"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-29-2009, 07:45 PM   #41
Master Chef
 
Vanilla Bean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Washington State
Posts: 7,133
I'm sorry I didn't respond to this sooner. I'm so sorry, Susan! My prayers are with you right now and your familly! God Bless to you!
__________________

__________________
A little kindness goes a long way.
Vanilla Bean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 08:28 PM   #42
Sous Chef
 
mikki's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ashville, NY
Posts: 776
Send a message via AIM to mikki
susan try to keep strong for your moms sake. my thoughts are with you both
__________________

__________________
mikki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 08:34 PM   #43
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
Susan, just know that you and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers! This is for your mom.

__________________
texasgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 09:19 PM   #44
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Uncle Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Small Town Mississippi
Posts: 17,392
{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Miss Susan}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
__________________
There is only one Quality worse than Hardness of Heart, and that is Softness of Head.

Kool-Aid...Think Before You Drink
Uncle Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 09:38 PM   #45
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: N.E., Ohio
Posts: 1,644
Thanks but when one has two kinds of dementia (alzheimers and vascular dementia and has been declining over time) it does not look good. Pneumonia and bronchitis can really weaken an elderly person and can be very deadly. She is also diabetic, has high blood pressure and emphysema (2d hand smoke) and a pacemaker. If she survives, she will be very weak and will probably further decline mentally. It is why I am so upset. She may wind up cycling in and out of the hospital like my father did before her. Anytime she is out of her routine it is not good for her.

As you can see I have no illusions and it hurts like he**.
__________________
PieSusan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 11:07 PM   #46
Head Chef
 
Saphellae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 1,611
I'm sorry Susan, it is difficult seeing a parent age. All you can do is be there for her and love her, and I know you do both and more. We are always thinking about you. *hugs*
__________________
Saphellae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2009, 11:12 PM   #47
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: N.E., Ohio
Posts: 1,644
^Thanks, everyone for being so sweet to me. It is so hard on me. I am very sensitive and cry easily.
__________________
PieSusan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2009, 12:09 AM   #48
Certified Cake Maniac
 
LPBeier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Great "Wet" North, Surrey, BC
Posts: 18,944
Susan, I am here for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom.
__________________
Living gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/caffiene-free and loving it!


http://beinglydia.com
LPBeier is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2009, 03:02 AM   #49
Master Chef
 
cara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hannover, Germany
Posts: 5,763
Susan,
don't give up hope!
Maybe everything will be okay afterwards...
Your Mom is in best hands at the hospital, they know what to do..

keep strong and prayers for you and your Mom!
__________________
LiGruess cara ~~~ Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
cara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2009, 07:27 PM   #50
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: N.E., Ohio
Posts: 1,644
^Well, she wants to try to make a recovery but she is in G-d's hands. She is weak and exhausted and I do not know if she will wind up cycling in and out of the hospital like my dad did in the end. All I can do is be there and let her know that I love her. She still has enough of a quality of life that I do not want to let her go if I do not have to. She still knows me and enjoys music and going out to eat. She loved it when I took her to plays and the ballet. We shall see what she is willing to do. She is eating, she is taking her meds but she would not walk with the physical therapist today and she slept a lot. Her chest hurts from all the coughing.
Sigh, thanks for all the prayers. I wish that I could say that I had a good day. I am still grieving my friend Dave and my mom is very sick.
__________________

__________________
PieSusan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.