Thanks to all of you who expressed such dear thoughts and concerns for my mom and my family. My sister read all of your comments to Mom, and she was touched.
She has been moved from the hospital to a care center, where she can get physical therapy, wear real clothes and interact with other residents, many of whom she knows from her small northern Minnesota community. Her recovery is slow but still pretty amazing for a 93 year old woman who had two strokes, then lay for six hours on the floor of her room before being discovered. Yes, that's the worst part of all this. It tears me up to think of it. Whatever happens with my darling mother, I am so thankful that she didn't die that way, and that so many friends and family have been able to visit her, to send her cards and letters, and surround her with love the past few weeks.
Now she is talking better, awake for longer periods, and getting adjusted to this new phase of her life. Again, many thanks to all of you who expressed your concern and said prayers in our behalf.
I just love this blogging community. I am so fortunate to be part of it. What a wonderful friendship we can develop here. I'm inviting everyone to my house for cookies. Chocolate chip cookies-- all you can eat.
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