Rattle BIG beads please

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by seriously, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. seriously

    seriously New Member

    Healing, good pain control, sleep and attentive care from her medical team are badly needed for my 50 yo sister C. She is in the hospital with bacterimia (blood infection). Infection from at least 3 different organisms - gram positive, gram negative and yeast - have her very, very sick. 4 abx running daily. Last night they lost 4 different IV sites and she has to have 2 running all the time. If they lose another site they will have to place IV's in her feet. She didn't sleep last night because of the IV problems. They had to remove her port-a-cath so she is receiving limited nutritional support since they can't run TPN (IV nutrition) through a regular IV line.

    Healing, cautious doctors and discernment are needed for difficult child#1 and wife. difficult child#1 is in the hospital with a broken jaw, broken leg and a "spot on his lung" that they think is pneumonia. wife went today to stay at least 2 days and see him through surgery on his jaw today. Doctors told her they need to conference with her about "further surgery" - that's all we know right now. Any surgery on him is dangerous and there is exactly one specialist in the entire Bay Area who has the knowledge and training to advise his treatment team and/or do surgery. As far as we know, specialist has not been consulted yet. :(

    Stability for me, strength as I cope with being "home alone" with the kids and better physical health. My BiPolar (BP) sx have improved but are still very difficult to manage at times. Mucho physical anxiety, agitation, periods of bad depression. Xanax is not cutting it but it's what I have so my mantra has become "This too shall pass. Stay in the moment." daughter started school today. difficult child 2 is at home for another month and he is engaging in a running power struggle with us over every single little thing. And I had an echocardiogram today to rule out heart problems as the reason for a sudden 10# water weight gain that has left my legs more like sausages than legs.

    Peace and strength for my 86 yo mother and my youngest sister. They are packing the house my mom and dad built for their retirement - except he died first. Mom is moving closer to my youngest sister (finally) due to declining health. It's been a difficult experience for both of them.

    Patience and success for my father in law as he switches from 3x week dialysis to daily home dialysis.

    That's it for now. It could be so much worse and I am grateful that extended family has at least fair/good medical coverage.

  2. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    That's a full plate. I'll rattle a bunch of beads for you and yours.
  3. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Oh Seriously....Im rattling a ton of beads for you and will do the chicken liver dance to the best of my limited ability.

    I hope your sister starts to turn around. I am sure she is absolutely miserable. Please tell her I am praying for her.
  4. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Healing prayers and gentle hugs coming your way!
  5. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    No wonder you're having anxiety. There is sure alot going on within your family. Many prayers going up here for all of you.
  6. TeDo

    TeDo Guest

    When it rains, it pours. No wonder your anxiety is out of control and no, xanax can only do so much. I'll rattle, pretzel, and pray for EVERYTHING you asked for. {{{{(((HUGS)))}}}} to you AND your family.
  7. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Sending prayers and healing thoughts....
  8. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    That is a very full plate indeed......sort of over flowing.

    Saying prayers and sending positive healing vibes.

  9. keista

    keista New Member

    Beads getting rattled. Healing thoughts going out.
  10. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I was just thinking about your sister a few days ago and wondering how she and your mom were doing, meaning to ask you about them. I wish the news you had was better. Will definitely keep you and everyone in your family in my prayers. Did the echo show anything for you? Could it be heat or dehydration related?

    I think staying in the moment is your best strategy for getting through times like this when all hell has seemingly come loose and virtually none of it is within your control. Be sure to take time during the day to focus on you and quiet your mind.
  11. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    WOW - so much....I am rattling tons of beads....and sending lots of prayers and strength to everyone. Keep us posted and hang in there.
  12. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Shaking and rattling beads for a great recovery!