Update On My Mom

@CatsandDogs (13964)
United States
May 12, 2008 10:53pm CST
Sorry to keep so many of you waiting!! I've been so beside myself with worry because Mom wasn't doing so well there for a few days. It seemed she was going down hill once again. She slept so much and was labored in her breathing that we kind of lost hope but today she was wide awake, for the most part, and was trying to talk to me!! I was so estatic to see her in a better way than she was for the past few days! Her lungs are full of flem again but the nurses are getting her to cough it up so they can suction her mouth and throat, they had gotten a blood clot as well so there's a lot of blood in the container. The doctors are going to put in a endotracheal tube in her throat on Wednesday so it will be easier to suction out her lungs and throat. Dad was so happy to hear that she tried to talk to me. He wasn't there during this visiting hour because he's so worn out and had to stay home and rest but he told me that he heard some noise outside and went to look out the window and found 5 people outside with lawn mowers cutting his grass!! He's so awed about how sweet and thoughtful his friends are!! How cool is that?! LOL So all in all, it's good news so please keep up with the prayers for God is hearing each and every one of them!! Thanks so much!! I love you guys!!
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@desaig8 (20)
• United States
13 May 08
Hi, that is a wonderful. power of prayer i know very well and you if you do for other it's alway work I know that.
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@Thoroughrob (11756)
• United States
13 May 08
Hopefully she will continue to improve a a fast rate. It was great of his friends to do that for your dad. Hopefully they will keep doing nice things and help keep his spirits up.
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@mummymo (23709)
13 May 08
Oh Honey it has been a real rollercoaster experience for you all hasn't it? So sorry that you were worried about your mum going downhill again and so relieved that she seems to be doing much better now! Of course you are all still in my prayers and will continue to be there as long as is needed! Hugs xxx
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
13 May 08
Hoooooraaay, God is truly good and your mother is a fighter. What is she diagnosed with, if you don't mind me asking?
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
13 May 08
I don't mind at all.... she had a stroke in the brain stem. Most people who've had this kind of stroke don't make it to the emergency room. Mom did. Doctors are baffled over her situation because she is still alive and trying to talk. It affects the vocal cords, gag reflux and swallowing, her nervous system and some mental as well. She's doing better however yesterday she wasn't doing all that good but then again, now that I've thought things over after seeing her today, we're to expect a few set backs between her leaps and bounds that she's making. I just pray that with physical therapy she'll be able to regain most of what she's lost. Not all I'm sure but hopefully most of it.
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@kareng (7985)
• United States
13 May 08
That's wonderful news! I hopes she continues on her way to recovery! Hugs!
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
13 May 08
Thank you!! Me too!! Oh gosh, meeee too!! lol I'll tell ya, I have more grey hair now than I ever had before and they have her name on them!! LOL But you know that I'll love each and every strand when and if she makes it through.... ((((hugs))))
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@kareng (7985)
• United States
13 May 08
:)
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
13 May 08
Oh Cats, this is good news. See. The power of prayer and good friends like you have here on the lot. Hugs sweetheart. Smile now ok? Love you bunches.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
13 May 08
Oh I know about the power of prayer!! I do so know that!! I've had a few bumps and bruises with life and asked God to help me and He did!! And now with so many of you praying for my mom is doing so much wonders for her and I can't thank you all enough!!!! It feels so good to be blessed with so many wonderful friends!!!! Don't worry about me and that nasty email, I'm so over it now but gosh I was so angry that I could've spit nails and they'd hit the wall and stuck!! lol I'm so over it because I know I have to consider the source. Thanks for being there for me hon. Love you too!!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
13 May 08
Glad to hear about being over the email. I don't blame you for being so upset though. But at least now I can sleep knowing you've calmed down and are sounding so much better. Hugs and much love darlin'.
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@julyteen (13261)
• Davao, Philippines
13 May 08
i am happy for the on recovery of your mom, although you felt hard today but don't lost hope your mom can make it. we always here to support you through our prayers. i am happy also to know the good friends of your dad helping him instead to cut the grass in your yard. we always here to monitor your post. see you again.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
13 May 08
Thank you very much for your kind words. Mom and dad have so many wonderful friends and they're all praying for her as well. With all these prayers, God is hearing every one of them! Thanks again!
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
13 May 08
That's good news. Let's just hope that she gets better as days past. I've been following your updates on your mom and so glad that she gets better and better. Don't worry, I'll keep praying for your mom and for your family as well. God Bless you my friend. Think positive, be strong..
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
13 May 08
I can't believe how blessed I am to have such wonderful and caring friends!! Thank you so much!! It means the world to me!! May God Bless You Too!!
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
13 May 08
I am so happy to read this! I had been wondering and was honestly beginning to think things weren't going well at all. And your Dad's friends do sound very sweet also. I'm glad you are all receiving little bits of joy right now!
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
13 May 08
Oh yes!! Bits of joy!! I'll take any at this moment in time but gosh... I just pray that it keeps up on the up and up!! I expect a few set backs (now) because it is a steep up hill climb but thanks to you all praying for her, it's giving her all the more strength to climb this darn hill!! I tell her every day about the responses I've gotten and still getting and she just smiles from ear to ear!! Thank you so much for all your prayers!! They're helping her so much!!
@rockvixen (894)
• United States
13 May 08
Ohh I am so very happy. I keep up with your updates and I am glad that your mother is doing so much better. She is stronger than she feels. I'm keeping her in my prayers, everyday. I also keep you and your family in my prayers. Yes, God is listening, God knows what he/she is doing. I wish you all nothing but wonderful blessings and good wishes and thoughts. Keep us updated. I hope to read more wonderful news about your mom.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
13 May 08
Yeah she is a strong woman, that's for sure. Before she fell ill, she was such a busy body, always into something. She was never still unless she was playing a game on the computer which did her a world of good because it seems she may have some set backs but she's giving a good climb with this up hill battle!! But thanks to all the wonderful prayers that all of you have been giving, it's helped her to climb even better!! Thanks so much!! I really mean that!! Thanks SO much!!
@Hatley (164759)
• Garden Grove, California
14 May 08
CatsandDogs I am so glad your mom is doing better and keeps improving.hope our prayers are helping her too I am sending more in hopes that she gets better and better. take care of yourself too.It must be very hard' on your dad and probably wearing also.hope things do improve.
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@gemini_rose (16193)
13 May 08
Nice to hear from you CatsandDogs, it sounds like your Mum is a real fighter and that is definately good to hear. And how lovely that your Dads friends are helping out like that, it is truly lovely!! I am glad to hear from you anyway, and as usual all my thoughts are with you and your Mum, but keep taking care of yourself too and I will look out for more news from you. xx
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
17 May 08
I pray that things have improved even more since. I am just now responding because I had no internet this week, so I will have to look for another update if you have one.. That was really sweet of your Dad's friends, it is at times like this that your True friends come to light..
@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
16 May 08
Oh my gosh...what wonderful neighbours. This deed must make your family feel pretty good. It's practically reduced me to tears. I'm so sad you are all going through this. It must be so difficult and it sounds so awful for your Mum. I hope you are giving each other lots of hugs. Try to keep smiling sweety. Think about the positives as much as you can. Big hugs to you.