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Mother Is Very Low

Saturday, August 07, 2010

My mother was once again taken by ambulance to the emergency room on Tuesday, the day after my last blog. Wow, a lot has happened since then.

She has had a very rapid decline the last three days with complications of septic shock from staph infection, possibly from the heart valve itself, we don't know; but all medical signs would point to this as a possibility.

She declined very rapidly and unexpectedly Thursday and Friday, with additional complications of a heart attack and kidney failure. She is largely unresponsive, but we detect that she is aware of what is being said, but is mostly unable to respond. The family was all together today.

The doctor's give little hope for survival. Although she seems to be responding a bit to the antibiotics, they do not anticipate the kidney failure to turn around. We've had to make some tough and painful decisions; and although in pain, I believe we all are at peace.

We rest in the Shepherd who will carry her and us on this portion of our life's journey.
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GLITTERGIRL69 8/9/2010 3:40AM

    I just got on Sparkpeople today. I just realized your mom died a few minutes ago. Life comes and goes so quickly at times. I am so sorry. I never feel I say the right things during times like these. I guess the best thing to say is that I will keep praying for your family and friends of the family. I am glad that you know you are in His care.
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 8/8/2010 9:01AM

    So sorry for everything the family is going through. It's tough to lose a mother you love, even if you know Who holds her future.

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-POOKIE- 8/8/2010 3:36AM

    emoticon Im so sorry, you are both in my thoughts.

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CALAMITYJANE44 8/8/2010 12:12AM

    I am so sorry to hear of what you and your family are going through right now. My prayers are with you. God grant you the peace that passes all understanding as you go with Him.

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BEEVIL1947 8/7/2010 11:07PM

    I am so very sorry... may you all be comforted by God's love emoticon

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FREELADY 8/7/2010 10:38PM

    You are on my heart and in my prayers.


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MOV4WARD 8/7/2010 10:31PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon you are all in my t&p's in this time of sorrow.... all my love,

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AHEALTHIERJAN 8/7/2010 10:17PM

    May God be with you and your family in this difficult time. May you have the strength and courage to continue to rest in the Shepherd.

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STRONGIAM 8/7/2010 10:00PM

    I am so sorry to hear that. Your last sentence says a lot. Lifting your family ip in prayer.

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NELLIEC 8/7/2010 9:54PM

    Yes, rest in that Shepherd!!!

I am praying for you and your family.

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STARTINGALLOVER 8/7/2010 9:54PM

    My prayers are for you.. Your mother and your family.. I walked that sad road myself and I feel your pain.. Many will be thinking of you tonight emoticon

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