12/22/03 10:49 AM
Hey Y'all I just wanted to give a short update on Mom for you. The past few weeks we have had a few WONDERFUL relatives giving us a hand at helping out in Fl with Dad. Mom's computer got a virus and they had to reformat the hard drive so the e-mail address have been erased and no one had had the info to put it back in Mom's e-mail account.
Joan also didn't have too much good news about Mom. She saw her late saturday afternoon and they had already put Mom back to bed. They had her up waiting for company, but they didn't get there till 3pm. Joan arrived at 11:30, then had to take Aunt Rita to the airport. But Joan said that mom was feeding herself and she had pulled the spoon out of the woman's hand when she went to feed her, so Mom feed herself the dinner. She may get her feeding tube out soon since she is getting most of her nutrition by feeding herself and not using the feeding tube. So that is very good progress!!
She hasn't seen the therapy and what is happening with that. She will do that today. Joan did ask the nurse on sunday, if mom had gained any upper body strenth and she said no. Also, Joan felt that Mom was worse since she hasn't seen her in the past 3 weeks and now is positioning her body in a backwords S. She is keeping her head to one side and drawing her legs up. So I am not too sure if Mom will get much better. Joan will ask about her progress and prognosis.
But from what I have heard, is that Mom does alot of resting on the weekends because of the work she does during the week.
Hope all is well with all of you and our family wishes the best this holiday season.
Either Joan or I will keep you in the information loop.
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