Monday, January 14, 2008

EXHALE!

I've been holding my breath since last Sunday, the 6th, when Amanda's husband called to tell me of their accident. Today I exhaled. I spent time with Amanda in ICU and she is mouthing words a mile a minute (she just woke up yesterday) but you have to be able to lip read because of the trach you can't hear anything! So we figured out she wanted to know where one of her son's was..............we figured out she wanted to go home..................and that she wanted a sandwich!!! Can you believe that? She is a spunky woman who doesn't put up with much and as far as patience, well let's just put it this way..............Amanda has the energy of a hummingbird and moves at that pace. She was in a chair today! Now remember, this woman was unconscious until 2 days ago...........Marvelous, amazing, miraculous - thank goodness for your prayers and thank goodness for Hermann Hospital's Trauma center.
So now, I can hardly wait for her to get into a room so I can stay with her - we all jokingly- out of earshot of Amanda- were talking about who would have what shift...........cause we KNOW she is not going to be a good patient............she's never been sick. BUT it was all jokingly because we are so darn happy that she is on the mend.
Happy Days!.
Tomorrow I'm going to take her 93 year old mother, Ruth to lunch, that is if she can fit me in around her bridge game. Great genes huh?
THANKS EVERYONE for all of your great comments and reassurance - it means a lot!

4 comments:

Billie said...

Oh, such wonderful news. How about the grandchildren.

Gypsy Girl said...

Hurray for Amanda!! her mom is 93!! Well, God bless her, too. Pryaing that Amanda recovers and lives at least that long.
GG

Gypsy Girl said...

I just came across this saying and thought of you and Amanda
“Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.”
~ Gandhi

Brenda said...

Hope everyone recovers quickly.