Creative Jewelling & Life

Dear Readers,

Thank you for leaving your beautiful and lovely messages for Mom (and us) to read. We are now very close to the time where Mom can read them for herself.

Both of the last posts were written after we had received positive news regarding Mom’s development. And shortly after I had published them her health took a turn for the worse again. A part of me wondered if I had been too quick to pass on the news of her improvements. I feel almost scared of writing a new positive update as a fear started growing in me. What if Mom would get worse again? I could not take another of the free falls in the roller coaster of emotions. I hope it will not be like that this time.

Mom has been at the hospital for well over a month. She is now awake and talks and seems better. She is longing to get out of the hospital and be with the animals again. Which brings me to my next point.

I noticed that I have left out to write much about the animals and for this I am sorry. Odin is feeling much better and though he is 4 years old, he is still acting like a puppy in many ways. He would like to cuddle and play all day long, at least until he needs sleep. Odin loves his Mom and we know he misses her but he is strong. He is done taking his medication and fools around like the big and loving dog he is.

The cats are older and have always had Mom at their side and to them other humans cannot make up for her not being home. Bully was never particularly fond of anyone else than Mom and has always been a bit moody. Sometimes he would graciously come by and expect to be cuddled for a minute or two, before he would find that this was enough and then leave again. And if the human he had specially offered the honour to cuddle him would not react promptly, he would make sure to indicates his dislike of our lack of thankfulness by biting us in the knee. As Mom has been away for so long he has decided to warm up to me and even came to bed to cuddle for a while. I was almost speechless to begin with.

Mr. White has been battling illness for the last years, so he seems older and not any longer like a young cat. He is mostly interested in humans when he can put his claws in their lap or get fed some of the extra delicious cat food that Mom has in her storage. He likes cuddling but prefers to spend most of his time laying in the shade, relaxing and enjoying the Spanish summer heat. He and I have always been friends and he comes by to cuddle whenever he feels like it. And Odin, the poor boy, gets jealous instantly and runs over like he has been starving for cuddles, and the cats flee to avoid being stepped on by this big, jealous, goofy Goliath.

Moms improvement has been very slow, which left me without news to share most days. If she was improving, most of the time she would be taking a small step towards the better; most of the time followed by half a step backwards. As you can imagine her recovery will take a while. She is slowly able to eat normal food, and she can sit in an armchair. She still needs a lot of support but she is awake and planning a plot on how to get out of the hospital soon 🙂

I have reminded Mom of the many people who have been sending her support, love and care. I know that many of you have been very worried, and yet you have offered us (the family) your support. This is nothing less than amazing. Mom will be allowed to read a bit on the internet tomorrow, so she will read your comments and I will send her the link to Amy’s blog post too. She has asked me to thank all of you for everything you have done to support us, and to make sure that you know how much she appreciates the care.

Someone has ordered a piece of her jewellery within the last few days. If the person reads this, please rest assured that it will be sent to you. But first Mom will need to get out of the hospital. And after such a long time in the hospital bed, she needs to relearn to walk before she can get home. Please do not leave a bad review because of the delay in the shipping. If wish to cancel the order, we will find a way to solve the matter.

Mom is still not having a lot of energy, so I do not expect her to reply to all messages so fast. But she will read it and she will think of you and be thankful for her network. You have all been so kind and loving. When she is ready to do so, she will write a blog post herself.

Take care and once again thank you for everything you have done to help all of us.


Comments on: "Good news to Mom’s followers" (63)

  1. gwenniesgardenworld said:

    I hope she will be able to come home soon !!!it’s the best place to heal, especially when there are animals around !!! get well soon Irene !!

  2. Hi Irene, glad to hear your Mom is improving and hoping she will be home soon. Also very happy to hear that Odin is doing better. Really hope everything continues to get better for you all!!

  3. Hi Claire glad to hear your mum is improving. I don’t blame Irene for wanting to escape hospital but hope she takes it easy. I loved all the detail about her pets. Lovely. No doubt she can’t wait to see them! Much love, Marje xxx

  4. Thank you for the update, Claire 🙂 Don’t worry about jinxing your mom by giving us good news… I’m thinking about all of you very often, hoping Irene finally gets permission to get back home soon! Your mom is a Viking, she’ll fight this with the strenght of many, and she has my warmest thoughts by herside always!

    Take good care, and I’ll be waiting for more good news!!

