Bad news, my mom is in hospital

Bad news arrived today. My mom is in the hospital. She had congestive heart failure over the weekend and it got worse from there. Yesterday she had a stroke, I learned today, and they tried to clean out the clot and didn't get it all, so the doctors are telling my brothers that it's very likely she'll see moderate to major paralysis of her right side. And she's not out of the woods yet.

Why am I saying this all on my blog? Cause it's interesting how family members and friends use my blog to learn about what's going on in my life and also to help. I got a phone call and email from friends of my mom's who found me through search engines. (Yet another reason I leave my cell phone and email address on my blog).

Anyway, tomorrow I'll be flying to Montana to see her and my brothers.

Emotionally it hasn't really hit yet (my mom and I weren't close, but she's still my mom and I'm not ready to lose her). It's going to be a long week.

I'm off to Wikipedia to learn more about stroke and what the future for my mom holds. Anyone have good information and/or suggestions of things to ask the doctors? One nice thing about having such a smart audience is lots of you have already gone through these kinds of experiences.

635 thoughts on “Bad news, my mom is in hospital

  1. best wishes to u and ur mom-and i pray for the both that u and ur mom get close rite now-never to late

  2. best wishes to u and ur mom-and i pray for the both that u and ur mom get close rite now-never to late

  3. I’m sorry to hear about your mom. I feel for you. Today my mom was informed that she has a malignant tumor, a recurrence of the cancer she fought back a year ago. We thought she was clear, but it has apparently been growing since she finished chemotherapy.

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  4. I’m sorry to hear about your mom. I feel for you. Today my mom was informed that she has a malignant tumor, a recurrence of the cancer she fought back a year ago. We thought she was clear, but it has apparently been growing since she finished chemotherapy.

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  5. I’m sorry to hear about your mom. I feel for you. Today my mom was informed that she has a malignant tumor, a recurrence of the cancer she fought back a year ago. We thought she was clear, but it has apparently been growing since she finished chemotherapy.

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  6. I’m sorry to hear about your mom. I feel for you. Today my mom was informed that she has a malignant tumor, a recurrence of the cancer she fought back a year ago. We thought she was clear, but it has apparently been growing since she finished chemotherapy.

    hospital directory

  7. Strokes can affect people in a variety of different ways, some lightly and others horribly. When you get there take the time with her. As you said, you two weren’t that close, but at least you may have some time with her which is better than the alternative. I lost my father last year unexpectedly, and we were not as close either.

  8. Strokes can affect people in a variety of different ways, some lightly and others horribly. When you get there take the time with her. As you said, you two weren’t that close, but at least you may have some time with her which is better than the alternative. I lost my father last year unexpectedly, and we were not as close either.

  9. Strokes can affect people in a variety of different ways, some lightly and others horribly. When you get there take the time with her. As you said, you two weren’t that close, but at least you may have some time with her which is better than the alternative. I lost my father last year unexpectedly, and we were not as close either.

  10. Strokes can affect people in a variety of different ways, some lightly and others horribly. When you get there take the time with her. As you said, you two weren’t that close, but at least you may have some time with her which is better than the alternative. I lost my father last year unexpectedly, and we were not as close either.

  11. I am not sure how things are going for you, but I ran into this website and felt the need to leave a message. Please, don’t always trust Dr.’s. My mom was admitted to the hospital on July 31, 2006 diagnosed with CHF, released from the hospital on August 02, 2006 with 4 new meications and on August 06, 2006, I received the worst phone call of my life…My 48 year old mother had died at home alone. They are thinking possibly a heart attack or a stroke. I am still waiting for the final results. Tonight it will be 4 weeks since I got that horrific information and I miss her so bad I can hardly stand it. I remember before she left the hosptial saying, don’t you think you stay and see how the medicine works? She told me the Dr. said it was fine and to come back in 2 weeks, those 2 weeks never came for her..only 4 days. If you are still dealing with your situation – God Bless and Take Care!

  12. I am not sure how things are going for you, but I ran into this website and felt the need to leave a message. Please, don’t always trust Dr.’s. My mom was admitted to the hospital on July 31, 2006 diagnosed with CHF, released from the hospital on August 02, 2006 with 4 new meications and on August 06, 2006, I received the worst phone call of my life…My 48 year old mother had died at home alone. They are thinking possibly a heart attack or a stroke. I am still waiting for the final results. Tonight it will be 4 weeks since I got that horrific information and I miss her so bad I can hardly stand it. I remember before she left the hosptial saying, don’t you think you stay and see how the medicine works? She told me the Dr. said it was fine and to come back in 2 weeks, those 2 weeks never came for her..only 4 days. If you are still dealing with your situation – God Bless and Take Care!

  13. I am not sure how things are going for you, but I ran into this website and felt the need to leave a message. Please, don’t always trust Dr.’s. My mom was admitted to the hospital on July 31, 2006 diagnosed with CHF, released from the hospital on August 02, 2006 with 4 new meications and on August 06, 2006, I received the worst phone call of my life…My 48 year old mother had died at home alone. They are thinking possibly a heart attack or a stroke. I am still waiting for the final results. Tonight it will be 4 weeks since I got that horrific information and I miss her so bad I can hardly stand it. I remember before she left the hosptial saying, don’t you think you stay and see how the medicine works? She told me the Dr. said it was fine and to come back in 2 weeks, those 2 weeks never came for her..only 4 days. If you are still dealing with your situation – God Bless and Take Care!

