November 1st! Today I am starting a month of Gratitude posts! I am planning on one a day but will 'forgive' myself if I skip...life is like that sometimes. I was thinking about doing something like this and then read a post from Mary at Ms. Redo who is doing the same thing and that cinched it! So here is Day 1~
Today I am so grateful for my Mom!
As most of you know my Mom has been ill this year and I almost lost her in May when she had heart failure and ended up with a pacemaker. Since then she has been up and down and I've been spending more time here in Texas with her. I want her to move closer to me and it's in the works but her health issues have to stabilize before she will move away from her Dr's.
This past month has been difficult as she has had breathing issues, fatigue, dizzy spells and blurred vision. FINALLY the Dr's have realized she cannot tolerate steroids and are removing all of those from her treatment. Mom has had a really high SED rate (20 is normal and hers has been as high at 82) which indicates inflammation somewhere in her body(thus the steroids). It is now down to about 55 but that is still high. She is starting a new medication and the Rheumatolgist will continue to work to get this under control.
Meanwhile her heart is stabalized and her fluid retention (she has congestive heart failure) is down. She is finally feeling better!
Mom turned 82 on October 18th and I am so thankful I still have her with me!
Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes during this time. I am happy to say that Mom is on the mend and I can breathe a little easier now!