and she is alert and talking in between a lot of napping. The physical therapist has also gotten her out of bed and into a chair once a day in the last two days, but she's still very weak and can't do that on her own. She'll continue to be in the ICU at least through Christmas, but she gets a little better each day. Here's hoping that continues to be the case.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you and your family, Dr. V. I hope that things continue to get better.
GD
PS My card arrived today--great picture! Congratulations!

The Bailiff said...

Wishing you all the best. I will be keeping you and your mom warm and close in my thoughts!

George said...

Sending your mother good thoughts, Dr. V.

La Lecturess said...

I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts. I hope your mother continues to make a steady recovery.

New Kid on the Hallway said...

Oh, no, I'm so sorry, Dr. V! I too hope that your mom continues to improve and that the New Year looks much better than Xmas.

What Now? said...

Dr. V, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's ill health. I hope that the new year is a time of healing for her.

Ancrene Wiseass said...

Oh no! I'm glad to hear your Mom is feeling better and hope that trend continues.

Will keep you all in my thoughts.

HeoCwaeth said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, Dr. V. Hope she recovers quickly and well.

Another Damned Medievalist said...

Sorry about your grandmother, Dr V. Hope things go much better for her and you.