Friday, April 1, 2011

Braving New Experiences

Mom's days continue to be filled with multiple forms of therapy.  Her voice and swallowing has improved so much, it's wonderful!  She is sleeping more restfully at night with less and less trouble with aspirating her saliva.  Her strength and endurance is improving miraculously.

This week, Mom was brave enough to travel with Tim and I in our RV.  We had made plans months ago to attend a group gathering of friends at the Jackson Rancheria RV Park.  Mom came over with us on Tuesday morning and I brought her back to Napa yesterday.  She did great and spent most of Wednesday outside, enjoying the scenery and fresh air.  Here are a few pictures from her new experience RVing.

Just checking things out

Enjoying the warm weather!

Concentrating on her hand of Pinochle

Preparing hors d'oeuvres for Happy Hour

Crocheting bunnies for Easter
By the way ... she beat both of us at Chinese Checkers and Pinochle!!

Next week she has an appointment with Dr. Mirda.  I expect her first scan will be ordered at that time.  I will post again with an update following that appointment.

We hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful Spring weather!



  1. Grandma,

    You look wonderful! It looks like you had a great time. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself! Continue to feel better!

    Mary Frances

  2. Thanks again for the update Pattie. This has certainly been a long journey. Makes me smile to see mom progressing.

    Hugs and love from Mary Ellen and Don.