My mother with her Christmas nails. (Read story here) After he painted them, my son FaceTimed us so we could all see. Mom was radiant with joy to see all of us on the iPad my son-in-law had provided.
On his next visit, Jay took her down to see the Christmas lights in the lobby of her nursing home. She wasn’t supposed to be out of the room, but the nurse just winked at him and told him to stay out of sight of security. I could just imagine the two of them revelling in the adventure.
The next morning I awoke to the ringing of my cellphone. It was my sister.
“Mom’s had another episode. She doesn’t want to go to hospital. I’m on my way to see her.”
Sister reached the home just as they were putting Mom in an ambulance.
“Her blood pressure is too high, she has a fever, and she has been vomiting blood,” the staff nurse said. “She been having trouble breathing as well.”
“I just keep praying for God to take me,” Mom gasped.
My sister stepped forward, forgetting the protocols of COVID. There was a moment of hesitation and then the paramedics stepped back.
“Give your Mom a hug.”
Mom has pneumonia. The stress on her heart may be fatal, the doctors have warned. They administered antibiotics and put her on oxygen. She’s back in her room now at the home.
“Guess I’m meant to survive,” she said in our daily phone call.
“You are the poster child for survival,” I told her.
“Yeah, right. Did I tell you Jay came to see me and took me to see the lights? He’s going to do my nails again next time.”
This week I asked for heartwarming tales, and I was not disappointed – from nature’s gifts to the kindness of others, you’ve brightened my week. Hope you had a chance to partake in the warmth:
And Forever, Radhikasreflection
Work in progress, Heart to Heart
A Needed Support System, MMA Storytime
Precious Past, I Write Her
Heartwarming, Reena Saxeena
Now that you’re gone, Eugi’s Causerie II
So far yet so close, paeansunpluggedblog
The Waxing Crescent, Sgeoil
Our Next-Door Neighbor, Culture Shocks
I will not be posting a new challenge until the new year. Wishing you all the best for this holiday season.