Mom's Younger Days

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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  • Ken Carr 6y have your priorities right. Your mom is lucky to have you.
    Her picture is super!
  • sundance22 6y

    Sorry to hear about your mum. She looks very happy in this shot.
    Love and best wishes to you both
  • SS&SS PRO 6y

    our best wishes to your mom bodie -----------
  • Kingkongphoto & PRO 6y

    i wish your mom well....
    and no...ansel adams never took a photo remotely as lovely
    as this one !
  • Alan Grinberg PRO 6y

    Best wishes to you and your family.

    Wonderful photo!
  • Eric Raper PRO 6y

    I've only now seen and read this.
    My sincere best wishes to both you and your mom.
  • David "Bodie" Bailey PRO 6y

    Thanks Eric,
    Hope you are on the mend also.
  • Athena Chaltas 6y

    Your mom is Beautiful!!! All the best for a speedy recovery.
  • David "Bodie" Bailey PRO 6y

    Thanks all.
  • Highsierrabob 6y

    Glad to hear that she is doing well and on the road to recovery!
  • Eric Raper PRO 6y

    Awesome news on her out of CCU recovery status!
    Continued best to you both.
  • Naama.Y 6y

    oh...the colors!
    look likr fun days!
  • Digital Donna 9 6y

    Best wishes for your mom! Make sure you show her these photos!
  • David "Bodie" Bailey PRO 6y

    I will Donna Thanks
  • SS&SS PRO 6y

    pulling for your mom bodie ----------
  • calwest 6y

    What a wonderful woman, and you too.
  • ICKY T 6y

    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!!!!
  • stevel504 PRO 6y

    Great photo of your young and vibrant mom. My best to you and your mother.
  • Stephen Banks 5y

    Lovely image. I would love you to add this to my group: Upgrade to Film. Cheers!
  • Liz Fettner 5y

    What a beautiful picture.
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