Friday, June 1, 2012

Small victories

Hi everybody... yesterday was full of ups and downs. I'm happy to report that Mom was finally taken off of the ventilator, which is a huge milestone. We were all very excited by this progress but she had a setback in the afternoon when she had a bit of a panic attack and her heart began to race and her breathing became very labored. The doctors and nurses are great though and really doing everything they can to make sure she doesn't have to go back on the vent. 
Mom's kidneys still aren't working though so we are continuing with dialysis treatments until hopefully, hopefully, hopefully hers heal and start doing what they need to do again. That is what I'm praying for. More than anything I want to see her healthy and brought back home. As tired as I am I know that she is a thousand times more tired so I'm trying to stay strong for her. Everyone keeps telling us "baby steps" and "big picture" but boy do I wish there was a magic wand we could wave and make her all better.

Anywho, that's where I'm at. Still not crafting much as my mojo is understandably a bit MIA at the moment. Thus I leave you with yet another old class card.

Take care everybody. ♥   

21 comments:

Heidi Brawley said...

Beautiful creation Amy!!! You and your mom are still in my prayers.
Take care and God Bless!!!
hugs, Heidi & Brooke

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So good to hear your mom is a bit better.

Love the card, the owl is supercute.

Lau W said...

So glad to hear about your mum, i think of you and your mother.
Your card is beautiful, colorful, a really nice work !
xxx

Nancy Thomas said...

So thankful for you mom is feeling somewhat better. You both are still in my prayers.

Dangina Martinez said...

Hi Amy! Your card is just adorable. Love the layout and cute little owl.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

As always, your card is simply adorable. I pray that your Mom's health will improve and her kidneys will function on it's own very soon. Take care of yourself too.

Cindy H. said...

What wonderful news, Amy! I will continue to hold your mom in my good thoughts. Hugs.

Mette said...

Excellent news Amy. It's going in the right direction which is all you can ask I guess. Hm - think we all wish for a magic wand now and again to heal loved ones but I am sure your mum will get better soon. Thinking of you all and praying for a speedy recovery.
Love your cute little card with the happy colours :).

Hugs, Mette

Unknown said...

Cute Card! Lots of Thoughts and Prayer for you and your mom!!!
Hope you have a great weekend.

Leanne said...

Good news! I'll keep praying and sending healing thoughts for your mom's kidneys to heal so she can be home where she belongs! Take care of yourself too!
Another fun card! Who needs coloring sometimes these cards are just as wonderful.
Have a great weekend!
;)

Danni said...

Still thinking of you and your mom and hoping for a speedy recovery! Glad there is some improvement! HUGS!
Great card!

Shaela said...

thoughts and prayers for you and your mom - hang in there!! :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Sending prayers for you mom and your family. I hope she gets better soon.

What a cute card.

Craftdee said...

I'm so glad that things with your Mum are moving in the right direction... from my position of not-in-the-middle-of-it I can see that every step forward is a positive thing but I wish it were quicker for all your sakes, I'll keep sending positive thoughts Donna ☺

Cami said...

Another sweet and adorable card, Amy. Love, love, love how you coordinate everything...I'm still learning!
I'll continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers, especially your mom, as she continues on to the road of recovery and her kidneys can function on their own. Please also take care of your health. We'll all still be here waiting for you and more good news on your Mom.

Hugs,
Cami

(I forgot to post "Shroom" until tonight!)

Alyce said...

I hope things pick up for you soon Amy xx I love all of the beautiful details on this card and that owl is the cutest! :)

Tina said...

Hi Amy, so glad to hear your Mom is making progress. I think of you often and will continue to send prayers. Love the little card; very sweet. Hugs, Tina

Tonje said...

Thanks for the update on your mum. Glad to hear that she's off the ventilator. Hope her kidneys gets sorted out soon. You're in my thoughts.

Loz ♥ said...

he's gorgeous... your mum is certainly in my thoughs *hugs* xx

RiNNE said...

I am very glad to hear she is breathing on her own. And I'm hoping that her kidneys are next. I hope you hang in there. Your card is so very darling. I love the owl and trees.

lachsekatze said...

Very cute card, Amy.
I haven't been aorund lately, so I didn't realize that your mother is ill. I want you to know that you and your mom are in my thoughts. My mother was very ill some years ago, so I can imagine how you feel. Believe in the "baby steps" - they worked with my mother, so they hopefully work with yours, too.