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Saturday, May 9, 2009

My Mom is in the Hospital

I just got word that my mom is in the hospital. She has an aneurysm (sp) in her main artery just below her heart. She has heart problems anyway.

She is about an hour and a half away from me and I may be leaving soon to be with her. They are not sure if she has to have surgery or not. I may be absent for a bit from here but I will try and keep you posted.

I didn't want to let her know but I am very worried. I really hate this sick feeling I have, not that anything is going to happen to her but that she is having this go on and what if something does happen...she has been battling this heart problem for a few years now. It seems to be getting worse and she has alot of pain. She has 80% blockage on one side and almost 100% blockage on the other, they put a stint in the side that is 100% but the other side, the artery is too small to put a stint in. I have told her that she may have to have surgery but she is very stubborn and is holding out in hopes that it will be fine!!!

The other problem is that she only has her husband there, he doesn't speak english and he doesn't drive and he is driving back and forth to the hospital! He is from Poland and Mom usually takes care of everything. So I feel that I need to be there. I am thinking, this is not a good way for her to spend Mother's Day but I am telling myself she will be fine! She keeps telling me not to worry but Mom has always been one that she won't even call me until its all over with. I guess she has been in the Hospital since yesterday morning and just now called me! If she wasn't so ill, I would have said to her what she said to me when I was a kid and told her,"Get over here so I can smack you!" Of course she was always kidding (previous post on Bound for Mom carnival).

She is very out of it talking to me in German! I understand a little but not much! She said, "you don't have to call me every 5 mins.!" At first I thought she was just telling me in her own way not to worry but she kept saying it, I said, "MOM this is the first time I have called you since you called me and told me this morning!" She says, " I am not well!" So, she is not well.

I felt I needed to get this out so I can get myself together and think clearer! I don't think we are ever prepared for our parents to be ill. I cannot imagine my Mom not being well or something happening to her.

Keep you all posted as I can...

7 comments:

Miriam said...

You and your mother are in my thoughts and prayers, Gini. Take good care of yourself so that you can help take care of her. Let us know as you have time how things are going.

Thomas MacEntee said...

I am thinking of you and your Mom - please let me know if you need anything!

lindalee said...

I will be thinking of you and hope all will be well with your Mother.

Harriet said...

Sorry to hear that your Mother is sick. I will keep you both in my prayers.

Greta Koehl said...

I will keep you and your Mom in my prayers.

Professor Dru said...

So sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom.

Gini said...

Thank you all for your support, and caring words. As I said before, the difference you make means so much, I am unable to express in words, but know from my heart, a warm thank you is sent to all of you.