After a week of being in the hospital, my mom is back home with us. She was discharged yesterday after her tests came out negative.
We are still watching her very closely. She will continue to see her doctors regularly and soon she will be wearing a heart monitor device so the doctors can keep track of her heart.
Without going into the details of it all, last week was stressful and scary for us. The images in my head of me holding my mom’s head while she was on the floor unconscious for several seconds, will stay with me forever. It is a daughter’s nightmare to see your mother go thru that.
Her condition will be medically managed thru medicine that she has to take everyday.
We are taking it day by day and we pray that the worst is over and hope that her health continues to improve.
I think my mom is still young to be going thru this. She was the youngest patient in the ICU and her nurses were older than her. But she lived a very stressful life and didn’t take care of her health or herself until several years ago. You can’t undo years of damage, but you can take small steps to better your health and your life in general. She understands that now and she is doing everything now to take care of her heart.
We have a lot of fun things planned for the rest of the year with her, my wedding, traveling outside the country afterwards and many many more.
This morning, I made her a huge bowl of hot oats. She didn’t like the hospital food and was missing our normal breakfast at home.
I made two identical oatmeal bowls for me and her.
Hot bowl of oats with mashed banana mixed in, a tablespoon of soy protein powder and chia seeds on top.
I don’t know about you, but when I think of being home, I think about eating a delicious warm breakfast first thing in the morning.
Chi, chi, chi, chia goodness. Mom ate the whole bowl and loved it.
Before breakfast, I woke up extra early to get my workout done. Pre-breakfast was half a banana stuffed with peanut butter.
I covered 5 miles jogging around the neighborhood. I love that moment in the morning when the grass still has its morning dew, the birds are chirping, it’s quiet and the neighborhood is still sleeping.
So peaceful and all you can hear is the rhythm of your own breath while running. I don’t get too many mornings like that, but today reminded me how much I love it.
Lots of work to do today. I have a lot of catching up with wedding planning (I took last week off) and need to respond to vendors ASAP.
A few wedding related stuff were delivered last week, I just had the chance to open them.
These Do-Not-Disturb signs are for our guests to use the morning after the wedding.
Some tote bags for the trip.
For my sister, my MOH.
Thanks for everyone’s thoughts and prayers and comments from the last week. I really appreciate everything.