Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Oops I messed up!

I meant to just preview my last post and totally didn't know what I was doing and got all messed up and so I ended up posting my post instead of editing it, so it doesn't make any sense with the title because all I talked about was Kurt and not about the hospital but now I will do that!

My post before I was so happy about being home and hoping to be on the mend, however on Saturday May 1st I started getting sick again and ended up in the Emergency room on Sunday May 2nd. The cdif bactieria came back and luckily we got over to the hospital early enough this time and so they only had me in the hospital until Wednesday May 6th. I was pretty discouraged to have to go back again, but it did help to get me well quicker. In fact, I wasn't feeling really great on Thursday after I came home and wondered if I had come home a little too early. Slowly I am doing better. I am really tired this time and so spending a lot more time in bed, but able to get up to do laundry, ironing and a little housework. The doctor put me on a much stronger antibiotic and so hopefully it will kill that bacteria for good! Also, the nutritionist has me drinking Danactive 3 times a day (which is really hard because it hurts so bad to swallow, but I am doing it). The Danactive is supposed to be building the good bacteria in my digestive tract.

I had a great Mother's Day! I actually slept in until almost noon while the family went to church. Brent fixed a big Turkey Dinner for the family and we had Todd, Rakel, Austin & Alayna over for dinner and the evening. Casey & Nichole spent part of the day with us and part with the Nuttalls. The kids all gave me wonderful and fun gifts and we had fun visiting and talking to Kurt. I still can't believe I didn't even think once to take a photo of any of the day. I feel bad about that.

I am happy I can enjoy Mother's Day...I didn't always like Mother's Day because I had insecurities about my ability as a mother and didn't always feel deserving of it all. So my perspective has changed...blame it on the cancer, or blame it on my age! I am so happy to be a mother! I love it and hope I can still mother my children for many more years! I am so grateful for the wonderful mother who gave birth to me and she was such a great example of motherhood for me. I miss her dearly. I am also grateful for Mom Gardner (Brent's mom). She is an amazing lady, so full of love for everyone and so giving...I feel lucky to have such a great mother-in-law. Also, I love to think about my awesome daughter-in-laws! Rakel and Melinda are such great moms and I love to watch them with those beautiful grandchildren! (I know Amy & Nichole will be great moms too when they get the chance.) It was a great day, what would have made it perfect is if I could have attended church and if I could have eaten the great meal Brent made...all I got was Danactive and water! Oh well...next year!

4 comments:

GARDNER FAMILY said...

Ok so I didn't expect to get all teary eyed from your post but I am totally crying:) Blame it on the prego hormones I guess!! I am so grateful o have found Chad and married into such a wonderful family and I have learned and been inspired from you so much over the years!! YOu are a great mother and we all love you!! We are excited to come down next weekend!

The Rohners said...

It's so fun to hear an update! We were so happy to hear you didn't have to stay in the hospital too long. I loved this post it was so uplifting, it made me really think about how grateful I am for the moms in my life! Hope you keep feeling better!!

Holly Goodman said...

Awww, that's too bad that all you got to eat was danactive and water! Blah. Our ward gave us chocolate dipped strawberries but I forgot them in my church bag because I had to head to Orem for Stacey's wedding. Ben got to eat my treat!
I'll be praying that soon this will be over for you!!!

Kim said...

We are praying for you every day! I know what a wonderful mom you are because of Nichole. She is the sweetest daughter in law! So glad you are home and feeling pretty well. Get lots of rest! Love, Dan and Kim Nuttall