Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Girl time!

As I mentioned in my previous post, my mom (YaYa) had double knee replacement surgery almost a month ago. She was very brave to get them both done at the same time, but thankfully she is well on her way to recovery. She had her surgery done down here in the Springs by a very well known surgeon. So that made it easier for us to visit her in the hospital and rehab hospital. Unfortunately, she didn't have a great experience at the rehab hospital. They were actually doing a terrible job caring for her, so she went home a lot earlier than expected. Gabe, Avery and I were able to get her home, but couldn't stay with her for an extended time. So Jenny flew home from Durango ( she just moved there) to care for her for a week. Then Steph flew in from NYC to stay with her for the next week. I picked Steph up from the airport and Avery and I went to Greeley to hang out for a few days. It was nice to have some girl time with my mom and sisters. We haven't had that in a long time, so it was fun! I'm so proud of my mom. She has gained so much strength in such a short time. She was already taking short walks around the block, that's amazing! I enjoyed the time we spent with her in Greeley!

Here are a bunch of photos from the last few weeks....its been busy! We took a lot of photos!

Auntie Stephie didn't want to say goodbye to sweet Aves!

Avery played Peak-a-boo with YaYa!
Align Center

Avery took her first bath in the sink! She loved it!

Avery and Momma head shot!

Avery loves walks!

The 3 of us sisters and Avery went on a nice walk while the weather was nice...it was stormy the rest of the weekend.

Auntie Stephie was so happy to see Avery!

Auntie JJ playing with Aves

Here is my mom about 2 weeks after her surgery. Jenny drove her back down to the Springs for a follow up appointment. She looked great, she was already walking without her walker. And came to my 2nd floor apartment! I was so impressed because when I was with her right after we got her home, she was very ill and could barely talk because the meds were making her so sick.


Steph Shaw Johnson said...

You're right about that -- I didn't want to say goodbye to you or Avery! It was a BLAST seeing you and seeing that precious Aves beginning to smile. I'm so glad we got to hang out with mom and have some much-needed sister time!! Miss you already!

Steph Shaw Johnson said...

Mom looks amazing after her surgery!