Monday, May 11, 2009
mother's day aftermath
Yesterday was a strange Mother's Day for me. I thought of how this was the first Mother's Day my Mom's mother is no longer with us. and I thought of my godmother, (my grandmother's daughter) in the hospital who just had a tracheotomy. they still do not know what caused her respiratory distress so she will be getting more tests. With the tracheotomy she is partially breathing on her own and she has been writing us notes so that is good news. Hopefully we will know more today.
Saturday night I came home from a trip to Connecticut for my nieces first holy Communion and found our Priscilla had had another seizure while she was home alone. Thankfully she is perfectly fine now with the exception of her epilepsy which strikes in its own timeline without warning. She is under a doctor's care who prescribes medication and also instructs me to watch her for the first 24 hours after a seizure since that seems to be when she most likely will have another one or a series of them.
If you saw her curled up in a ball on the couch pillows right now you would never guess the trauma her little body recently went through.
I saw my own mom early in the morning yesterday to wish her happiness and drop off a gift. We were all to go to my brothers for brunch but like Priscilla, my Dad wasn't feeling well so my Mom took my son with her to spend time with his dear cousins. My husband visited his Mom with his brother and I stayed home with Priscilla. Despite everything that is going on I feel very grateful. This is my life but for today all is well. It may not seem like it is but when I think about it, right at this very moment all is well.
"...that thou art happy, thou owest to God;
that thou continuest such, thou owest to thyself."~ John Milton: Paradise Lost