On Saturday Julian and I were going to go to my work Christmas Party. This would have been our first time out since Wysdom's birth. (Together as a couple and kid's free). We were looking forward to getting out. My mom and our student respite worker were planning on babysitting.
However the unexpected happened. Unfortunately on Saturday morning my mom went to the hospital. She has been dealing with pain in her back and side for several months now. Her doctor has been testing her for a slew of things and all the test are coming back negative. That is good of course, but something somewhere is not right. She still is in a huge amount of pain. On Thursday her doctor changed her medicine and when she took the new pills it made her worse. Since her doctor was not working on the weekend she had to go into emergency. How stressful!!!! She was there for about 8 hours, mostly in the early morning. I went to see her at the hospital on Saturday and by the time I got there she had been discharged. She is home now and in lots of pain and no one knows what it is. My cousin who is a paramedic went to see her tonight as she is not feeling well. My fun loving mother is being weighed down by pain. She is spending all day in bed for the most part. She has been unable to come out and do anything related to Christmas. She is very stressed out about it and her blood pressure keeps going up.
I am hoping that I can help her out this week with something. Either making dinner or just visiting. Last week I couldn't really do to much with all of our appointments. I did drop over today and give her some books on healing and some relaxation cd's and calming herbal teas. I am hoping that she can relax a bit and try not to get to stressed out. I think I will also bring Wysdom over as he brings a big smile to her face and maybe he can distract her from the pain for a little while. Blyss just wants her Nana to do stuff so it's a little harder with her. Please keep her in your prayers over the holidays. I tell ya.... never a quiet moment around here. I think I will be doing some relaxation techniques and taking some extra supplements for stress as well. I am still determined to get into the holiday cheer. I will keep you posted.