Sunday, May 10, 2009

Weekend rollercoaster

It is pretty late on sunday night but I know that a lot of people are wondering about mom so before I go to bed (notice I didn't use the word sleep since it has been something that hasn't come easily for me lately) I will try to talk about the past few days.

Before I go any further I wanted to share that the oncologist told me that mom could only have about a week left with us because I asked him if my brother and sister who live out of town should get here and he said yes. The cancer grew very fast and in fact has grown into the other hemisphere of the brain so there really isn't any treatment that will bring her back from this, in his opinion. Robert got his flight booked and got here on friday afternoon and since Nancy can't fly anymore she and her husband, Paul, got in their car and drove 6 hours on friday to get here to see mom.

After 72 hours of mom being unconscious she woke up yesterday and started eating and talking to us as best as she can with the deficits she has had because of this cancer. While a part of you thinks this is a miracle the test results do not lie and the reason for this sudden turn around is because they raised her steroid dose and also the nurse that she had for the weekend backed off on the morphine they were giving her. So we have had a gift from God in that her children and grandchildren have had some special time with her this weekend.

I am truly hoping that tomorrow we will get some news on when she is going to be transferred to a hospice facility because she will be better cared for (in my opinion) once she is there compared to a regular hospital. I had hoped that she would have been settled into the Good Shepard hospice but it being the weekend nothing gets done so we have to wait for tomorrow.

The only positive in all of this is that I got to spend some more time with my little sister before she gives birth which by the looks of her could be pretty soon!! We shared some good family time and talked about a lot of our memories of mom.

Please understand that I can't make phone calls or answer many emails at the moment, I am doing the best I can just to stay on top of my family and what needs to be done for mom. I hope that everyone who wants to know about mom will just continue to stop in and read my blog entries.

Thank you for your prayers!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

if you have the chance or thing about it
give her my love
Madeleine

June said...

Linda, I know no words can really help at this time, but you take care of your Mom, you and your family. That's all you can do right now, I just wish there was more than words I could give you. I'm glad she was able to visit with everyone yesterday and really hope she is able to move to hospice today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I'm so greatful that your mom was able to wake and see all of you there and be able to talk to her family.

My prayers are constant for all of you my dear friend.

(((HUGS)))
Mary

mama j said...

((Hugs)) Linda-and family! I am so glad to hear that Nancy and Robert both made it back, this weekend.

No need to apologize for "not being able" to email-etc. Anyone who knows and loves you--UNDERSTANDS!

Continued prayers Linda.

Laura said...

I am so sorry to hear this Lin, but I am happy that you all had a chance to talk with her and that she knew you were there. That is a gift that some people don't get a chance to say the things they want.

Much love & peace heading your family's way from us. (((hugs)))

Ellen said...

Linda we are so glad that your mom was able to see and talk to all of you yesterday what a special gift that was. Everyone knows and understands that your time now needs to be spent with your mom and your family not sending emails. Everyone at work sends their love and prayers.

ScrapnKel said...

Linda, I'm so glad your family is able to get there and be with her when needed. I'm constantly thinking and praying for you all. ((hugs)).

Deb said...

You and your family are in my thoughts. I pray that there is peace and calm for each family member as well as your very dear mom during this time.

Just A Scrappy Gal said...

I'm really glad to hear that everyone was able to get to her & that she was able to know that.

Many prayers continued for you & your family at this time.