Thursday, January 13, 2011


Mom came off the Lidocaine today and seems to actually be doing better without it. It was also the first time she was able to get up and walk a lap around the ICU.

Grandma Glennda and I came to the hospital to watch and talk with Mom while Dad went out and ran some errands for the two of them.

Dad called Mom several times during the three hours he was gone. Each time Mom urged, "Hurry. Come back soon." He has been her diligent caretaker and companion. Today was the first time he'd left in over three days.

We had a wonderful visit, though, despite Dad's absence. It is always wonderful to be with Mom. And it was the first time that I felt she will be able someday--relatively soon--to return to her happy, vibrant self.

She had read my post about the red book. She wanted to inform us all that she had received the handout from Cindy Willman in the Frisco 1st ward, I believe. She said it was one of many things Cindy did so well. She had kept it this long with the intention of doing it, and was just getting around to it. I bought her the binder and dividers today.

While we were there, she stood up to use the restroom and nearly passed out. I'm sure her heart is experiencing some fatigue, but its the pain in her body that is taking most of her attention right now. We are so thankful for your prayers and your gestures of love and aid. You are wonderful.


  1. I love the picture with "Hal", Glennda (I LOVE Wicked) and Betsy! I am so happy to hear that she is doing well and walking around! I am very happy for her and the family!

  2. Thank you for keeping us informed. The kids have kept your mom in their prayers. Emerson prays that Elise won't be sad about her mom.

    Love The Folsoms

  3. Betsy -- I am so very happy to hear that you got up and walked around today. I can't believe all that you have been through in the last week. I continue to pray for you and your recovery. We love you and miss you.
    Elise -- Thank you again for keeping us all posted. I know it takes time. No pressure with hundreds of people stalking your blog now. But we really appreciate it and our prayers are also with you and your family.

  4. Betsy,
    Please continue to feel our prayers and please get well soon. I think of you everyday and wonder how you are doing and what it is that I can do for you. Please be well!

    Very sincerely,
    Kimberly Mac Donagh

  5. Thanks so much for the updates! We are thrilled by each step of progress!

  6. so glad she is able to get up and move around. and it says something too that your dad was able to leave a little while, she is obviously on the mend! yay!!

  7. What a great picture. I love your Mom and your Grandmother - two great ladies. Tell them "hello" and tell Bets I think she's looking awesome. Hurry home so I can visit.