Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011

Once again, I am sorry for the delay. Life continues to roll at its rapid pace. Things have gone as well as anyone could expect. Mom is waiting in extreme anticipation for her new prosthetic. She is being fitted this week and with her continued determination, she will be cruising around like there's no tomorrow. She will continue with the harsher antibiotic for a few more weeks in light of the slow healing process of the stump. Once she has completed her round and the stump has healed fully, her body should have the chance to relax and focus on more routine processes. Her particular complaint is hair growth, a problem that she (or anyone in our family) has never experienced and finds a tad distressful. Despite these set backs, she still manages quite well hoping around but, apparently, the position for Easter Bunny has already been filled leaving her solely with the option of being fitted for a new Susie Q. All of the wounds from the last surgery, excluding a section on the bottom of her stump, are completely healed if not incredibly close to being so. There is astounding improvement in the functionality of her neck as well as the appearance.

After having gone to her grandson's birthday, a few track meets, and finally Mexico, and a few Easter parties, I think that it is safe to say that life is finally settling in to something recognizable for Mom. She has improved so drastically over the last few months in ways that we never would have thought possible. Why we never would have thought possible has become mystery as we all know how incredibly determined and ridiculously amazing she is. I thank the world everyday for helping us to believe in her and giving her the strength to fight in the way that suits her most deeply. 

There will always be small battles over the mobility of this or that, but with all considered, Mom has beat every challenge in her own time and we all have faith that she will continue to do so. Her desire to truly live her life and love her family is beyond and capacity that I would have considered possible in life. As it stands today, she is waiting for the word and we will begin more intensive physical therapy in Tucson a few days a week and she will be back to her independence in no time.

I will be posting new pictures within the next day so that everyone that has not had the chance to visit with her lately will be able to see her progress. 


  1. He hears our prayers and He answers them, thank You Jesus!! :) So happy for your wonderful news, and way to go, Momma!! She's such an awesome role model for her loved ones (and for those admiring her from afar!! :0) )!

    Enjoy today!
    Hugs & Prayers

  2. I am so glad for an update. I check often. Always thinking of you. The blog is on my toolbar!
    St Louis

  3. I am so excited to hear your mom is doing great. My son was also @ Mericopa Medical Burn Center in the ICU when you mom was there. I would see the doctors come in and out and i would say a little prayer for her even before meeting you Dad, Bobby and some of aunts and grandparents. I have thought and prayed for your mom and your family everyday. I know how hard and long the recovery processs is and i also know how the power of prayer will continue to heal our burn victims and SURVIVORS. My regards to your father from the Holguin Family.

  4. Yeah!!
    glad to hear this great news...and we all know she can have some of meghan's hair LOL

  5. I have recently been following along, and after going through a number of posts, I think your Mom, and your entire family are AMAZING!!!

    As you all already know, your mom is the definition of strength, determination, endurance, and above all, inspiration!! I appreciate you guys for sharing your story.

    I have been though, and continue to go through my very own challenges, and I am thankful to have your family to look to for inspiration!

    Thank you!