Thursday, September 22, 2011

Taking a Break

My posts and commenting will be few to nonexistent for the next little while. My mother is experiencing acute health problems right now.  I have been on the phone to doctors and nurses yesterday as my brother and I have gathered information for her  to have clarity about her decision of whether to go on dialysis or not. She has decided "yes."

A dear niece, Carolyn, is on the way to the hospital with her now. A drop in blood pressure this morning has bumped the dialysis preparations up to today. Instead of outpatient procedures tomorrow, the plan now is to deal with the blood pressure, then the dialysis prep and initial dialysis session in the hospital.

Since my stroke, I have been getting a thorough dose of the feelings my brother and sister-in-law in Virginia have experienced when they could not always be with our mother during challenging times.

I am especially thankful for my cousin Carolyn, for the fact that there is no distance in prayer, for God's never failing love and care,  and for dear friends and relatives who are praying.


  1. My very best wishes to you, your mother and all your family.
    At a time like this we know on whom we can rely for help.

    Don't overdo things yourself, your rehabilitation is still not complete. Take care.

  2. we will be waiting for you when you can get time to come online. keep us posted on how she is and how you are when and if you can. more prayers on the way.

  3. Oh, I am so sorry to hear this, you have just been getting hit with so many things. I do know several people on dialysis, and the good part is she should feel so much better!! We will all be waiting for you, and I will for sure pray for both your mom and you, they call me The Prayer Lady at church. My wish for you is peace, it is all in God's hands and in his plan.

  4. I'm so sorry to hear this. Sometimes, "when it rains, it pours."

    I'll add your mom to my prayers. I hope the dialysis will be successful for her.

    Take care, we'll still be here when things get better for you.

  5. Sorry to hear of all your mum's problems - please do look after yourself during this difficult time. Every Blessing

  6. Linda, Take care. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Dianne

  7. Praying for your peace of mind and continued health progress.
    I'm so sorry your Mom is having such problems and trust the DRs. will help her get back to health.
    It is hard to be unable to be right there and be helpful, but the Lord is in charge. (:0)
    Blog when you can. We will still be here.