Friday, January 30, 2009
Poking my head in to give an update on Mom and ask once again for healing thoughts/prayers/energy.
Last Saturday my Mother was admitted the hospital with a perforated colon, perhaps resulting from the chemo and radiation but we don't know for sure. The infection was so bad at that point, she was filled with fluid, the doctors advised us that she would only live for 3 days unless they did emergency surgery. Unfortunately in her weakened state there was a very high mortality rate with the surgery as well, so we had a decision to make: sit back and watch her die or take a risk and possibly lose her anyway. Well, as you might imagine, we took the chance, there simply was no other option.
Nearly a week later she is still in ICU but in stable condition though still on a ventilator and highly sedated. We have no idea how long the recovery will be or what the future holds, we are just trying to live each day and deal with the situations as they present itself.
Words can't begin to describe the hell my family has been through this past week, indeed the past 7 months since she was diagnosed with lung cancer. No one should have to endure this, absolutely no one.
All I can say is please, hold fast to your family and friends, give them extra hugs, let go of the stupid stuff we argue about. Just love them as best you know how each and every day because we truly do not know how long we'll have them in our lives.