Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hospital Food and Update on Mom

At Altru, the Prairie Winds Cafe provides a convenient place for staff and families to have a quick meal without leaving the hospital.  On Sunday, the hot food line offered Cheesy Potatoes...ummm...not exactly health food.  Emily's theory...Comfort Food.  Yes, indeed.  We each ordered a portion...And it was enough for two meals.  We each took a To-Go Box.
While all foods can be a part of a healthy diet, I believe that moderation is the key. For yesterday's lunch, I appreciated the sandwich station where you can request whole grain breads and vegetables.  We all know that so many people have health problems related to poor lifestyle habits.

So many have expressed concern for mom.  Thank you for all of your calls and emails.
Her surgery was successful, and her doctors are satisfied with her progress so far.  Considering she is 89 and has a heart condition, they say she is doing as well as can be expected.
This is her 4th day in the Critical Care Unit.  She is here because her heart rate was too high, and blood pressure too low, but medications are being adjusted to stabilize this.

She wondered if I was watching TV up over her left shoulder...so I took a pic to show her the 'TV' that is displaying her 'numbers'.  She also wondered what that clicking noise was to her right...so I will show her this elaborate tower that holds her IV lines.

We visit in short spurts, between naps.  She wanted to talk about lefsa.  She says she can't find it in the store.  I reminded her that no 'store-bought' lefsa is as good as the lefsa we make ourselves.  This year, she peeled all the potatoes.  We made a double batch.
She likes to watch over us as we roll and turn them on the griddle.
She is so pleased that the next generation will carry this family tradition forward.

13 comments:

Oklahoma Granny said...

So happy to hear the doctors are happy with your mom's progress. I remember your earlier post about lefsa.

Blessings to you and your family this Easter season.

marie said...

That's such good news about your mom!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the update on your mom. I've been thinking and praying for her. You have such a neat family and are so blessed!

Nancy

Carol said...

Ahh, sounds like she's in good spirits and pretty alert. What a wonderful mother you have. Well wishes for her:) Hugs~Carol

Busy Bee Suz said...

So happy to hear she is stable...I pray that she makes a full recovery and gets back to her sweet life.
Moderation...you are so right about that. But man, those cheesy taters look delish!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Good news about your mom...you've been on my mind and each time I see a new post I worry....

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

SO happy to hear that your mom is progressing. I hope she is out of the critical car unit soon!
Kim

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Glad to hear that your Mom is doing as well as she is! Will continue to pray for her continued healing.
Hugs, Karen

Suzanne said...

It sounds like good news. Glad she's progressing nicely.

Pam said...

So thankful to hear your mom is doing well!

Chatty Crone said...

I hope like the others this is great news! Prayers being sent your way. sandie

sweetiepie said...

Natalie, I am so happy to hear your mom is doing well. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers that she will enjoy a speedy recovery and be back to her old self asap.

Kathy said...

Keeping you all in my thoughts.