It’s been a while since I posted a blog but so much has happened in my life these past two months. In a nutshell, my mom had a 13-hour surgery to remove blood clots from her pulmonary artery that were blocking the blood flow from her lungs to her heart. She developed post-op complications, followed by a stroke. A two-week hospital stay turned into a two-month and counting hospital stay and life-changing events.
I had to temporarily stop working to be with my mom and she is in a city 5 hours from my home. Luckily, I have friends I can stay with and that helps me and my stress levels tremendously. I am trying to balance everything there and here while practicing the self-care tips I previously blogged about.
Things are more stable now with my mom, she is slowly recovering and will hopefully be discharged from the hospital and transferred to her hometown sometime in January. It’s been two stressful months of tears and cheers, uncertainty and re-stabilizing.
There was a time when we didn’t know if she would make it or not. One day I sat by her ICU bed while she was still in a coma hooked up to the respirator and wrote this poem for her while I waited and prayed.
It’s been months I’ve heard you gasping for air
In between endless appointments and tests
Your support system has been incredible as your body slid under the surface
Yet your spirit hovered above it
The human body and mind can compensate for anything
You certainly proved that to us all
After having your surgery with the best doctors, nurses, and all hospital staff
While you lay there, I sit here
Amazed at your strength while you are weak
Waiting and praying, praying and waiting
Every day is the day of 10,000 miracles
I see you start to resurface and I am hopeful you can do it
Like watching a diver swim up from the depths of the ocean
So ready to take that first breath of air on their own
I love you, mom ❤
Thank you to everyone who supported me in every way, along the way ❤