Saturday, July 29, 2006

Update on mom

Mom was moved to a rehabilitation center today after spending two weeks in the hospital. Her evaluation will no doubt be on Monday and then things will be started. She is not happy to be there but more to the point, I don't think she is happy to be alive. I discovered today that there have been multiple opportunities for mom to have died in the last two weeks; congestive heart failure, a bleeding ulcer, another stroke. In the end there was no stroke and lasix has taken care of the heart problem for now. She has been withdrawn from another med which will result in rapid bone loss and if she falls she will surely fracture more than her foot. Also, the decrease of asparine has increased her chances substantially for another stroke. I will be with her everyday, probably twice a day urging her to fight back.

You may be asking why we are fighting so hard for mom to live. For us it is about the quality of life. We can't just let her go and my worst fear is that she will not be strong enough to return to her apartment at St. Thomas. That leaves us with few acceptable options for skilled nursing care.

My continued gratitude for your faithful thoughts and prayers on mom's behalf,
Annie

10 comments:

paris parfait said...

Annie, bless you and your family as you face these mounting challenges. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong, my friend.

Beth said...

I miss you Annie,,and I feel so bad for you and your Mom. I sure do dread when I get to that place with my Mom. I do remember you and her in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there Annie!
Hugs,
Beth

Star said...

You are certainly in my thoughts. I know this is a very difficult time. Keep hanging in there with your mom.

trailbee said...

I shall ask for your peace of mind and soul. You have done all the rest, more actually.

Daisy Lupin said...

This a very stressful time for you, and it something either most of us have gone through or are going to have to go through with our parents in the near future. I have been through it with my dad, and am now watching my mother become less and less able. We just have to get through it don't we? I know it is exceptionally stressful, wearing and can even make you feel sick yourself, and it is also very tiring. You are in my thoughts. Love xx

Kathy N said...

Annie, I wandered over here from another blog and read about your Mom. My 83 yo Mother is having similar issues. After her stroke last year, she spent a few months in rehab center. She is now living at home with twice weekly nursing visits and family help.

I hope no one questions why you're fighting for her life. Until they've actually been there, they can't imagine the decisions you have to make on your Mother's behalf.

Blessings.

Becca said...

Thanks for the update, Annie. I wish it was better news. You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through the days ahead.

the Caitlinator said...

Hang in there. We're all thinking of you.

Autrice DelDrago said...

Still in my prayers each day!

miss*R said...

keeping you all in my prayers & my heart - much love xox