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...