Friday, March 28, 2008

Please pray for my mom....

This has NOTHING to do with frugal living. It is a purely selfish post. I posted a while back that my mom had been diagnosed with breast cancer. FFwd- she had a masectomy (sp?) a month ago and she has had to have 2 more surgeries since, both times to clear the drain tube. She is 67 and 3 times of anestesia (again sp?) in a month has taken it's toll. She was in the hospital 2 weeks ago with pneumonia and was released. This morning she was having trouble breathing but sent my step-dad to work as normal. About 30 min. after he left she called him and told him she couldn't breathe. He told her he was on his way. At 8:12am she called 911. The fire dept were first on the scene at 8:17am, and she was in cardiac arrest and not breathing. We know that she had gotten to the front door to unlock it but we think when she went back to her room she collapsed on the floor b/c that's where they found her. She is in ICU now but not responding, and not breathing on her own. Her lungs "look really bad" and are filled with fluid. To make matters worse, she was at the cardiologist yesterday and my step-dad asked him to listen to her lungs and he told him he didn't hear anything abnormal. HELLO?? Even the ER doctor said, the fluid couldn't build up like it is overnight. It had to have been like that for days. The neurologist said that she is showing signs of serious brain damage to her brain stem, which is the worst kind. Basically, IF she wakes up she isn't going to be the same person that we know. I am praying for a miracle but she wouldn't want to live like she is now. If God decides for her to be like she is now I just want him to take her. I don't want my step-dad to have to make any decisions regarding keeping her as incapacitated. I'm hoping she will wake up tomorrow and be okay but I am preparing myself for the worst. Please just keep her in your prayers, as well as my step-dad. He is beside himself and blaming himself for not being there. He loves her so much. If anyone else has been through this and has any encouraging words I would really appreciate hearing the story. Thanks if you got this far..........

4 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh sweetie! I'm so sorry about your mama.
My mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer followed by brain cancer at the age of 49, when my daughter was just 9 months old. It is so hard to see your loved one's body struggling. Spend as much time near her as you can, touch her and talk to her.
I will pray that the God of all miracles will comfort you with his love. If you want to talk more, me email is on my blog. Take care.

Monica said...

What a difficult time for you and your family. I am so soryy.

You'll be in my prayers in the coming days. Praying for peace and wisdom.

Angie Hopkins said...

(((((HUGS)))) and prayers for your family. If you need anything please email me. I pray for peace and comfort.

Angie

April@Crafty*Nesty*Thrifty said...

Your mother, stepfather, and you and your loved ones are in my prayers. Hugs, April.