A long, but healthy weekend
While hubzo and I traveled to Kansas on Friday for Jai and Marc's wedding, Mums and dad flew back to Denver. They spent the night in Denver and headed back home on Saturday. I shuffled between wedding photos and the wedding on Saturday afternoon and managed to spend an hour with them at home. I knew mom was feeling better when she walked in and immediately insisted on repairing the broken hook-and-eye at the top of my dress. Yep, she sewed me into my dress and sent me off to watch the happy couple get hitched. You've no idea how happy it made me that she wanted and had the strength to do that!
Later that night, hubzo and I returned, quite late, after a wonderful wedding and reunion amongst many of my dear friends from childhood. As always, she waited for us to get home before going to sleep. She was sad to miss the wedding, so I filled her in on all the details while she warmed breakfast burritos for me. As many of you know, my mum's kitchen is burrito central when we're at home visiting. It was nice to have that small sense of normalcy.
Mom is looking better and less yellow. Her external drain is shut down (on purpose), so she's moving much easier. I was so excited to check out the silent auction taking place at Golden Plains... what an amazing sight it was! So many generous folks have shown their support. I eagerly placed bids on a few items (and asked my Aunt Deb to keep watch over one particular John Wayne item that hubzo desperately wants). Tee hee.
We have many tasks ahead of us this week. Namely, we must find somewhere to temporarily live in Rochester. Before heading back to Denver yesterday, we had a family pow-wow to discuss how to get through the next month. Mom needs someone with her all the time, so we'll divide that responsibility up amongst family members and close friends.
She'll have this week of relaxation before heading back to Mayo this coming weekend to start a lengthy round of pre-transplant testing. Keeping fingers crossed that her case is approved by the transplant board later this week.
For now, we want her to sleep and stay low-key...