Mom came home from the hospital today. Sister #2 brought her home, and I was able to rest some. I slept late, but still felt so tired, that I tried to take a nap around 10:30. Unfortunately, I couldn't relax enough to go to sleep. I decided to go on in to the clinic and catch up on paperwork. And I'm so very glad I did. It took me 3 hours to complete the daily reports, reshelve charts, and do other little things that I always do. It was a relief to get that accomplished, and know that the week can begin without all that stacked up.
Tonight, my niece will stay with Mom, with Sister #1 "on call" if she should be needed. #2 reports that Mom is doing great, walking around outside, eating well, and acting like herself for a change. What a relief! I will go take over for niece sometime late tomorrow morning. We may just see if niece can stay again overnight tomorrow night if all goes well tonight. We trust her, but she is only 18, and if Mom has a really bad night, she may have some trouble knowing how to deal with it.
We definitely need to take the help while we can, because the oncology nurse explained that the day after Mom's treatment (July 4th) she may be really sick. So the weekend may be pretty hard on everyone. I am taking advantage of the peace while I can. I will be taking Mom to treatment since I'm off on the 3rd, and we will schedule all subsequent treatments on my Friday's off. Hopefully, the week after treatment won't be so terrible, and we won't have to miss more work.
I don't know about the others, but I'm really missing homecooked meals. The hospital food is....well, we all know how that is. My body is very tired of fast food, and junk food snacks. I haven't bought groceries in a long time because there was no need. The food would go to waste without me here to cook it. And since I don't know how much I'll be at home in the coming week, it will be foolish to buy any now.
I report that my new Tucson is wonderful and I love it. I've been very thankful for it this week. I have three free months of XM radio, but doubt I will keep it. I haven't found a station that I absolutely love enough to pay for it. I have lots of time to decide though.
I appreciate all the prayers of my family and friends. Without those, I don't know how we would have gotten through. God has relieved my back pain so much, that I hardly have noticed it lately. I prayed very hard for help with that. I just didn't think I could do all I needed to for Mom and fight the pain too. And it looks like my Heavenly Father agreed. Woo Hoo! Way to go Father!!!