First of all I want to say thank you so much for all the prayers, wishes and positive thoughts for my Mum's health and recovery. I've said it before, and I'll say it again stitchers are the most amazing and giving people in the world. You all just proved that with your comments and personal e-mails I've received over the last two weeks
Sorry folks, there's no stitching here today... I've been lucky to get in a straight 15 minutes stitching in a week lately. My wedding sampler was not delivered to the Groom and Bride this past Saturday.
Today is the start of the 3rd week of my Mum being in the hospital. She is still not well. After she was admitted to the hospital 2 weeks ago instead of seeing her get better and stronger, we slowly saw her condition worsening. It got to the point where she needed assistance for every little thing, to eat, to drink, to even change positions in the bed. That is the hardest thing in the world to see your parent so helpless!
This past Sunday I finally got to "run into" Mum's Doctor and have a talk with her because we're all getting bits and pieces of information second hand from each other (my Dad and siblings). Even she was starting to feel that the situation was not going to have a positive ending. She still had yet to consult with the specialists in the city about my Mum's case as we only just had the final diagnostic test on Friday, and MRI. So through more 2nd hand information through family the specialists have said that her condition is not as grave as we have all been thinking/feeling she may need a transplant but that information isn't clear yet if she really needs it/how badly its needed. The Doctor is doing her best to deal with my Mum's illness and all the complications that kept popping up the first week and a half and she has been doing the exact same things the specialists would be doing for her in the city.
For the time being I am working full time (and work has been physically exhausting lately), spending 4 hours every evening with my Mum at the hospital, helping her with her dinner and trying to make her as comfortable as I can and do all those little things. Some nights when I have the energy I make it out to a TKD class after being at the hospital since they're down the street from each other.
On top of this I'm trying my best to keep on top of commitments I've made prior to the shit hitting the fan. I started a Run for the Cure team at TKD and I've hit the point where it requires paperwork/action on my part with some deadlines coming up. Also I'm kinda sorta trying to fund raise to meet this year's goal of $1,000 but I just don't have the time to go at it with the enthusiasm I usually do (click on the meter on my sidebar to donate!). I am going to attempt a 1/2 Marathon on Sunday, which all training went out of the window and I'm just aiming to finish it doing run/walk intervals. So even though life gets tough, everything doesn't stop for you.
I have had two high points I went to my childhood friend's wedding and Christin and I saw Pearl Jam in concert. At some point down the road I'll have pictures from both events to share with you!
Everyone, thank you for your support!