Sunday, 10 June 2018

Another Mom update πŸ’–

May 18th 2018, from my Dad

Five months ago Ulrike was rushed into Cumberland Hospital where she almost died, underwent a tracheotomy and other than a few weeks at home has spent the rest of the time in hospital and Lions Manor.
Her determination and sheer will power has amazed everyone she has come in contact with and on Wednesday, May 23rd, this remarkable lady is coming home. As Ulrike said today, "just five more sleeps!"
It has been a rocky road but God willing all will be well. Summer is almost upon us and Ulrike's garden house will soon be completed, where she can entertain her friends and enjoy life. Also, Ulrike may worship once more in her beloved chapel and with darling Tennessee in constant attendance.
On behalf of Ulrike I wish to thank you for all the cards, good wishes, love and prayers which have been sent, for which she is most appreciative and also very humbled you should care.
We are especially grateful to the staff at Lions Manor who have taken Ulrike into their hearts and given her care unrivalled anywhere. Their love and support has been paramount towards Ulrike's return home and for which we are most thankful.
Thank you each and every one. Let the good times roll and may God Bless us ~ every one.

But shortly after this Mom was readmitted to the hospital on May 29th, due to pneumonia. Turned out she had aspiration pneumonia. Ugh! It looks like she will be on pureed foods and thickened liquids indefinitely. And she has an infection in her other foot, but she was discharged on June 5th and it's being treated at home.

Here's the recent card list.

From growing up - Lisa, Kim
And from my stitchy friends - Tiffany

Once again, thanks to ALL of you!

We've been trying to visit her, but between our schedule and her schedule of dr's visits, it hasn't happened yet. But Gman2 was able to drop by on Friday on his way home from registering at college. She was thrilled!

On a doggy note, this is what Karen stitched her Mom while she's taking care of her dogs. Henry has a thyroid issue and needs his meds 2x/day. He also has a little butt wiping issue! Too cute!

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Mother's Day weekend! πŸ’–

On Saturday I went to visit my Mama in rehab. They had a celebration for May birthdays and a bluegrass couple came and played. They brought their little girl and she kept everyone entertained. She was very interested in Inna, who was smaller than she was! Isn't she absolutely adorable? 

As we were going back to her room, the therapist was there to have Mom walk back to her room. Walk? She was practically running down the hall!  

So the beehive went to her for Mother's Day!
Do you ever make something not knowing who you're making if for? After this was finished, I realized it needed to go to my Mom. Dad is having a summer house built for her to come home to and this seemed appropriate. 

She loved it!

And she could be home in a week or so!

Sunday with my boys and kitties!

Gammy with the boys.

Godmother Tammy with the boys.

In spite of the weather, a beautiful Mother's Day!

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Red Hats! πŸ‘’

A couple of weeks ago, I surprised my Mom at the rehab center for their Red Hat Society Day tea. 
I ordered hats and scarves for Mom and her roommate, Gail, to wear since they didn't have any. Don't they look fancy?!

Snuggles for Momma!

Look, she's standing!

Oh boy, my turn. Thanks Dad!

A quick pic before I left to go back home the next day.

More wonderful cards for my Momma! Thanks to those who sent her one.
They are slowing down, but that's okay, she might be home in two weeks! She's doing well, but had to have a stent placed in her foot last week because of a blockage. So now her foot doesn't hurt anymore and she's able to walk much better, but still with a walker. She was naughty earlier in the week, the nurse caught her coming back from the toilet without help and she almost fell!

Here's the recent card list.

From growing up - Kerri
From family - Brigitte, Monika, Jeanie, Terry
From friends she knows - Nina
And from my stitchy friends - JulieVickieMaggeeJoBrigitte

Thanks to ALL of you, they have definitely brightened her days receiving them. 

In stitchy news - 
This one is from the kit I bought on clearance at Hobby Lobby for 75¢, Artiste Mini.

I ran out of the purple only because I chose to stitch the words all one colour. I also ran out of the yellow because the chart called for the honeycomb to be white (just a little hard to see, don't you think?!) even though the picture showed it as yellow. Since the colours weren't DMC, I did the best I could and you can't even tell the difference, yeah!

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

April fun

Wow, April was LAST month!
Easter, after church.

Gman1 and his gf, our first time meeting her. πŸ’•

After the egg and beer hunt, three happy guys!

Snuggle bunnies

Happy 20th, Gman2!

Happy 20th, Gman1!

These guys πŸ’—πŸ’—

And they thought because we were in Baltimore that they wouldn't get their picture taken with the bday flag... silly boys!

G and C!

My Mom with them, soon after coming home from the hospital.

And in stitching news, Karen finished Cupid! Isn't he adorable? I'm not sure which one she's going to work on next.

I decided to frog the Kreinik in my lighthouse piece, I'm now using Treasure Braid as a tent stitch instead. So much easier already. 

Mom news later, but she's still receiving cards! 😁

Friday, 20 April 2018

Peep Show time! 🐀

Ready for the PEEP SHOW?!

Nathan was so happy to have his picture taken.

Some critters, I love The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Something to snack on, deviled chicks!

Floral displays


Some quilt pieces and paintings too.

More characters


The wonderful thing about Tiggers!

Who knew, a PEEP manger!

Go O's!

Our treats, what fun!

My not quite finished attempt at Peeps, the purple one must be on a diet!

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Update on Mom 😍

During part of Nathan's spring break, we went to stay with Dad and visit Mom in rehab. Gman1 came down for the day.
This is standing outside her chapel next to the new statue Dad bought for her.

Always a delight to spend time with Mom's roommate, she was able to room with her again!

Oma's looking great!

Nathan started some stitching.

Dad promised Nathan a fire while we were there. 

So my Mom is doing much better, she may be another month in rehab. She's finally on solid food again, but is alternating with the mush pureed food too. She's doing well with her breathing, but still on oxygen. They are hoping eventually she'll only need it at night. The staff there are all impressed with how hard she pushes herself, and she is now walking down the hallway with her walker, one direction so far. They all LOVE her, awesome!

And finally, the cards... WOW, thank you!!!
I don't post on facebook much, but I did post a request there too about sending cards to my Mom. Here's a breakdown of what she's received.

From growing up - Pam, Sharon, Jonnifer, Paula, Kimmy, Tricia, Sherri

From family - Tammy, Erin, Gerry and Ron, Ruth and Jude, Lucy, Kelly, Jeanie

From friends she knows (but may not remember meeting!) - Margo, Kim, Linda and Phil, DJ, Denise, Donna

From my hometown friends - Lynne, Paula, Debbie, Ginny and Malcolm, Lisa

And from my stitchy friends - Martha, Katie, Faith, Maggee, Penny, Sheryl, Barbara, Claire (Mom met DJ, see above!)

I love the way they are trickling in, thank you so much for the cards and sweet words, Mom is loving them!

This is what she had received when I was there.
The big card came from Lisa and she included confetti (luckily big!) saying Blessings, Happiness, and Smiles.

And this lovely heart was in the card sent by Sheryl! Thank you, Sheryl, she was thrilled and it's hanging in her room.

 Mom enjoying a real cup of coffee, not thickened!

 Dad sent this today, there was a dog show and these cuties were visiting.

All for now, I hope to go back in about 10 days.