    P.S. No rush at all, but if you could send me an adress via my “Get in contact” page, I’d like to send Irene a little something… 🙂

  5. […] via Good news to Mom’s followers — IreneDesign2011 […]

  6. Continuing well wishes!!!! And thank you for the updates.

  7. Thank you for the update, Claire! I appreciate your time and efforts to keep us in the loop. Still keeping Irene, her fur-babies, and your family in prayer. Take care. ❤

  8. great news and thanks for the updates )

  9. You go this, Irene! You’ll be back home around your fur babies soon and having the time of your life. God Bless and know how very much you are loved. Claire, thank you so much for being who you are. You are a blessing to your mother and a gift to those of us who would never know this information any other way. I continue to thank God for the strength he sends to you and your family each day. ❤

  10. Thank you for the update on Irene, sending love ❤

  11. Hi Irene, Oh how I have been sending you tons and tons of healing energy. I hope you continue to heal and just know there are sooooo many of us that are supporting you from all over the globe. Bless you, dear Irene; I look forward to hearing a wonderful report! In light, Cher xo

  12. This is so good to hear, Claire. Whatever you do, make sure your Mom is unsuccessful in her scheming to get out! Love and hugs from Sarah xx

  13. Thanks for sharing the good news! I hope Irene’s recovery moves quickly.

  14. Thanks so much for the update. Here’s hoping the hospital-escape plan can be carried out soon.

  15. This is so wonderful to hear. Thank you for the update. Sending her and your family, hopes. prayers and love!

  16. It sounds like your Mom is getting stronger. Tell her I am sending along wishes for her continued recovery one step at a time.

  17. Keep the faith. Your mom is getting stronger and we continue to pray for her speedy recovery. We ask for blessings for you and the family as well. Bless you, all. ☼

  18. What wonderful news! Thank you so much for the update, Claire. 🙂
    Continued positive thoughts, Irene! Much love. ❤

  19. I know you are award free and not blogging right now, but I couldn’t keep you off of my list. I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Just had to mention your blog. 🙂

  20. Thank you so much for the update and for the update on Odin!! I had been wondering if he was better. Recovery is a process, always so much slower than we want or can imagine, but one gets there in time. Keeping in mind the light is at the end of the tunnel and life will return to normal eventually is what one must try to focus on. I suffered an accident 5 years ago and never thought life would return to normal, but it did though it did take a long time. Most important is to let the body heal, and then slowly regain strength. I think of you Irene so often and pray that you will return to the ocean you love, your Odin and cats, making your beautiful jewelry. Stay strong, keep hope. Thinking of you and sending love- Lisa

  21. As long as she is back up… So glad things are looking so positive. And so great of you to update on the animals – I had been wondering about Odin! Sending lots of love and strength to you!

  22. Wonderful news to wake up to Claire… I know your mum, Irene will continue her improvement, slowly but surely as it’s like learning a new way of living again. We are all holding the vision of Irene reaching her highest potential, coming home and enjoying her animals and life in Spain x much love to you all x barbara x 😘❤️

  23. Hi Claire, thank you so much for this post. I have been worried about your mom, and she is forever in my thoughts. I am happy to hear she is awake, and taking one day at a time for her recovery. It is going to be a long road ahead, but your mom will do it, and I just know that as soon as she is able to get home to Odin and her cats, she is miraculously going to heal. They are her children too, and I know how much she loves them, and they her. Thank you so much for the update on her babies, Odin has had me worried for quite some time, so that was a relief hearing he is back feeling well again. The cats are amazing with their little characters, and I definitely could relate to your news on them and how they have been through this whole ordeal. Claire, thank you for everything, thank you for the updates, I know this has been a scary time for both you and your brother as well, but thank you. Please give your mom my love and know that she and her family are in my thoughts. I look forward to her being well again. Please give Odin a big love and hugs, as well as Bully and Mr White. I am sure all the extra love and hugs will be appreciated by them. Take care, Claire. Lots of Love, Lynne xxx

  24. It is hard on the fur babies, Im sure they are missing your Mum. It sounds like she is on the road to recovery, with her plotting her escape from the hospital! That is always a good sign. We will keep praying and sending lots of love her way, and to you her family. Hugs. 💐

  25. Thanks so much for the update and glad to hear that she is doing better. I know her fur babies are missing her even more than we are, so hopefully she is back home again to love and cuddle them soon. Mavis

  26. anroworld said:

    Thank you for the update! We are all with you, dear Irene, and think of you and know that soon, very soon, you will be very well!

