Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mom Still In ICU

I haven't felt like blogging much lately.  I'm sorry that I'm missing your posts, life has been exhausting.  My mom was supposed to be in ICU just for a weekend but she's still there.  The nurse described her as being "very frail".  It sounds so strange to hear those words.  Nothing was ever "frail" about my mother.  She's used to be about 5"7", was always complimented on how young she looked and acted and the doctors used to tell her that she was so healthy.

The visiting hours are very limited in ICU (10am-1pm, 3pm-6pm, and 9pm-10pm) and they only allow 2 people at a time.  It's so sad seeing my dad look at her.  She never used to get sick...ever.  I walked out to get us some coffee and when I came back my dad had his hand on my mom's hand and he was praying.  I had to look away because I started to cry and didn't want to make either of them upset.  My mom has a tube through her nose and down her throat so she can barely be understood when she speaks. She's never had surgery before so this type of pain is probably a shock to her particularly at her age.

It's been incredibly difficult watching all of this happen.  I'm finding myself praying frequently and I haven't done that in a really really long time.  I feel so helpless.


  1. I am so sorry for what you are going through. Thinking of you and your family.

  2. I'm so sorry for this--it is horrible watching your parents suffer. Thinking of you.

  3. I am so sorry. It is hard watching the people we love grow older & struggle through illness. :( I'm thinking of you.

  4. I'm so sorry you're going through this. My Dad had a heart attack last year and it was so tough watching my Mom worry over him.

    I hope your Mom is on the mend.

  5. Thinking of you. It's important for you to be there; even if she can't speak you can tell her how much you love her and hold her hand.

  6. How terribly scary to see your mom going through all of this. She must be scared, too. I hope that she gets past this and can return to being the strong, vibrant person that you know her to be.

  7. Many prayers to you and your Mom. What a heartbreaking situation.
    Your blog is fantastic, so glad I found it! Sincerely, Jessa

  8. It's so hard watching someone you love suffer. I hope things turn up soon.

    I just wanted to add, about one of your last posts about the insensitive doctor--if your ovaries are okay and your tubes open, then I would think that a few more IUI's would be a good thing to try. A good friend of mine got pregnant at 43 after several IUI's--it can happen. Sorry if the "I know someone" stories aren't helpful--for me it depends on the mood I'm in on whether I care to hear all that crap :) !!

    When will you know more about your lab work? You would hope with all that there would be something informative that would show up. I hope you have answers soon.

    And, if you ever want to know more about EA--I'd love to share.