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Old 01-27-2009, 01:55 PM   #21
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Susan, I will be saying a chapter 20 of psalms for your mom. It is a traditional chapter that we say for somebody who is not well or needs help from above.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:17 PM   #22
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Keeping you and your mom in my thoughts...
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:31 PM   #23
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:42 PM   #24
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:22 PM   #25
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Susan dear, its a "mitzvah" that your Mom has you! Take care and know that you're both being thought of........
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:39 PM   #26
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Oh Susan, I just saw this! I'm so sorry your mom is ill. You must be very frightened. Is she comfortable? In pain? I will pray that she can rest peacefully while she makes a complete recovery. Try to rest yourself, Susan, even if it's just in the chair next to her bed.
Thanks to everyone. It is very good Kadesma to know I am not alone and have caring friends here. I am trying my best to take care of me. I am an exhausted wreck. One of my mom's best friends is in the hospital too and it does not look good for her. I love Florence, too.

Yes, I am frightened because I don't know what is best. All I can do is try to accept whatever comes my way and pray that I do not have to make any difficult choices. I have her durable power of heathcare attorney.

She is comfortable and she only has pain when she coughs. They finally switched her to nasal canula that fit better. I am hoping that we caught it early enough and that she can bounce. If she bounces I think she should be able to stay where she is. The breathing treatments make a big difference and she is on iv antibiotics.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:39 PM   #27
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PieSusan, you and your mother are in our thoughts here. We just went through this with PeppA's Mom.
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:59 AM   #28
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Thoughts & prayers en route Susan. Best wishes....
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:10 AM   #29
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Thoughts and prayers sent your way. Pneumonia is really frightening.
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Thoughts and prayers are going your way Susan. Know you're not alone. I know how hard it is to have a loved one so ill. Stay strong.
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:35 AM   #31
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:41 AM   #32
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom. Here's to a speedy recovery.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:19 PM   #33
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Thanks so much everyone. I am exhausted. The roads were so bad that they asked folks not to be on them but I had to be with my mom. A 10-15 minute trek to the hospital took me 45 minutes. The way home, not much better--a half hour.

My mom is stable. Her lungs are loaded but she is drinking fluids and I am getting her to eat some. She is lucid and knows where she is at and I am very happy about that. I am beginning to think that she was over-medicated on top of everything.

I'll be checking things out for a bit, then off to bed for me.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:24 PM   #34
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Thanks so much for giving us the update. I'm glad she is doing better and very glad you made it home safe.
Take a good long rest. Easy your bones. And have a good night.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:46 PM   #35
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Sleep well Susan.....wake to good news!!!!
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:55 PM   #36
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I'm glad you made it there and back safely. I pray you are sleeping well, and I pray that your mom's health continues to improve.

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Old 01-28-2009, 09:09 PM   #37
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May your sleep be restful and uninterrupted sweetie.
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:34 PM   #38
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Dear Susan, I am glad that your Mom is doing better. It's tough to see your loved ones go through things like that. She is blessed to have you, and I believe you are blessed to have her as well. Good, loving parents are a precious gift.

I will pray for your Mom.
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:48 PM   #39
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Prayers for swift healing :o)
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:32 PM   #40
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Mom update:
She has both bronchitis and pneumonia--lower right lobe but she is not aspirating food. Twice a swallow test was performed and she did well.

I shall be devastated if she dies and if she lives and further declines because of weakness and dementia, I will be devastated as well.

I have no desire to have to use her living will and hope that the issue never arises. I pray that it is taken out of my hands.

I have been crying at the hospital and crying when I saw Dave had passed. Today has not been a good day.

Peace be with you all and thanks for all your kind thoughts, prayers and concern. I am besides myself.
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