Good News, Finally!
Mom was a new woman when I saw her yesterday! She was able to take a shower by herself. She changed into her own nightgown and robe. She fixed her hair and put on make-up! After moving around a little bit, she realized that she doesn't limp anymore! She still has some pain from the surgery, but she has come a long way in a very short time.
Mom was released from the hospital today and she will spend the next week or so at her sister's house in Fayetteville. She always loves to stay with Aunt Jane for any reason-- she lives on a huge "farm", on a lake. There is a beautfil garden surrounding the patio, where Mom can have coffee each morning- she really loves that part. I'll be spending the day with her tomorrow, so that my Aunt and Uncle can get out for a little while and she won't have to be alone.
Thanks again to all of you for caring. We got her through this and I'm hoping she can continue to get better and better, and will feel up to making the vacation with us the first week of August- a whirlwind tour of Alabama, Kentucky and North Carolina!