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July 18, 2013 Mom's Birthday

Friday, July 26, 2013

Mom (Lung Cancer Stage IV) was scheduled to come next week, however, she was having some pain and thoughts she was having a heart attack. I got her in early for a doctors appointment and we found out that her lung was full of fluid again. This has already been drained before. Surgery was scheduled on her birthday, two days later. It was suppose to be an outpatient surgery however, she ended up having to stay in the hospital five days. Her lung was not adhering to the lining and she had a small hole in it. They drained over 2 liters of fluid and put in a catheter so my dad could drain her lung from now on. It was a challenging week for all of us. My dad has done amazing however, he started having some blood pressure issues the day after her surgery and vertigo problems. I had mom's nurse take his blood pressure and it was 218/108. I was told to take him to the Urgent Care, five minutes later, they took him by ambulance to another hospital. I had both parents at different hospitals. :( I have three brothers that are all in Dallas so I have been the caretaker! Despite all the stress and anxiety, both parents are out of the hospital and doing ok. Mom has chosen to take another chemo pill which is causing some severe diarriah and appetite loss. There are no words to express how difficult the past 27 months have been. I can't express how thankful I am to have a place on Sparkpeople that I can escape to read blogs, watch videos, learn a new exercise and check on my favorite sparkers! Thank you for all the people that have helped make a difference in my life. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • CAROLFAITHWALKR
    So sorry to hear all this. How are they (and YOU!) doing now? I went through alot when I stayed with my sister in hospice, but it was only 5 weeks, not 27+ months.
    2556 days ago
  • FITGIRL15
    Oh, wow! Sounds like a very difficult time for you all! Be strong for your family, you are doing the right things!!!

    My prayers are with you all to get throught it all, together!!!
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    2676 days ago
  • MZZCHIEF
    Hey Bakester!
    You are a tower of strength, I can only imagine how difficult all this must be for you. Your parents were blessed the day you were born.

    Take care of you
    Hugs
    Mzzchief


    2677 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    Wanda your family has gone through hell and I am amazed by your strength and in particular your mum's courage.
    You're all in my prayers.
    Please remember to find time for you You need it for your sanity and well being. Shame your brothers aren't nearer to share the load- it seems that happens with most families these days. Used to be a time when families would come together.
    Feel free to spark-mail me if you need to offload emoticon emoticon
    2679 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5645667
    Sending love and support for you , and your parents .. so glad they are getting better..
    Yes this is a amazing place..
    There is so much love, caring, and support.
    Thinking of you all.
    emoticon Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2679 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5707126
    emoticon and emoticon for you and your family. I hope that you are able to find some ME time to keep yourself able to keep going at your pace. Sparks has often been a place of refuge for me also. Thinking of you. emoticon
    2679 days ago
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