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  • Asking for thoughts & prayers for my mother

    I'm asking for prayers for my mother. She is in ICU with a pulmonary embolism and severe COPD. At this point, things do not look very well for her. Her breathing is extremely labored, and watching her struggle for every breath is heart wrenching!

    She has been a full code up until today, which is her choice. She decided today that she did not want to be put on a vent...the Dr. said that it would be permanent...lungs are too damaged and she would not be able to be weaned off. I'm her POA and I'm thankful that she was alert enough to make the decision so I didn't have to. I can't even begin to imagine how she felt weighing the options like that to decide her fate.

    Gosh, what a way to welcome in the new year.

    Thanks.

    Rene'

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    Dear René,
    One of my many conditions is COPD, but thankfully it has not progressed much beyond a diagnoses so far – although I am frequently SOB if I do more then sit. It’s not a fun thing. However, that does not disturb me with your mother’s condition as much as the pulmonary embolism, which is what I think put her in ICU in the first place.

    Are the doctor’s doing anything to dissolve the clot? I certainly hope they can help restore your mom to her previous health. Let us all prey that the phrase, “It’s always darkest before the dawn” will hold true in this case as well.
    Burt

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    • #3
      Rene, I hope that your mom is at least as comfortable as possible. I'll pray for strength for all of you.

      Reenie
      Reenie

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      Husband has HCM.
      3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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      • #4
        Rene,
        I'm sorry your mother is having such a difficult time. She will be in our prayers as will your family.

        I remember feeling much the same when my mother was able to make her own decision. It doesn't really make the whole thing any less painful, but there is a comfort in knowing you are able to do what she wants. It sounds like you are able to be with her instead of halfway across the country and I'm glad for that. Linda

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        • #5
          Reenie.
          We will pray for your family, you and especially your mother.
          Peace,
          Leon
          God Squad co-moderator
          Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness

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          • #6
            Thanks, Leon, I still need lots of prayers for my mom too, but just to confuse everyone, it's Rene that needs the extra prayers this weekend.

            Reenie

            *I was almost a Renee instead of Reenie and I get confusion over my name all the time.*
            Reenie

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            Husband has HCM.
            3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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            • #7
              Reenie and Rene i will keep your mothers in my prayers

              Shirley
              Diagnosed 2003
              Myectomy 2-23-2004
              Husband: Ken
              Son: John diagnosed 2004
              Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

              Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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              • #8
                Rene,

                I am also praying for all of you.

                Rhoda

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                • #9
                  Rene

                  You and your family will be included in my prayers. Hopefully, your mother will get comfort from your love, the wisdom of the doctors and all the prayers that are being sent.

                  Take care
                  Esther

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                  • #10
                    Rene,

                    Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family.

                    Stuart & Barbara
                    Cleveland Myectomy Club
                    August 31, 2004

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