Jul 10, 2012 - 8:40 am
I want to start by thanking every single one of you who have offered me hope and advice during these past months. I had to take my mom to the emergency room last Thursday and they found she had a rupture in her bowel system. It is not healing itself and they do not believe she could survive and/or recover from another major surgery (since she just had her kidney removed in April). We had to make the decision about a DNR on Sunday when she was having trouble, but she recovered from that episode on her own. They have stopped all her treatment, keeping her on IV antibiotics and pain meds while she is at the hospital. We toured our hospice options yesterday and found the best one for her and put her on the wait list, which should be a day or two and then we will move her there. It is a very home-like place and the way she wanted it, as she did not want to pass away in one of our homes.
I wish we could have had a longer, more successful fight, but she has certainly given it her best. I know I would not have been as much help to her if it hadn't been for all of you and all the information and support you so freely share!
I wish all of you the best in your own battles and thank you for helping us with ours!