Saturday, June 20, 2009

My mom died today

I have been practically living at the hospitals, my mom just passed this morning. She is not suffering any more. She died in her sleep, under alot of medication at the hospital. She didn't feel any pain. My mom was the best mom ever, I hope everyone realizes how great their moms are. The hospital told my mom on her birthday Thursday that she had approx. 2-days. She was asleep for the last day and a half. She had stage four melanoma (metastasized) cancer for the past 7 years. The original skin cancer was 17 years ago. She fought so hard, she beat all of the odds, did all of the treatment and much more. I will miss her so much, I feel that my heart is broke into a million pieces.

My dad is still in ICU and just had more surgeries yesterday, I could not even be there for him. I was with my mom at her hospital. I am going to visit him tonight, even though he is probably still sedated from his two surgeries yesterday.

Times are sure tough.

Friday, June 5, 2009

More News on Hospital update

So much to tell. Sunday night my husband got super sick, throwing up both ways all night long. He could not keep water or anything down. I brought him into the urgent care in the am, he was dehydrated. They gave him a pain shot & nausea shot, since he was not able to take his pain meds for his recovery from his surgery. He ended up in the emergency at the hospital & in ICU for two days & regular room for two days. He just got back home.

Our daughter, ended up with the same thing on Tuesday - the Dr's then realized that my husbands problem, was not all related to the surgery. Our 8yr old was terribly sick for two days, had to have IV fluids and lots of tests yesterday. She went back for tests today, but she is finally feeling better and slept thru the night. She has graduated from a full clear liquid diet to the BRAT diet. ( BRAT = Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast). Mainly she is eating toast and Popsicles, but she is holding them in finally.

My mom had her scheduled pet scan, she has approx 12 + tumors from her cancer- she has been fighting a long time. We got some good news, 80% of her tumors are a little smaller, yeh. Maybe her experimental treatment is helping. She is still weak, but not in the hospital, just going for fluids alot, due to her problem holding everything in and not having an appetite.

My dad was moved out of ICU to PCU and just got moved to a regular hospital room late last night, yeh. I hope he keeps getting better.

I am exhausted.