Distress call

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Lothlorien, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    mother in law took a major turn for the worse after chemo/radiation treatment on Monday. She woke up Tuesday morning out of it. father in law took her into the docs at the hospital and next thing he knew, all the emergency calls, doctors and nurses are running and now she's hooked up to every tube and monitor known to man.

    husband and I went to the hospital yesterday. It was very unsettling to see her this way.

    Docs are postive that she will recover, but be extremely weak. She has pneumonia in both lungs (probably from aspiration) and will need a surgical feeding tube once she's out of the woods. The feeding tube may or may not be temporary as she is unable to swallow properly from the effects of the tumor, cancer and the mini-strokes that effected her vocal cords.

    We could really use the power of the CD board right now.
  2. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Sending support and prayers! I hope she is in as little pain as possible and that her wishes are known and followed. I am so sorry that she is so sick. (((((hugs)))))
  3. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Beads rattling, chicken liver dances and I'll get my circle going too!
  4. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Sending up prayers now...

  5. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Saying many prayers and sending hugs and strength.
  6. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    You've got my prayers and support. So sorry she is having such a difficult time. Hugs. DDD
  7. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Im so sorry Loth. Prayers going up.
  8. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Power and prayers...

  9. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Prayers requested.....prayers said & sent your way for mother in law & the entire family.
  10. barneysmom

    barneysmom Member


    I've been in a similar situation with my mother in law. Unsettling -- yes. Sending prayers and holding your family in my thoughts.

  11. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    Positive thoughts being sent your mother in law's way

  12. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Sending prayers.
  13. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    Sending up good thoughts, Loth.
  14. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Sending good thoughts and prayers.
  15. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Prayers and hugs going out.
  16. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Many hugs. It's hard to know the right thing.
  17. ctmom05

    ctmom05 Member

    Prayers for all of you during this troubling medical challenge.