This picture is Mommom I with Rebecca over the summer out for a walk.
I think I have confused some of you, lol. Mommom I isn't my MIL. She is Joe's Mom. Joe is not my husband. He is our dear friend of over 20 years, and we live in the apartment above the home he owns and lives in. He has the downstairs as his home and we have the upstairs. We being Rebecca, and my husband Jim and I. I know it can be confusing with their names both having 3 letters and both beginning with the letter J. Jim/Joe. OK, I hope I fixed the confusion, lol.
Joe had my daughter Emma come over and clean the house, and sanitize the bedroom and bathroom, change the linens and towels and wash the blankets on his bed for his Mom. Tomorrow morning Joe will go to the hospital and get his Mom and bring her home to his house. As far as things go now, she will be staying with Joe. I have asked Joe about a nursing home. He says his brother wants to put their Mom in one in West Virginia, about 20 miles from where he lives in Pittsburgh. Joe said, NO WAY!!!!!!!! Mom would not like that. I have let Joe know that I am available if he needs help. When he returns back to work in a week, I am willing to stay with his Mom during the day and take care of her. I can stop the school aide job if need be. He knows I love his mother dearly and would do anything to help her. I can and have already flushed her gall bladder line that drains into a bag. I have changed the bag, I can take her sugar level test, I can check her pulse, heart rate, blood pressure and temperature. I can help her to bathe, dress, make sure she eats and drinks. I have experience working in a nursing home so I do know what to do. I already know which medication she takes and the times she has to take it. Joe said he is going to discuss with his 2 brothers and his sister about what should and needs to be done and he is going to let them know I am willing to care for her while he is at work. I told him if an emergency arises and she needs to go to the hospital, I will let them know which hospital to take her too, who her doctor is and give them medical information, then I will call Joe and his sister on their cell phones and let them know. I know it is alot I will be putting on myself, but believe me this lady is worth it. If you met her you would love her. She is smart, loving, kind and has so much spunk.
The doctor's say they can do no more for her. She cannot have the surgery to have the stent put in. She has an anyerizm (spelled wrong) in her stomach pressing against her kidney where they wanted to put the stent in. One kidney is totally gone and the other has lost about 90% of it's function. If they tried to put in the stent, it would kill her. They cannot put it near her heart due to her gall bladder and the tube going in up there to drain the fluid. The doctor said, take her home, keep her as comfortable as possible and just let nature take it's course. This was hard to hear, Joe broke down. Then I broke down writing the entry before this one. Emma rushed over with all 3 kids and I babysat them while she cleaned Joe's house. Jim took Joe out for a while to a friend of his to take Joe's mind off of things. Dan came here after work and picked Emma and the kids up. I had a wonderful visit with all 3 of my grandkids. I took lots of pics and made a couple video's of Adrianna. If I am up to it I will post them tonight.
Please keep this dear sweet lady in your prayers.
Love you all........................Cindy