Update #2

Unfortunately the news isn’t very uplifting. Mom spent 16 days in the ICU and then we were transferred to the acute care unit. Today is day 25 of her hospitalization and we are now going to be transferred to Shands hospital in Gainesville, Florida – about 4 hours away from where we live. It’s a much larger hospital with more resources and hopefully they’ll be able to help her.

She has not been improving and in fact has been declining for several days. When we get to the new hospital (either tonight or tomorrow) she will be back in the ICU. If you are the praying type, continued prayers would be appreciated.

Since I’ll be so far from home, I may end up taking some puzzles with me to work on either at the hospital or wherever I end up staying. It’s just going to be me and my dad up there, I may need something to occupy my mind other than staring at mom to be sure she’s alright or watching tv.

I hope all my readers are well, I miss talking with you every day!

**This is my 1000th post on My Jigsaw Journal. I had plans for something special to commemorate 1000 blog posts but it was not to be. You have no idea how much I wish this post was about a jigsaw puzzle instead of the subject matter at hand.**

Update…

I wish there was better news to report, but mom is still hospitalized. The afternoon that I posted last was a bad day – things went downhill very quickly and she was rushed to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). This is day 10 here in ICU for us, and she is somewhat of a medical mystery to the doctors – she has seen ten different doctors from many specialties so far – are they are all still trying to figure things out.

Once things return to a somewhat normal state and I’m sleeping in my own bed instead of between two chairs I hope to get back to posting as usual. Until then, here’s a picture of my sister and I finishing a puzzle together in the waiting room – just our hands of course, you know how I hate having my picture taken.

ICU Waiting room