Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Napping Quilter is Still Here......

I am still here and check in on Blogs I follow
and Facebook when I have time.
The first weekend of March my 89 year old
Mother fell and was in the floor for
a couple hours before calling for help.
We took her to ER and was there most of
that Sunday afternoon. Thankfully nothing
was broken. She was really banged up and
bruised and sick with an urinary tract infection,
which we found out is not uncommon in elderly
patients that have fallen.
We brought her home with us so we could try
to get her back to doing better. It is
a slow process but she is better.
Our old family home place where she lives is a 45 minute
drive south of us so it is easier for me
to help her here our home.
I don't really know what the future holds
but I know I will do what I can, and do
with the help of my husband. I could
not care for her if it were not for him
helping me.
I am tired and worry I will fall into a full CFS
relapse but I try to not think of that too often.
I just try to rest when I can. Today
after lunch I just undressed and went
back to bed for the afternoon.
My sewing has come to a standstill and I
need to try to get back to that as it
is a stress reliever but sometimes I am
too tired to sit up and just hit the couch or
the bed.
I have had a renewed interest in the old
western shows Mom is watching.
I do really enjoy watching Bonanza with her
in the early afternoon. I think I remember
some of those old shows from childhood.
I am not a TV person so this is a new way of
resting while sharing time with her.
So this is what the Napping CFS Quilter is
up to instead of keeping up her blog!!!


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom! But I'm glad to hear that she didn't break anything.

    I can't even begin to imagine the impact taking care of her is having on you. I think it is wisdom to rest as much as possible.

    Is it possible to get help that can come in and do chores like house-cleaning or whatnot? Any help would really be beneficial to you.

    I have wondered if you were doing okay but I have been struggling so much that I didn't get over here.

    Please keep us posted on how things are going when you can.

    Sending you lots of hugs and prayers.

  2. Goodness....hope you do not relapse. Glad you can spend time with your mom though.

  3. Don't worry about us - we'll be here! So sorry to hear of your mother's ordeal. I can understand. A few years ago, my mother-in-law (about 82 at the time) fell and broke her hip and had to go into a nursing home (she had trouble with urinary infections, too). Our problem was that we live 2000 miles away. Glad to hear your mom is OK and that you are close enough to help her.

    Enjoy her company, rest as much as you can, and don't forget to take care of yourself while you're helping to care for her!