Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I Get By With A Little Help From My Family and Friends

My mother has just finished having invasive surgery to remove a couple of cysts, and what this involved was a whole lot of coordination between me, my two aunts, and a close family friend for four or five days. 

We did 3:00am shuttling back and forth from a hotel to UCLA hospital to my aunt’s house, and we kept my mother (somewhat) calm upon registration to the hospital, and in her post-surgery rest, when she was confused from her already existing dementia along with additional layers of anesthesia and medication. 

The good news was that her cysts were benign and she’s now back home with a nurse beside her along with all of us checking in on her.  It’s been an ordeal, and there is no way I could have done it all myself.  It’s good to have the support of family and friends!