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Saturday, October 4, 2008

...Please Pray For Mom

As many of you have noticed, I have been MIA for the last few days. My mom had outpatient gall bladder surgery two Monday's ago. She came home, and was up and about to her normal self the next day. Wednesday was no different. However, Wednesday night she began vomiting and was afraid that it was a reaction to her pain medication. The next morning the pharmacist advised her to discontinue their use. She continued to vomit, and she was losing more liquids than she was putting in. Dad took her back to the hospital via the emergency room on Friday where she was admitted for dehydration and testing. The tests concluded that mom's kidneys were shutting down due to the extreme dehydration, and they sent her for a CT scan to make sure there were no other problems with her internal organs. The scan revealed a bowel obstruction caused by a small hernia near her belly button.

Surgery was scheduled and performed last Sunday morning where the doctor removed over two feet of her small intestines (this included the section that was in the hernia and scar tissue from previous surgeries). Things were looking up as far as her recovery was concerned until yesterday. She was taken off of her NG tube, and she was allowed to eat/drink clear liquids in hopes that the bowels would kick-start again without any problems. She began vomiting again late last night and was placed back on the NG machine. X-rays were ordered first thing this morning, and there is another blockage somewhere. We haven't spoken to the doctor to find out where the exact location of the blockage is yet, but he should come back in tomorrow morning. I will be with her for another five to seven days while she remains in the hospital.

Please pray for the doctors' wisdom, my mother's recovery, my father's understanding and strength, my family's unity, and my strength to care for her. I will try to keep you posted as much as possible.

14 comments:

Rosella said...

Thank you for telling us about your Mother. I will definitely be keeping your family and the doctors in my prayers. May you take comfort in God's presence with you.

Anonymous said...

You and your family are in my prayers. May God's peace be with you and give you all the strength to care for your Mom and your Dad. Blessings to you!!

Anonymous said...

I have noticed you have not been around - your blog is one of my favorites! May God grant you and your family strength and serenity for whatever is in store. You all are in my prayers. McStamper

Nancy Riley said...

Oh my goodness, Mercy. Sounds like your mom has been through alot already. Prayers for your mom and entire family.

Gailanne said...

You and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers. Have faith...things will work out the way they are supposed to.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sheri

Marie said...

What a difficult time for your mother and your family to be going through. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all that you will recieve those blessings that you stand in need of.

Jennifer Hodge said...

I am putting on our nightly prayer list...please make sure you keep us updated! Anywhere we can send cards?

Anonymous said...

Mercy,

I am so very sorry to hear of all that your Dear Mother has been going through. My prayers are with her and also you and your family. It has been a ruff year for both our families.I pray that there are better days to come. I will surely be thinking of you all as I travel up North this week.

In thought and prayers,
Lois

Kathy W said...

Mercy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

mudmaven said...

Hugs and prayers and best wishes going out to you and your mom and your whole family.

AJ said...

Mercy-
I will be thinking of you and praying for your mom-

also- thanks so much for the more than gorgeous birthday card you sent! it was sooooo very thoughtful of you!!!
and I added myself as a follower! ;)

LeeAnn Greff said...

I will be sure to pray for you Mom Mercy. So sorry she is going through all of this.

LeeAnn

shel9999 said...

Oh my goodness, Mercy! How scary! I'm so glad your mom is doing better!!! BIG hugs to her and you!!