Monday, May 12, 2008

Bionic Woman

My mother had her left shoulder replaced today. The surgery went very well. She did have one crisis afterward, when her blood pressure dropped drastically; she had lost a lot of blood during the operation. She said her chest hurt and she couldn't breathe, and informed Wendy she was going to die. However, the emergency team pumped her full of fluids and she's fine now. She is expected to be discharged tomorrow.

Poor frazzled Wendy is back at Mom's place resting.

Mom already has two artificial knees, with which, she walks just fine but without which she no doubt would have been in a wheelchair these past 10 or 15 years. Now she has a brand-new shoulder as well. Should be interesting to see the result of that. Mom sure is a spunky 83-year old!

Her doctor tells us she should be able to drive again in about two weeks. That's how long Wendy is staying, so it all works out very well.



Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Goodness !
She is amazing !
My prayers for her speedy recovery.