  14. I am not sure how things are going for you, but I ran into this website and felt the need to leave a message. Please, don’t always trust Dr.’s. My mom was admitted to the hospital on July 31, 2006 diagnosed with CHF, released from the hospital on August 02, 2006 with 4 new meications and on August 06, 2006, I received the worst phone call of my life…My 48 year old mother had died at home alone. They are thinking possibly a heart attack or a stroke. I am still waiting for the final results. Tonight it will be 4 weeks since I got that horrific information and I miss her so bad I can hardly stand it. I remember before she left the hosptial saying, don’t you think you stay and see how the medicine works? She told me the Dr. said it was fine and to come back in 2 weeks, those 2 weeks never came for her..only 4 days. If you are still dealing with your situation – God Bless and Take Care!

  15. I am not sure how things are going for you, but I ran into this website and felt the need to leave a message. Please, don’t always trust Dr.’s. My mom was admitted to the hospital on July 31, 2006 diagnosed with CHF, released from the hospital on August 02, 2006 with 4 new meications and on August 06, 2006, I received the worst phone call of my life…My 48 year old mother had died at home alone. They are thinking possibly a heart attack or a stroke. I am still waiting for the final results. Tonight it will be 4 weeks since I got that horrific information and I miss her so bad I can hardly stand it. I remember before she left the hosptial saying, don’t you think you stay and see how the medicine works? She told me the Dr. said it was fine and to come back in 2 weeks, those 2 weeks never came for her..only 4 days. If you are still dealing with your situation – God Bless and Take Care!

  16. I am not sure how things are going for you, but I ran into this website and felt the need to leave a message. Please, don’t always trust Dr.’s. My mom was admitted to the hospital on July 31, 2006 diagnosed with CHF, released from the hospital on August 02, 2006 with 4 new meications and on August 06, 2006, I received the worst phone call of my life…My 48 year old mother had died at home alone. They are thinking possibly a heart attack or a stroke. I am still waiting for the final results. Tonight it will be 4 weeks since I got that horrific information and I miss her so bad I can hardly stand it. I remember before she left the hosptial saying, don’t you think you stay and see how the medicine works? She told me the Dr. said it was fine and to come back in 2 weeks, those 2 weeks never came for her..only 4 days. If you are still dealing with your situation – God Bless and Take Care!

  17. I am not sure how things are going for you, but I ran into this website and felt the need to leave a message. Please, don’t always trust Dr.’s. My mom was admitted to the hospital on July 31, 2006 diagnosed with CHF, released from the hospital on August 02, 2006 with 4 new meications and on August 06, 2006, I received the worst phone call of my life…My 48 year old mother had died at home alone. They are thinking possibly a heart attack or a stroke. I am still waiting for the final results. Tonight it will be 4 weeks since I got that horrific information and I miss her so bad I can hardly stand it. I remember before she left the hosptial saying, don’t you think you stay and see how the medicine works? She told me the Dr. said it was fine and to come back in 2 weeks, those 2 weeks never came for her..only 4 days. If you are still dealing with your situation – God Bless and Take Care!

  18. I am not sure how things are going for you, but I ran into this website and felt the need to leave a message. Please, don’t always trust Dr.’s. My mom was admitted to the hospital on July 31, 2006 diagnosed with CHF, released from the hospital on August 02, 2006 with 4 new meications and on August 06, 2006, I received the worst phone call of my life…My 48 year old mother had died at home alone. They are thinking possibly a heart attack or a stroke. I am still waiting for the final results. Tonight it will be 4 weeks since I got that horrific information and I miss her so bad I can hardly stand it. I remember before she left the hosptial saying, don’t you think you stay and see how the medicine works? She told me the Dr. said it was fine and to come back in 2 weeks, those 2 weeks never came for her..only 4 days. If you are still dealing with your situation – God Bless and Take Care!

  19. I am not sure how things are going for you, but I ran into this website and felt the need to leave a message. Please, don’t always trust Dr.’s. My mom was admitted to the hospital on July 31, 2006 diagnosed with CHF, released from the hospital on August 02, 2006 with 4 new meications and on August 06, 2006, I received the worst phone call of my life…My 48 year old mother had died at home alone. They are thinking possibly a heart attack or a stroke. I am still waiting for the final results. Tonight it will be 4 weeks since I got that horrific information and I miss her so bad I can hardly stand it. I remember before she left the hosptial saying, don’t you think you stay and see how the medicine works? She told me the Dr. said it was fine and to come back in 2 weeks, those 2 weeks never came for her..only 4 days. If you are still dealing with your situation – God Bless and Take Care!

  20. Scoble,
    Remember we are all thinking about you and wishing you the best for your mother’s recovery. Glad you are learning to make up whatever differences might have existed between you.

    I don’t agree with Tinyscreenful that she is not expected to live out the week – pessimism won’t help.

    Tom, sorry we couldn’t contact you for the chat last week. Join us this sartuday. Click on my site and on chatroom to join us.

    Cheers,
    Livinus

  21. Scoble,
    Remember we are all thinking about you and wishing you the best for your mother’s recovery. Glad you are learning to make up whatever differences might have existed between you.

    I don’t agree with Tinyscreenful that she is not expected to live out the week – pessimism won’t help.

    Tom, sorry we couldn’t contact you for the chat last week. Join us this sartuday. Click on my site and on chatroom to join us.

    Cheers,
    Livinus

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