My mom had to spend a couple of days in the hospital and she is doing much better now. Her lower extremities were very swollen and it was causing her to stumble and fall a lot, which is very dangerous for her as she takes anti-clotting medication. They were able to treat her and get her swelling down very quickly. They also did a lot of tests on her heart. They did not find anything significant, although her test results will go back to her cardiologist so he can compare them to the tests he did this past summer and see if there are any significant changes. I think we all learned a lot through this whole experience (preventative) though and hopefully my mom will not be falling every day now that the swelling has gone down.
I am very tired and sleepy as I spent the past couple of days at the hospital with mom. Both mornings I woke up early (3:30 and 4:00 am) so I could get to the hospital early and I didn't come home until late. My sister's daughter stayed with the boys and even taught them their lessons those two days. She made cookies with them and cooked for the boys and the husband. She was really an answered prayer, as my sister had to work and my mom really needed me to be with her. The husband was actually off those days but it was still so wonderful to have my niece to help out at home.
Today the husband was back at work and it was just me and the boys. We took it easy and just had a fun, relaxing day together. It has been quite some time since I have been away for any length of time and they were so happy to have me home. They were very cuddly and loving and sweet and I could have just eaten them up! I missed them bunches too and it made me realize that it would probably be beneficial for me to be away a day/night or two once or twice a year. It is good for me and for them. It makes us all appreciate each other more. I definitely need to plan another trip to a homeschool conference in the spring. I didn't go to one this past year because of building the house and moving
Tomorrow we are having our Thanksgiving at my sister's house. We delayed our Thanksgiving celebration because my sister had to work and it turned out to be a good decision because mom was in the hospital. I am looking forward to tomorrow though. It will be nice to spend time with the family and visit with everyone.
Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!