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Unread 09-04-2009, 06:43 AM   #18
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Default Update on My Mom


A special thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers over this past week and while I have been away.
After taking my Mom to her follow-up appt. on Tuesday afternoon, she had a mini-stroke in my car on the way home. If it were not for your prayers, I don't think either myself or my Mom would be here today. Because, when this happened, I took my eyes off the road and was totally focused on her. When I finally realized that I should probably pull off the road, she regained conscience(spelling??). Needless to say she was admitted back in the hospital. On Wednesday evening they transported her to New Hanover Hospital in Wilmington, NC. Yesterday she had a catherization and we learned that she has Multiple Vessel Disease which means every artery has a blockage. The problem they are dealing with right now is that she is having some renal failure and in order to put the stints in they have to use the dye and the dye has an effect on the kidneys. So, yesterday they went in and did the artery that was blocked 95%, and thank God, she came through the procedure fine. They wanted to give the kidneys a break in between each stint so, they are going to try to put another one in this afternoon. She also needs a defribulator implanted and under normal circumstances they wait 40 days after the stints are in place but the specialist said they Mom's heart can't wait the 40 days so, she will not be leaving the hospital until all the stints are in place and the defribulator is implanted. So, that is where we stand as of right now.
Words simply can't express how much your prayers mean to me.
Also, since Monday is Labor Day and the last official vacation day of summer I will not be posting a challenge. Hopefully by the following week, my Mom will be out of danger and back home with me. Thanks again for everything.
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