Gut Rumbles

February 24, 2005

mama's back home

Mama got out of the hospital today. That's the good news. She can breathe again, too, which is also good news. But she's on morphene and every other kind of drug the doctor can prescribe now. That AIN'T good news.

The last time I saw her, I mildly jumped mama's ass for not taking the pain-killers the doctors gave her. "Dammit, mama! You've got 'em for a reason. Take 'em. You don't have to sit there and hurt!"

"I've never needed a crutch in my life," she replied, all hard-headed and stubborn. "I'll take 'em when I need them, not before. I'm doing just fine."

Well, she's doped to the gills now and I expect her to stay that way for a while. She didn't give up, but she gave in. Sometimes, enough is enough. I'll go see her tomorrow and I hope she's awake when I arrive. I want to hug her.

I love my mama.


.. best wishes to you and your Mother, Rob....

Posted by: Eric on February 24, 2005 07:21 PM

Glad to hear that she's home and breathing easier!

Posted by: zonker on February 24, 2005 09:07 PM

Give her a very soft hug. Not breathing is scary, especially when you're the one doing the not.

I hope she is more comfortable, even if it requires being zoned out.

You're a good son.

Posted by: Kim on February 24, 2005 10:29 PM

You once mentioned your mama reads your blog. Your writting seems to have a different pace to it when you are talking about one you love. It shows. If A dumb ol yankee can pick that up from your words. I am willing to bet your mama can. I guess what I am saying is go.....go take time to be with her ...this place will keep. She's much more importent. You are a good son. It shows in your words.

Posted by: Guy S. on February 24, 2005 11:06 PM

Much sympathy, Robb--My mom died a year ago, and I still wish I could have asked her more questions before she hurt to bad to talk.

Posted by: Brett on February 25, 2005 04:07 PM
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