But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. ~Isaiah 40:31
As I write this post, my husband, Danny, and I are still at my mother's house in Oxford so we can see her on a daily basis as she attempts to recover from her fall last week and battles an unexpected case of pneumonia at the same time. The latter is, as you can imagine, our biggest worry at the moment, although the antibiotics seem to be kicking in quite nicely.
Mom should be able to actually start PT tomorrow after she is officially assessed by a specialist. As she struggles with early onset of dementia, we are hoping and praying that she will be able to follow directions and stay determined to get well enough to return home. Until we are assured she is making positive progress, we won't be budging from Oxford, as it's only about 40 minutes away from the rehab hospital. We may get a break this week if my brother, Bill, is able to drive up from Brunswick to relieve us for a couple of days. And that would be so welcome!
I think we are looking at some long weeks of recovery ahead. At 92, and with her declining mental state, we're praying for the best, but trying to be realistic about her future, too. The longer she is confined to bed, the weaker her muscles are becoming, and physical therapy will take a concerted effort on her part.
Your continued prayers are cherished and welcomed, dear friends. Not just for Mom to renew her strength, but for Danny and me to stay the course with hope and trust in the Lord. This is our time to run and not be weary, to walk and not be faint.
Your prayers will make all the difference.