Friday, July 1, 2011

Texas Heat and the ICU

I'm still here in Texas. It's HOT. But on the up side, I've had some great Mexican food.

Thank you all for your good thoughts and prayers. Mom came through the surgery with flying colors. She's had a little trouble with A-fib (arterial fibrillation -- "palpitations") since waking, but the medication is helping.

(Hmm. Wonder if she'll share...)

If all goes well, she'll get out of the ICU today, and into a more comfortable room. Her doctors and nurses have been universally wonderful. They've turned a horrendous experience into something bearable.

The poor things also now know I'm a writer, because Mom insists on telling everyone who comes into her room, whether it's to take her blood or adjust her wires and tubes, that her daughter is going to be published. And then, being Mom, she also adds, "It took her long enough."

Ah, moms. You gotta love 'em.

Anyway, I'll be here for a while longer. Internet coverage at the hospital is spotty, so you may not see much of me, but I'm thinking of you all. Really missing making my blog rounds, too. Can't wait to catch up when all this medical mess is behind me.

15 comments:

Kelly Breakey said...

Miss you and are saying prayers for your Mom's speedy recovery.

And don't worry, when you get back...we'll catch you up on whats been going on.

abby mumford said...

we miss you (!) but glad you're able to be there for your mom. we're wishing her a speedy recovery and we'll hold down the interwebs until you return.

Kerry Schafer said...

Damn, I missed this altogether, and didn't even know your mom was ill or that you were gone. Proof I've been way too busy. So glad she's doing well and you're hanging in there.

Teri Anne Stanley said...

Having spent many, many long hours in various stages of hospitals with my dad this year, I can say that cardiac ICU peeps are the best. Cute male nurses, and the coffee bar guy wasn't bad, either.

Can't say much for the couch that is supposed to masquerade as a guest bed, tho...

Sarah Pearson said...

Glad your Mum's recovery is going well. Sending you both best wishes.

Kristina said...

Oh no! I had missed you but was hoping you were off doing something wonderful. Well, more wonderful than being such a supportive child. "It took you long enough..." Love it! Big hugs to you lady!

Kimberly Sabatini said...

OMG!!! Linda-some how missed this. Thought you were holed up in the cave of revision. Sending all my love to you and mom. Miss you like crazy. <3

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your mom and an escape from the Texas heat for you! Moms can be the very best PR you get. They can blather on and on about your book, while you blush and say, "Oh, stop it!" (Inside, of course, you are rooting for her to go on and making a mental note to print bookmarks for her to hand out ...)

And yes, I am speaking from experience. :)

Michele Shaw said...

Sooooo glad it's going well. Aren't mom's great at embarrassing us? LOL Hope her recovery continues smoothly and you are back in action soon! xx

John Ross said...

Glad to hear your Mom's doing better. Looking foreword to having you more back in the stream. Hopes, Prayers and good Ju-Ju to both your mom and you.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

So glad to hear your mom came through the surgery so well. It'll make the celebration on the fourth that much sweeter.

Monica B.W. said...

I miss you too!
And I'm sending you and your mom huge hugs. I hope she gets out of the hospital soon.
<3
Moni

Heather P said...

Sincerely hoping your Mom fares well and is on her way home soon. Hospitals are great when you need them but that hopefully won't be long. Take a deep breath and remember to hug her lots. I'm glad she is proud of you. How great is that?

Anne Gallagher said...

I'm glad you're mother's doing so much better.

And as for her telling everyone about your writing -- hey don't knock it. Your mom could be your #1 PR machine.

Jen J. Danna said...

So glad to hear that the surgery went well. I saw your later tweet that she's now out of ICU. Hurrah! Wishing her all the best for a speedy recovery.

And I think it's wonderful that she wants to show you off. She's your mom and she's proud of you - enjoy it! :)