Thursday

Update on My Mom

Dear Friends,

My mother has been in the hospital since March 23rd. Originally in her local hospital, then ICU, and eventually transferred to UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville.
She’s had so much going on:
Blood Pressure dropping VERY low
Liver enzymes 30 x the norm.
White Blood Count and Platelets VERY low
At one point she did not know us (her children and husband)
She is being feed through an NG tube down her nose/throat.
Still the doctors cannot tell us why this happened.

My sisters, my brother, and myself have been taking turns staying with her in Charlottesville.
I go to visit her again tomorrow and will stay through Sunday.
For those of you who read my blog, you know how very close I am to my Mom.
She means the world to me!
As of yesterday, we have seen some improvement. All of her blood counts, liver enzymes, etc are very close to the normal range now.
She is speaking a few words and when asked her name, she knew it!!
I think we have a long road ahead of us…..but I am so THANKFUL to still have her and am more than willing to travel this long road with her and my siblings and my Dad.
All through this ordeal I have heard God’s voice…and He continues to tell me to put my trust in HIM. He will heal her, whether it is on this earth or in Heaven.
Please continue to keep us in your prayers.
I miss you all and hope to be back in a few weeks.

Kerri

33 comments:

imac said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you - your Mum and all the family.
God speed your Mum's Health.
Take care with your traveling.
Julie - Stewart.

happyone said...

Prayer time for me is during my morning walk and I will certainly continue to pray for your mom, you and your whole family. Glad to hear that she is improving.
Hang in there my friend.

CG said...

God Bless you and your mum and your family - thanks for the update; I miss you lots!

Ida said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's condition, Kerri.
You are in my thoughts.
Take care.

Andrea said...

Sending positive thoughts your way. A~

Laurie said...

I will continue to pray for your mom, you, and your family. It is good to hear that she is improving.

Carletta said...

My prayers are still with you and your family Kerri. It is good to hear there has been some improvement.
May God shine his Blessings on all of you.
Take Care.
Carletta

Ms. Math said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I look forward to having you back in blogland - you are missed!

June said...

Sorry she's having such a time of it, but at least of late there's some improvement! Know you're in my thoughts...

Country Girl said...

It's good to hear a little bit of news. And it sounds a little bit better. I am so sorry you and your family are having to go through this, especially your poor mother.
I know exactly where you are right now. That's a good hospital and I bet Charlottesville is gorgeous at the moment. But I know so many other thoughts are taking precedence.
You're in my prayers.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Kerri,please know that I am praying for you and your Mom each morning.I know how difficult it is to sit beside the bedside of a parent.God will see you and her through,He always does.
Blessings,Ruth

Becky and Gary said...

Oh Kerri I'm so glad to hear from you and sincerely hope your MOM is on the road to recovery. I've been checking in on your blog every day. Do trust in God. He will make it OK in his own way. Prayers go out to you and all your family.
B.♥

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thinking of you all on this Good Friday....

Tom

Jayne said...

(((((Kerri))))) So very sorry to hear about your mom, but so pleased to hear that she is making some progress. May you continue to feel God's peace and presence.

MedaM said...

I can understand your feelings and I can imagine what you all have been going through. I am really very sorry. I hope your mom will get well soon and I’ll pray for it.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Prayers are with you as you wait for your mom's healing.

PERBS said...

More prayers coming -- you have such a positive attitude! Take care of yourself too!

Michele said...

Will be sending out prayers for as long as you need them!♥

Larry D said...

Kerri, glad to hear about the improvement in your Moms health. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as well.

Hilary said...

Sending positive, healing thoughts your family's way. Be strong. Thanks for the update.

Mrs. Salty said...

Thanks for the update; keep trusting in God.

jeannette stgermain said...

Will send up prayers for your mom that His will be done, and stength for all of you!

DeeMom said...

Continued prayers, thoughts adn concerns go forth from here to you all

Mary said...

I know how difficult it is... I will think happy thoughts for you and your Mom! Don't worry about the blog - travel safely. Tell your Mom many people are praying for her.

Mary

Kate said...

This is a trying time for you and your family, yet it appears that you are quite positive, especially in your faith. Take good care of yourself so that you can continue to be available to your Mother as she needs you.

Appalachian Lady said...

My thoughts are with you. Please take care of yourself while you are caring for your mom and family.

dot said...

Kerri, I'm so glad she is improving. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Naturegirl said...

Kerri: Of course I will hold your dear mother in my prayers! I know the journey of worry when our mothers are so weak and in need of medical attention and we must be there for them to comfort and watch over.I send your mom healing energy and comfort to you.
My daughter is in hospital too so I'd appreciate a few prayers for her.
hugs NG xo

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I hope your mom continues to improve! I just returned from 16 days with my mom and dad while my dad had surgery for lung cancer. It's tough watching a parent suffer.

Rick said...

Well keep her in our prayers...

Beautiful Creation said...

I am glad to hear that there has been some improvement. I am very close to my parents as well and I know, first hand, how scary it is when their health is in question.
I have been going through tough times lately, and I've found a CD that has really helped me have hope and trust that the Lord will take care of everything. The CD is by Kari Jobe and it is self-titled. The second song, "Healer" is one you should hear.
Take care.

photowannabe said...

My prayers are with you too. Its a difficult time but I'm glad you know that the Lord is near to you.

Dusty Lens said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. sorry to read about your Mother's health problems. Take care, Rob

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