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Friday, February 27, 2009

Mom Doing Better



I am happy to report that I was able to take Mom home from the hospital after the internal bleeding stopped and none of the tests could find a cause for it. After doing a pelvic cat scan to check the kidneys and colon, her bones looked so bad that the doctors were concerned that she had bone cancer, but further checking found no cancer, just severe Osteoporosis. She now takes a medicine for that that is sprayed into her nostrils and we have to get her a foam egg crate mattress and chair pads to protect her fragile bones.
Mom with her sisters, Rachel and Emmy in around 1937. Look at
those jodphers and boots, just like Hollywood!


She was able to go on an outing to the Florence Senior Center dance with staff and residents of her home, where she enjoyed the live music and even made a sweep of half the dance floor before her legs wore out. When younger, she and Dad went dancing every Saturday evening and were quite good at it.


Here are a couple of photos of a younger Mom that I found in my family archives. I wish I had a photo of them dancing.

8 comments:

Sande said...

Glad to hear she's better - and still dancing!

Quiltnbee said...

That's good news, Fran ! =-) And I love the photos. I would have loved to have seen my parents dancing to the Dorseys and Glenn Miller at "the Pavilion" (as my mom always called it) when they were young...they actually were there playing in person! I think my parents and their dance and music history is why I love big band music so much...it is part of my history, too, I guess, since I listened to it all the while I was growing up. Good to see you here again =-)

Debby

Deborah said...

Great news! I love the pictures.

Debra said...

I was just wondering how your mom was doing yesterday so glad to see your post today. Good news!

Barbara C said...

I'm glad your mom is better. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos.

Kay said...

I'm so glad she's better, and I love the pictures. Your story made me think of a song by Nanci Griffith called "Beautiful". Have you heard it? There's a line that goes something about "when the two of you were dancing, You were beautiful to me."

Allison Ann Aller said...

Great news about your mom, Fran.
What a loving family you have....

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Glad to hear the good news that your mom of better.