Since our last edition, I've maintained the integrity of my food plan boundaries, I've remained refined sugar-free, I've met or exceeded my daily water goal, and I've stayed well connected with exceptional support.
It's a back and forth thing with mom's progress. The night before was so promising followed by yesterday's two or three steps back. Clearly, it wasn't a good night for her. The confusion and hallucinations were worse than before minus the fear and panic--that's a positive. She was calmer. She was also speaking of long lost loved ones as if they were alive and well. She even started speaking to me about me, as if I were someone else. It was heartbreaking. Needless to say, she didn't get released yesterday--and she may or may not today unless she's dramatically improved overnight. The way this has gone, she may very well be much better this morning. We'll find out. I hope and pray so.
When I arrived last night she had her bipap on and was sleeping soundly. I didn't disturb her sleep. I hope she remained resting like that the rest of the night. I'll be speaking to her nurse again soon.
I'm doing okay. I don't have time to write a full update at the moment. Suffice to say, I'm doing my best to live the serenity prayer. I'm staying connected with support friends far and near, I'm taking care of my food plan, and my sleep still needs serious work. I did maintain a better eating schedule yesterday, 7:00am, 11:45am, and 6:15pm for mealtimes. That was a vast improvement over several days in the last week that looked more like 10:30am, 4:15pm, and 10:30 or 11pm!
My morning foundational routine is complete. I'm headed to the studio. I'll be in contact with mom's nurse at the hospital and I'll be visiting her soon after I get off the air.
Thank you for your tremendous support in all ways. Your prayers for my mom are appreciated. Please continue. I'm grateful.
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