16 Jul. 2008

A Gift and some not so good news.....

This has taken awhile to post about, sorry Ranae.

Here is the prize that I won on Ranae's blog. It is called Offering From the Heart and it is by Ewe and Eye and Friends. The verse says "Please now accept this little gift an offering from the (heart picture)". It is a gorgeous design, and Ranae also included some DMC Pearl thread, Thank You so much Ranae. I love it, and I am looking forward to stitching it.



















Now for the not so good news. Yesterday I was at a cafe having a coffee with some friends and my mobile rang. It was my Dad and highly unusual for him to call me on my mobile and in the middle of the day. He said that when he got back home from walking their little dog, he found Mum had fallen over in the bathroom, he called an ambulance and the driver suspected that Mum had suffered a stroke. Dad was so upset, understandably, and I just broke down crying. A friend called DH and he came and calmed me down, as all I wanted to do was get in the car and travel the five hours to go and see Mum.
Dad rang later that night, after he had been to see Mum in hospital, half an hour away from where they live, and said that her spirits were high and she had regained some of her 'cheek' while he was there. She has paralysis down her left side and her speech is a little slurred.
She will be in hospital for some time, as she has to have physio and speech pathology. But the best news is that there appears to be no permanent brain damage, there was no bleeding on the brain. Apparently Mum was brushing her hair and dropped her brush, and while picking it up, slipped on the mat. It is not known if the fall caused the stroke, or the stroke caused the fall. Either way it seems that she has fared rather well, Thank God. Now just the long road to recovery.
Please keep Mum in your thoughts and prayers as she begins her recovery, she is a strong and determined woman so we are hoping that these traits see her through this difficult time.

31 comments:

Alison said...

Hope your mum gets well soon. My thoughts are with you all.

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh, I can only imagine how scared you were! I'm so glad there's no permanent damage, and I wish your mom and you entire family the best during her therapy and recovery.

leechbabe said...

A lovely gift from Renea.

How scary about your Mum. I hope her recovery is smooth and speedy.

cathymk said...

Will be thinking of your Mum and your family - must have been a terrible shock for you all.

And what a lovely gift from Renae.

Jane said...

All the very best for your Mum and hoping she has a speedy recovery, Joanne. Such a shock for you and your family.

Lovely prize you won too, btw!

Karoline said...

I'm glad to hear you're Mums doing well. I hope she makes a speedy recovery.

Kathy A. said...

Oh my dear girl - how awful for you. I hope your Mom makes a full and speedy recovery. Keep your chin up.

Jennifer said...

Best wishes to your Mum for a speedy recovery!

Gina E. said...

Joanne, what an awful shock for you while you are so far away. My Mum had her first stroke when she was only 37, and was partially paralysed, but that was in the 1940's and there wasn't the same drugs and therapy around back then. Your Mum will be just fine by the sound of it, even if it takes a few months to get back on track.
BTW thank you for your visits to my blog - I look forward to your comments!
{{Hugs}}

Dee said...

I'm sending my best healing thoughts to your Mom. I hope she is feeling better and that you get down to see her soon.

Blogger isn't letting me see any pictures this morning. So, I'll stop by a little later to see your prize.

Carla said...

I wish your mom has a speedy recovery!

Mylene said...

Sending prayers for your MUM. Hope she'll recover very soon.

Sharon said...

How awful for her and scary for you all. I hope her recovery will go well!

Very lovely prize from Ranae!

Joanie said...

Oh, Joanne! My thoughts and my prayers are with your Mum for a speedy recovery!!! And I'll keep you in my prayers too.

PS. Thanks for leaving such lovely comments on my blog! I love hearing from you.

tkdchick said...

I'm so sorry to read your news! Your Mom will be in my thoughts!

Ranae said...

Joanne, You are so very welcome and not to be sorry for poting so late.
I do pray your mum makes a speedy recovery.
I love to hear when women are strong.

Dawn said...

Your mum and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. (((HUGS)))

Suzanne said...

I am sorry to hear about your mum. I hope she makes a speedy and full recovery.

Congratulations on your prize, you should receive mine in the next day or so.

nicky said...

What terrible news! I wish you strength and your Mum luck on the road to recovery. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Nicky

Carol said...

Oh, I am so sorry for your news. I will keep her and your family in my prayers for a speedy recovery!

Lynn said...

Joanne I am so sorry to hear about your Mum. My Mom lives 8 hrs away and I know how helpless you feel when something happens and you can't be right there. I will definitely keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Itching To Stitch said...

So sorry to hear about your Mom. I'll be praying for her ;)

staci said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your mum (and family) for a full and speedy recovery. {{hugs}}

Bliss said...

Add my prayers for your mother to the list. Stay strong, kiddo. Your father's going to need it. Hugs for you from me.

Jenna said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum. I hope that she, you and your family remain resilient through the long road ahead and that she experiences a nice recovery. *hug*

Kim B said...

Oh my goodness - we will be sure to keep your mum and your family in our prayers.

AnnMcD said...

Joanne...I hope your Mom will recover quickly and completely...meanwhle I have given you an award...details on my blog
Ann

Erica said...

Hi Joanne,
So sorry about your mother's stroke.
It will take some time for all of you to recover from this! I went through it with my dad.
My prayers and best wishes will be with you,
Erica

shakatak66 said...

I'm sorry to hear of your Mum's stroke - fingers crossed for a speedy recovery for her. Big hugs to all of you {{hugs}}

Chrissie said...

Joanne, I have just read your post about your Mum's stroke and I am truly sorry. I do hope she is making good progress. Sending healing thoughts.
Chrissie

Pumpkin said...

Again, I'm SO sorry to hear this Joanne. It is good news that she didn't have any brain damage and I'm sure with her determination, she can regain some use on her left side. I will be keeping my fingers crossed :o)

Congrats on your winnings. That IS a lovely chart!

An Aussie girl who loves to cross stitch