Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Mother's Fight

Well, I'm back.  It's been awhile since my last post so I have so much to say.  Mostly about one thing in particular.  It's been a hard few's why.

On June 27 we had to rush my mother to urgent care because of labored breathing and throwing up.  Come to find out she was suffering from congestive heart failure (CHF).  My mother never had heart problems so this was a surprise for us.  A few days later she had an angiogram which showed that she needed a  heart valve replacement.  It was scary, especially for someone who is 79 years old like my mother.  One week after being admitted they did the replacement of the valve and then a few days later put a stent in.

One week after having her open heart surgery, my mother went into respiratory distress and they had to intubate and put her on the ventilator because she could not breath on her own.  We were told had they not done this, my mother would have died.  This was scary for us because we saw my dad and brother in law go through this and they didn't make it.  We all prayed so hard for my mom to pull through and the doctors assured us she would.  Well she did, they put in a tracheotomy and took her off the vent.  They removed the trach today and will be taking her to a rehab facility in town tomorrow.

My mother has been through all different kinds of hell these last few weeks but she is a fighter.  I am so blessed to be part of a family that is so strong willed and supportive.  We are fortunate to have so many friends that are praying for us too.  We have had so much support through this hard time and I love them all so much.  Seeing my mother fight so hard makes me a little more of a fighter myself.

When my mom comes home we are going to party it up with an I Love Lucy day and anything else she wants.  I can't wait.


  1. I'm so glad that your mom has weathered this storm in her life and that she is now on the mend. You are both fighters and inspire me daily. Please continue to share and post. Love you!

  2. Love you too Chicky. I am fortunate to be part of such a strong family.