Mom's Younger Days

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    I have not been too active of late. The photo show has kept me busy. Last week my Mom had a minor heart attack. Last Friday she under went bypass surgery. The surgery went well, but the recovery is a bitch. She is still in CCU, still on the respirator and other machines. She is 75 and fighting, if anybody has gone through this they know how scary it is. I may be distracted for a while.

    Update: My Mom is still in CCU, but she is improving. They did a tracheotomy, her heart is strong, but she is still working on the lungs. She is alert, but can't talk because of the tube .She has walked a little, i have heard this slow progress is normal if you are older. I guess progress is progress slow, but certain.

    Update: Start of forth week, still in CCU getting better, walking a little, had a trip outside. I'm spending a lot of time in the hospital. Things are surreal as the days blend together.

    Update: Mom is now in an extended stay CCU. It's cheaper for the insurance, but at least things are stable. The next mission is to ween her off the respirator. Slow, but moving forward, thanks.

    Update: Mom is now out of CCU and she has had some real food. Now if we can get her up and about she should be on her way out of the hospital. Best news so far!

    Update: July 24 2009. Finely out of the hospital and home. My Mom is doing well, she still needs a lot of help, till she builds up her leg muscles. Too much time on her back, but it all looks good.

    Update Sept. 15 2013, My mom passed away this day at 2:30 AM. We were glad to have her here for a few more years, but her quality of life was never the same after her heart attack. At least she has no more pain, we will miss her.

    Photo by Wayne Bailey

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    1. Ken, KE1RI 59 months ago | reply have your priorities right. Your mom is lucky to have you.
      Her picture is super!

    2. sundance22 59 months ago | reply

      Sorry to hear about your mum. She looks very happy in this shot.
      Love and best wishes to you both

    3. SS&SS 59 months ago | reply

      our best wishes to your mom bodie -----------

    4. Kingkongphoto & 59 months ago | reply

      i wish your mom well....
      and no...ansel adams never took a photo remotely as lovely
      as this one !

    5. AGrinberg 59 months ago | reply

      Best wishes to you and your family.

      Wonderful photo!

    6. Beefus 59 months ago | reply

      I've only now seen and read this.
      My sincere best wishes to both you and your mom.

    7. Bodie Bailey 58 months ago | reply

      Thanks Eric,
      Hope you are on the mend also.

    8. Athena46 58 months ago | reply

      Your mom is Beautiful!!! All the best for a speedy recovery.

    9. Highsierrabob 58 months ago | reply

      Glad to hear that she is doing well and on the road to recovery!

    10. Beefus 58 months ago | reply

      Awesome news on her out of CCU recovery status!
      Continued best to you both.

    11. Naama.Y 58 months ago | reply

      oh...the colors!
      look likr fun days!

    12. Digital Donna 9 58 months ago | reply

      Best wishes for your mom! Make sure you show her these photos!

    13. Bodie Bailey 58 months ago | reply

      I will Donna Thanks

    14. SS&SS 58 months ago | reply

      pulling for your mom bodie ----------

    15. calwest [deleted] 58 months ago | reply

      What a wonderful woman, and you too.

    16. ICKY T 57 months ago | reply

      Great picture!
      I'm glad to hear she's out of the hospital! My Mom went through the same thing and it is a tough experience for everyone but after they recover they are so much better than before (usually). My Mom got out of the hospital and went on a cross country trip(wv-mo-id-ca-nm-tx-mo-wv), started with her and my sister and two dogs and ended with her , my sister, my niece, and 5 dogs. I'm still not sure how they did it!!!!

    17. stevel504 53 months ago | reply

      Great photo of your young and vibrant mom. My best to you and your mother.

    18. DorsetScouser 50 months ago | reply

      Lovely image. I would love you to add this to my group: Upgrade to Film. Cheers!

    19. moonchowzen 44 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful picture.

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