Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Update on Mom

I don't have very good news to report.  Mom started downhill again last Thursday.  Just not feeling good and by Sunday she had no energy at all.  She had an appointment scheduled for yesterday with a hematologist so she said she'd just wait until then for him to tell her what was going on.  He did her blood work again and it was down to 6.7 almost where it was when she was in the hospital 3 weeks ago.  He also said that her cells are all misshapen and malformed and in his opinion she has a form of leukemia, but that he wanted to do a marrow test to make sure.  He did that and promptly put her in the hospital.  They are giving her 3 units of blood this time.  Not sure what the prognosis is going to be...he did say that she would probably have to go in on an outpatient basis every 2 weeks for more blood...but that in between  she should feel good.  I just don't know how long they can do that before it doesn't work anymore. 

So our trip to see the kids is off...Josh is going to try to bring Hampton and Camden down by himself, Katie is not allowed to travel anymore.  She's so upset that she won't be able to come.

So, that's my story...not a happy one this morning sadly...thank you so much for sticking with me.

49 comments:

Darlene said...

I'm going to leave lots and lots of ((HUGS)) - maybe they will help you get through the day. I will never abandon you, dear friend.

Diane said...

Adding my hugs to Darlene's. You and yours are staying close to me in prayer today.
Diane

Angie said...

Oh Carol, I am so sorry. Sending quilted hugs to wrap you in. We are 'beside' you all the way...

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh Carol, There just isn't anything I can say except that I am so sorry your mom is so ill. Please know that I am keeping your mom, yourself and your entire family close in my heart and constantly in my prayers. Like Darlene and Diane, I am sending Huge hugs for you and the gentlest of hugs for your mom. God Bless sweet friend...

Nedra said...

Prayers are being sent your way from Arizona.

Nancy said...

Carol - What sad news. I do hope that everything works out for your Mom. My thoughts are with her and with you.

sunny said...

Oh Carol, I'm so sorry to hear this. I'll be praying double time for you and your Mom. And sending big squishy hugs your way.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Carole -- I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Hopefully a visit from those babies will do a lot to lift up your spirits -- and your moms. XOXO.

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

I'm so sorry to hear that the news isn't very good for your mom. Praying that it's nothing quite so serious and that they'll be able to put together a treatment plan to get her to feeling better soon. {{hug}}

Vicky said...

Mom has been in my prayers, and you, too. Please tell her that there's a whole flock of us out here that care deeply. Penny sends a special hug to her friend! xox

Gretchen said...

So sorry to hear this Carol. My thoughts are with you. Sending hugs.

Thelma said...

My thoughts are with you all!

Yvette said...

I am very sorry to hear this. I am going through something very similar with my mom so I know how you feel. Take care.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Carol, I am so sorry to hear this about your Mom. I have a friend whose Mom had to have blood very often, just like your Mom, and she lived for many years on that therapy. I hope it will give her the renewed strength that she needs.

Sue said...

Carol, I am very, very sorry for this word about your mother. I am keeping you in my prayers.

Sending a hug to you from Michigan.

Shelley said...

Prayers for your Mom, for you and your family. I know the tough road you're on and the tough days you go through. Hang in there. ((((HUGS)))

Josie McRazie said...

Our prayers are with you. I hope the Dr.s can figure her out.

carol fun said...

Sending hugs and prayers for all of you. Hang in there. They can do wonders dealing with leukemia. I've spent the last 2 years with my brother's leukemia battle and he's winning. Take care of you too!

Impera_Magna said...

Prayers being said for your mother and your entire family... and will continue!

~Laurie~ said...

I'm sorry Carol :( Sending warm thoughts and hugs your way.

annieb said...

Thinking of you and your Mom and hoping for the best possible outcome.

Janet O. said...

You will all continue to be in my prayers. May you find the strength and comfort you need through this trying experience.

Diane said...

Believe me when I tell you, I know the heartache of caring for elderly parents. Sometimes it's hard to remember all the blessings that come with it when we're in the middle of the care-taking.

Me and My Stitches said...

Continued prayers to you and your family. Sure hope they can get your mom feeling better soon.

suemac said...

Sorry about your Mom. I know it is hard.

Lee Ann said...

My heart is with you. The decline of Mother always breaks a daughter heart -- at least it does with me. I am always saddened whenever I think of my own Mother languishing in a nursing home and calling me every once in awhile demanding to see me. I so wish I lived closer (I am four hours drive away and my Brother looks after her).

Kim said...

So very sorry to hear this stunning news. I can only imagine how you are feeling right now, this turn of events truly rocks your world - as if it has not already been well shaken. I'm glad the kids are coming home. Keeping all of you in my thoughts.

Cheryl said...

My heart goes out to you! I will keep your mom in my prayers.

Jackie said...

Your family is in my thoughts. Hoping your mothers doctors get her on the best course of treatment soon.

Vickie said...

Carol, it's so hard when a parent declines, you want so much for it to not be so. My dad had many many transfusions and did well until he decided to stop them as the quality of his life wasn't much. I pray that you and your mom will do well and that she will be comforted as will you. Best wishes.

Bonnie said...

So sorry about your mom. I am going through pretty much the same thing. My mom had a stroke in Sept. and lost the ability to swallow. She is home now. It is slowly coming back, but making pudding out of everything from meat to water is not an easy task. Then last month she had a bowel obstruction and was in the hospital for a week. It resolved itself, but last night she was complaining about abdominal pain again in the same spot as last time. We are hoping and praying that it is not another blockage.
You and your family are in out thoughts and prayers. Just do as I do -- take things one day, sometimes one hour, at a time.

Jan said...

Carol,
How comforting for your mother for you to be at her side. Keep her hand in yours.

Barb said...

I am so sorry about your mom....I hope they can get her all fixed up...modern medicine is great that way!! Many thoughts and prayers your way!!

Jeanne said...

Keeping your mom and your family in my prayers.

Carrie said...

I'm so sorry to read about your Mom.

Even though I've been absent lately, you, your Mom and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary said...

Am praying for you and your Mom....take one day at a time and pace yourself....sending good warm thoughts to you today, Hugs, Mary

Amanda said...

I am usually just a lurker, but I want you to know that I am praying for your mom and for you and your family. I know it's hard on everybody. Just know that God will see you all through this time!

Sherri said...

Hi Carol, I will be keeping you and your Mom in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Sherri

Sharon said...

Carol, hang in there. Sending you prayers for healing and peace...I know this is a hard time for you and your family.

Melanie said...

You're doing all the right things. Have faith for the right thing to happen...many times it's not what we want. But know in your heart what's right.hold tight to your faith.

Debbie Busby said...

Carol.....
Sending my hugs to you also and keeping you in my prayers!!

Kristy said...

Sorry to hear this about your mom. Glad you can be there for her. Praying that the blood will energize her and the doctors will have wisdom how to treat her. Don't lose heart. We are all behind you. K-

Anne Heidi said...

I am so sorry to hear that. I will keep you in my thoughts!
((Warm hugs ))

Cheryl said...

Yes, also heaping hugs and prayers on all of you. We all think the world of you and wish there was more we could do, but please know how much we all care about you.

Carrie P. said...

So sorry to hear about the things that are going on with you and your family.
Saying a prayer for you all.

Libby said...

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

Sheila said...

I'm sorry to hear your mom is not well. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Oh Carol, it seems you are going through some hard times, friend. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. It is so hard watching our loved ones suffer and not feel themselves.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'm so sorry that you are having to deal with all of this. Also sorry about your friend, Jami. Hold onto God during this time.