Thursday, November 15, 2007
It's up to GOD now
Mommom I isn't doing well. She is tired, in pain and so very weak. Yesterday she had a Pacemaker put in because her heart would stop for 1 to 5 seconds every time they put pressure on a vein with their stethoscope. Today she went into surgery again to have a stent installed. Well they had just got started and realized the pacemaker wasn't working properly. The line going to one of the arteries had come out, so they stopped surgery and closed up the spot where they had cut. Tomorrow they will be replacing the pacemaker and putting in the stent. It's a 40/60 on the surgery. 40 being her chances to come through the surgery. Joe is worried and scared for his Mom. He is so upset he broke down and cried in my kitchen. It broke my heart to see him this way and I just hugged him and let him cry. His Mom is his world. Out of her 4 children, Joe is the closest to her. He will do anything for her. He said he has never seen his Mom this ill. He says she looks as though she is giving up and just wants to sleep forever because of the pain she is in. Her 96 pound body is so frail, and she is so pale. Her movements are so slow, because her energy level is about a zero right now. The doctor said if she can get through the next 72 hours, she may have a chance of a full recovery, but right now she is in God's hands until that pacemaker and stent are installed. I am asking you for prayers, good thought's and good vibes for Joe's Mom. Rebecca is very upset that mommom I is so ill. She asked me if she was going to die. All I could tell her was that mommom was very sick and tonight before she gets into her bed, to add mommom to her prayers and ask god to make her better. She said I miss mommom and want her to come home. I had to fight back those tears I felt forming. Even though Joes Mom is not Rebecca's real Mommom, this child has grown very close to her and she considers her Mommom, as we all do. Joe was very depressed when he went back downstairs. I had Jim go downstairs and keep an eye on Joe for a while. At least until he gets tired and says he's going to bed. I told Joe if he gets a phone call from the hospital during the night, to call up here and I will drive him to center city to the hospital. All we can do now is hope and pray this beautiful loving lady can get through the next 72 hours. Please god, please give mommom the strenghth to get through this. AMEN.