  27. So wonderful of you to post this update! Your mother is so thoughtful and lovely and you are much like her.

  28. Thank you very much for the update on Irene and the animals, Claire. This is so kind of you. I’m trying to send strength to you and your brother, and healing to Irene. I’m relieved that Odin is better. I know Irene is relieved that he is finally better. She’s been so worried. We all look forward to the time Irene is feeling well enough to go home and finish healing. She is lucky to have two such wonderful, supportive children. She must be so proud of you both. Take good care of each other. You are very kind to give us news.

  29. Thank you so much for this update on Irene, I send Irene daily my thoughts and prayers and I am smiling so wide, knowing she is recovering so well.
    Tell Irene, your Mum, that she must regain her strength before attempting to get back into the blogging world.. We all love her and I know many are sending their prayers and doing their energy work to send out to her.. Thank you again Claire..

    Lots of Love Irene.. Sending you Huge Hugs and lots of Healing Light out to you..
    Love and Blessings
    Sue ❤ ❤

  30. I’m so glad to hear she is doing better. I hope she’ll be released from the hospital soon so she can be with her family and pets. I’m still praying for you and your family, Irene. ❤

  31. BIG HUGS, Irene! You are an amazing woman and sooooooo lucky to be alive. I pray daily for you and will not stop either! Thank you, Claire, for this update and telling us how the animals are doing. I look so forward in hearing Irene is finally home!!! 😘😘😘

  32. Dear Claire, It’s lovely to hear news of how mum is doing. Sending lots of love and healing thoughts to mum and your family. Irene, may you get stronger everyday and I cannot wait to hear the news that you are home and surrounded by your loving family, Odin and your other pets. Looking forward to receiving posts of your walks with Odin and life in Spain. Love Milanka. PS: I look forward to your comments about my recipe posts….. 🙂

  33. Thank you for letting us know about Irene! I’m sending her my best thoughts and blessings. Get well, Irene!

  34. This is wonderful news Claire and thank you for updating us. I got a “like” on a post from IreneDesign2011 and I though oooohhhh yesssss she’s recovering 🙂 I’m so glad to hear of the improvement in health. Many hugs to your family. Take care, Irene xx

  35. i’ve been sick for a week. & slowing am recovering.
    i’ve much compassion for your ill health & wish
    you gentle healing & full natural recovery 🙂

    • Thank you very much, David 🙂
      I wish you a healthy recovering, take good care of yourself.
      I’m still at the hospital and expect to be home somewhere in August, so for now, I’m reading in here, when I have the energy.

  36. Small steps get you to the finish line as well. Keep moving forward. Sending heaps of love and positive energy!

  37. Irene – it was lovely to see your “like” pop up in my post. I was devastated when I found out you were sick and I hadn’t realised, had a couple of difficult months where I lost contact with quite a few people, but nowhere near as challenging as your situation. Sending you heaps of love for a steady recovery, and so glad to hear that your fur family is surviving although missing your presence. Again, much love, Mo xxxx

  38. Dear Irene, I am glad to hear of your mom’s improvement. So much has happened in your life of late, and I am sure all of you, pets included, will welcome the return of less eventful times. I am pleased you and the animals have one another.

    • Thank you Michael, but it was me, who was seriously ill and my daughter wished you to know, why she wrote to you.
      I’m still at the hospital and expect to be home somewhere in August, if all go well.
      Greetings for Jennie too 🙂

  39. Great news Irene!

  40. Pawsitive energy & strength to you, your mom & family.

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

  41. May your mum continue to improve!

  42. If you can take her to Europe, do so.
    I mean, there is probably something not right with the treatment.
    I have been fighting such condition for more than a year now. It depletes, it damages kidneys and liver, there is such a fatigue that one cannot even want something.
    It all depends on the choices the doctor makes. There are treatments, but some can be extremely expensive. Unfortunately.
    I strictly believe Europe has better treatment options because I can compare health care here in Canada and back in Latvia. It is way better there. Much faster, much more experimental.
    You don’t want her to be struggling like I am for such an incredibly long time.
    I am also going to Europe in the fall because the treatments here were very extremely inefficient, slow test results, slow testing, lack of interest in patient, etc. All it sometimes takes is to switch medications promptly and monitor patient very closely which means a lot of testing for any function. That is not happening here in Canada.
    Sending best wishes to Irene! I so much hope she is better soon.

  43. Nothing brought a greater smile to my face than to see you comment on my post!! You have been in my prayers and I am elated to hear from you!! My best to you and your family!!

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