I wanted to drop in and say a quick hello and to let you know that I am still here! Thank you all so very much for all the heartfelt prayers and messages of encouragement and healing for my mother. She has completed a huge part of the testing process and we now have some answers. We were fortunate to be working with one of the top neurologists in the United States, he and his staff have been wonderful.
My mother has a form of epilepsy that is stemming from the right side of her brain. We are unsure how or why this started to happen. It could have been from a blow to the head she received in the past or it could be related to the dementia, which can sometimes happen. She is on medication that is controlling the symptoms and doing really well. There has been some irreversible damage to two portions of her brain due to the seizures.
She is back home now and enjoying the beautiful spring weather we are having here. She has finally made peace with having to let go of my childhood home. She and my step-father moved just 1/4 of a mile down the road from us a couple of years ago and until recently she has not been happy here but her attitude has changed in the last few weeks and I think she will indeed find some joy in her semi-new environment. One very amazing thing is that her thinking has been very clear lately and she seems more like her old self. We are so very thankful for all the good thoughts and wishes.
I hope to be back to regular posting and responding to your comments next week. Today, I have the entire day to myself! I am beyond excited to spend it as I wish. I am off to explore the out of doors, my heart is longing to experience spring through more than a mere look through a window. I hope you will do something today that brings you joy, have a wonderful weekend!