Chng. in Mom's condition - to Maine I go

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Chng. in Mom's condition - to Maine I go
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Thu, 01-03-2008 - 5:43pm

As many of you know my mom's condition became very serious when we were visiting last week. We thought she was out of the woods but today she took a turn for the worse that her doctors describe as 'inexplicable and traumatic' It may be nothing. it may be very serious and as most of you know my mom is on about life #15 right now so she may be sitting up fine as a fiddle tomorrow. But she is not recognizing people and not making sense right now. the nurses felt strongly my brother and I need to be there. My brother is going up tonight. I am going to go in the morning. I am borrowing a laptop from the theater so I can stay in email contact' I am hopeful that I will be able to come home tomorrow as well or at least on Saturday if she is staabilized but I have no way of knowing what is going to happen. Should the worst happen I will probably come back to NH for a day or so before going back to Maine again. My brother said to me on the phone that he "doesn't think this is going to end well" having been through my dad and my sisters' deaths together we have a good way of communicating and my mom is sounding now just like my sister did when she died.

Liza is being AMAZING and loving and wonderful. Daviid will get her tomorrow after school and keep her as long as need be and is being incredibely supportive Kelly's going to check my mail for me (she's working all weekend so can't go up with me but there's nothing she could do anyway) and fortunately I' just hit some major deadlines at work so don't have anything pressing to deal with right now. So.. off I go. If nothign else I know I'll be back by Tuesday to vote! ;-)
thanks for all your support and good wishes. I'll be on again tonight I'm sure since I know I won't be able to sleep!

Katie

"If gay Americans are not allowed to get married and have all the benefits that American citizens are entitled to by the Bill of Rights, they should get one hell of a tax break. That is my opinion,"

- Jeane "Dear Abby" Phillips, in an interview with Lisa Leff.

 

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Registered: 08-08-2006
Thu, 01-03-2008 - 5:51pm
I'm so sorry to read this, goodluck and godspeed.
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Registered: 03-27-2000
Thu, 01-03-2008 - 6:59pm
Oh Katie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your brother right now.
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Registered: 04-27-2005
Thu, 01-03-2008 - 8:10pm
Best of luck to your family. Please DO keep in touch as we all care about you and your family.
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Thu, 01-03-2008 - 9:03pm
Oh goodness Katie.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 01-03-2008 - 9:34pm
I'm so sorry to hear this.
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Thu, 01-03-2008 - 9:42pm

Thank you guys -- this is such a rollercoaster. My brother is there now and apparently there's excess amonia in her liver -- they still can't find evidence of the cancer there or in her brain which is odd -- what she has is actually consistent of ltae stage alchoholism which is bizarre since my mom hasn't had a drink in about 5 years and wasn't much of a drinker before that! they can treat what's happening but they don't know WHY it's happening. My brother says every once in a while my mom wakes up an dlooks at him and says 'tell Patrick to go home" LOL...

I dunno. I have this feeling i"ll get there and she'll be sitting up in a chair saying 'what are you doing here?" this is about near death experience 8762 for her in the past three years...!

"If gay Americans are not allowed to get married and have all the benefits that American citizens are entitled to by the Bill of Rights, they should get one hell of a tax break. That is my opinion,"

- Jeane "Dear Abby" Phillips, in an interview with Lisa Leff.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Thu, 01-03-2008 - 9:55pm
Sorry.
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Thu, 01-03-2008 - 9:56pm

They can no longer find cancer in her brain and liver?

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Registered: 07-26-2007
Fri, 01-04-2008 - 12:34am
I'm so sorry, Katie. You and Liza, your Mom, your brother and Kelly are in my thoughts and prayers tonight.

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Kitty

"I think Noonan is at least eight years too late when she laments that faith now trumps competence in GOP politics. It didn't seem to bother her much when a candidate she supported -- the catastrophically underqualified GWB -- was running and citing Jesus as his favorite political philosopher...It's like the old saying: When you lie down with dogs, you wake up with Hucka-fleas..."--Gator


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Kitty

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Fri, 01-04-2008 - 5:57am

mkat, best of luck to you and your family.

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