We are back home - hooray! We got home late last night (Friday night). Things were crazy on Wednesday when it was determined that I'd be leaving and taking the little ones with me. I was able to leave a bit earlier than planned (was on the road by 4 pm), and was hoping to get to mom's around 7:30 pm or so. Well, that plan was derailed when I was stuck in traffic for 3 HOURS because of a tractor trailer that was on fire! Seriously! It took 3 hours to go 9 miles. it was unreal. The kids were troopers - Jacob was amazing, and Callie MOSTLY held in together. But I was about to lose it! We ended up getting to Mom's around 10:30 pm that night. So much for getting to bed early!!
Mom's surgery went well on Thursday. It took 2.5 hours - longer than expected, because it was more "crushed" than they anticipated, but she did well. She was in recovery longer than normal too - the anesthesia worked her over a bit. That's always the worst part, I think. She was in a good bit of pain too from the 2 plates they put in. She was a trooper though, and once we got home that night, she started to perk up a bit. I was SO thankful that my kids did well. Mom had arranged a lady to come and watch them for me so I could be with Mom at the hospital all day. So they woke up to a strange lady there. And then because everything took longer than planned, baby sitter #2 had to come later that afternoon to relieve the first sitter - but the kids did fine. What a blessing - I know it was God. Mom did well that night - I got her up every 4 hours to help go to the bathroom, eat a little something, drink something, take her medicine, etc.
On Friday, she was like a new person! Pain finally under control, no nausea, etc. We spent most of the day up in her bed with her - Jacob watched Animal Planet with her and would bring her ginger ale or her medicine. Callie loved the cuddle time too!
I was glad that she was doing so much better when I left her last night. Thanks for your prayers!