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. All the best to you and your family, Robert. This rings *very* close to home, so here’s keeping my fingers crossed…

  2. All the best to you and your family, Robert. This rings *very* close to home, so here’s keeping my fingers crossed…

  3. All the best to you and your family, Robert. This rings *very* close to home, so here’s keeping my fingers crossed…

  4. Sorry to hear about your mom, Robert. Best wishes for a fast recovery. This could very well bring you closer together.

  5. Sorry to hear about your mom, Robert. Best wishes for a fast recovery. This could very well bring you closer together.

  6. Robert, I hope your mother heads for a great recovery. Please also remember to look at all avenues for healing. Having lost my mother to cancer, you don’t want any regrets from not doing all you can do.

  7. Robert, I hope your mother heads for a great recovery. Please also remember to look at all avenues for healing. Having lost my mother to cancer, you don’t want any regrets from not doing all you can do.

  8. Robert, I hope your mother heads for a great recovery. Please also remember to look at all avenues for healing. Having lost my mother to cancer, you don’t want any regrets from not doing all you can do.

  9. Robert, I hope your mother heads for a great recovery. Please also remember to look at all avenues for healing. Having lost my mother to cancer, you don’t want any regrets from not doing all you can do.

  10. Robert, I hope your mother heads for a great recovery. Please also remember to look at all avenues for healing. Having lost my mother to cancer, you don’t want any regrets from not doing all you can do.

  11. Sorry to hear about this Robert. I just got back to SVC from visiting my dad who also suffered CHF as well. Fortunately he’s ok, but has to steer clear of salty and fast foods. I truly hope your mom has the same fortunate outcome.

    The news was really rough for me, but we’re taking steps to make sure he’s ok. Anyway, I hope everything works out for your mother…and remember…low sodium.

    A side note: I’ve started an “extreme” low sodium diet and I’ve already dropped about 5 pounds in a week. I’m aiming to get healthy over the next year and hope that whatever causes CHF hasn’t already screwed me up enough that I’ll be in the same shape as my dad when I’m his age. Just a thought for everyone…I think this stuff happens because of a lifetime of self “abuse” from poor diet and health. I’m 31 and I intend to stop this nonsense right here because even though I love my dad, this is the one way I do not want to be like him.

  12. Sorry to hear about this Robert. I just got back to SVC from visiting my dad who also suffered CHF as well. Fortunately he’s ok, but has to steer clear of salty and fast foods. I truly hope your mom has the same fortunate outcome.

    The news was really rough for me, but we’re taking steps to make sure he’s ok. Anyway, I hope everything works out for your mother…and remember…low sodium.

    A side note: I’ve started an “extreme” low sodium diet and I’ve already dropped about 5 pounds in a week. I’m aiming to get healthy over the next year and hope that whatever causes CHF hasn’t already screwed me up enough that I’ll be in the same shape as my dad when I’m his age. Just a thought for everyone…I think this stuff happens because of a lifetime of self “abuse” from poor diet and health. I’m 31 and I intend to stop this nonsense right here because even though I love my dad, this is the one way I do not want to be like him.

  13. Sorry to hear about this Robert. I just got back to SVC from visiting my dad who also suffered CHF as well. Fortunately he’s ok, but has to steer clear of salty and fast foods. I truly hope your mom has the same fortunate outcome.

    The news was really rough for me, but we’re taking steps to make sure he’s ok. Anyway, I hope everything works out for your mother…and remember…low sodium.

    A side note: I’ve started an “extreme” low sodium diet and I’ve already dropped about 5 pounds in a week. I’m aiming to get healthy over the next year and hope that whatever causes CHF hasn’t already screwed me up enough that I’ll be in the same shape as my dad when I’m his age. Just a thought for everyone…I think this stuff happens because of a lifetime of self “abuse” from poor diet and health. I’m 31 and I intend to stop this nonsense right here because even though I love my dad, this is the one way I do not want to be like him.

  14. Robert,
    Only the best wishes for your Mother. The best for a speedy recovery.

    Howard Greenstein

  15. Robert,
    Only the best wishes for your Mother. The best for a speedy recovery.

    Howard Greenstein

  16. Robert,
    Only the best wishes for your Mother. The best for a speedy recovery.

    Howard Greenstein

  17. Robert,
    Only the best wishes for your Mother. The best for a speedy recovery.

    Howard Greenstein

  18. Robert,
    Only the best wishes for your Mother. The best for a speedy recovery.

    Howard Greenstein

  19. Robert,
    Only the best wishes for your Mother. The best for a speedy recovery.

    Howard Greenstein

  20. Robert,
    Only the best wishes for your Mother. The best for a speedy recovery.

    Howard Greenstein

  21. Robert,
    Only the best wishes for your Mother. The best for a speedy recovery.

    Howard Greenstein

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