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Still No Surgery Yet, Things are at a Standstill

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

My mom didn't end up having surgery. They put an NG tube in to help remove air from her swollen stomach. It is helping so far. They wanted to do a barium swallow imaging test on Monday but my mom was still thinking about it and I guess they didn't do it yet. I wasn't able to talk to her more than a few minutes today because she was about to throw up, which is why she didn't want to do it in the first place (keeping the barium swallow stuff down). They wanted to do that first to see where the twisting or blockage is before they do surgery. As it is, they can only treat the symptoms. I ended up spending the whole weekend being hounded by extended family and crying. I hope to be able to go out there when the boys start school again because then childcare will have more luck being sorted. I'm still a mess but calmer than the weekend. I'm burnt out from the stress and probably depressed.
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    Hope everything is going well! I'm so behind on blogs.

    Prayers your way!
    480 days ago
    Sorry things are still in limbo for your MOm. **SIGH** Hugs and prayers.
    490 days ago
    I hope you can go see her. Please take care of yourself.
    490 days ago
    I don't blame you for feeling hounded, burned out and stressed. It's so difficult to not be there with your mom in person. Take care of yourself and I hope your mom gets some relief soon. emoticon
    491 days ago
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