At the hospital again today, and Mom is much better, even able to eat soft solid food. A woman doctor had come to check her Saturday, and couldn't understand why they hadn't already had her swallow a tiny camera to see what was going on in her stomach. She said it was the first thing they should have done. I concur heartily!!! They did it yesterday afternoon and discovered 2 large ulcers, one bleeding. That accounted for the blood in her stool specimen. She's on a new diet with new meds and will probably be released tomorrow. She will be in a care center in her hometown for a while for nursing care and physical therapy until she gains enough strength to care for herself and go home. Hooray!
My brother, Steve, from Reno will be coming later this week. It will be good to see him and I know Mom and Dad are thrilled. To celebrate I've included more of his photos:
Pipe Springs Chuckwagon
Autumn Colors Stream
(copyright held by Images on Tile.)
Now that Mom is doing better and will be receiving the care she needs, I'll be able to take my planned trip to see my youngest daughter in SLC next week. Mandy and Amber will be going with me for Spring Break. I hope to see some pretty quilts while I'm there.
I was also able to work on cleaning up the garden all yesterday afternoon in the nice warm weather. Then last night I actually got most of my late March 12 x 12 piece assembled. A couple more pieces and I can begin the machine quilting and embellishment. Should be able to post it before I leave on Saturday. It feels good to work on something quilty again.
The final good news is that we had a slow gently rain most of Saturday and now it is to be quite warm all week, so things should be sprouting and greening up quickly. For all the snow we had this winter it has been an unusually dry March until now. March is usually our wettest month, usually in the form of upslope snow that melts off the next day. But I prefer the rain. When shopping this evening, after getting back from visiting Mom, it was quite cloudy and looked and felt like Spring rainclouds.
Thanks for all your well wishes and prayers. It helps so much and I'm thankful for all my good quilting friends, wherever you are.