Update on My Mother – Prayers and Good Thoughts Requested


Mom, Dad and All Mom's Sweet Friends at American Legion, Sept 2012 Picture taken by Mariah
Sept. 2012. Mom is so loved, when we went to the Local American Legion, I had to take a picture of her, Dad and Mom’s Admirers. She’s very thin here but 90 lbs, now down to 71…can you imagine?

Edit Added 2/22/2013: Please follow the link in this post to sign a card for my Mother, her spirits are low and my goal is to get at least 100 signatures with well wishes for her… thank you!

Hi there everyone, my Mother has some answers to her terrible pain in her back. It appears that the hospital borne illness that antibiotics can help control, but not get rid of. Is possibly encased (as Mom described it to me) sort of like sometimes when you get a pimple and a shell forms around the problem inside the skin. And hence the infection is not responding to the antibiotics since its being protected by the shell around it. This last January while she was in the hospital for over a month they said the infection was into her bones, so I have no idea what this means.

A picture of my Mother, pre drastic weight loss and a few years back.
My Mother in better times, on prednisone in the picture, and a few years back.

Also the MRIs, she had, show she has a couple more vertebrae gone and is scheduled for surgery next Monday. Mom and Dad want the same doctor that operated on her last time, since he knows her well and understands the problems that were/are in her back, as a result of wanting the same doctor Mom needs to wait until Monday to get him.

This will be a rough surgery, the doctor voiced fear, of this much needed surgery, with how very weak and frail she is right now. The Surgeon will probably have to extend the existing rods as part of it and possibly fuse more vertebrae.

Please keep the prayers & good thoughts, and well wishes coming for my Mother. Again I have a strong faith in the power of prayer.

I have set up a card for everyone to sign, please do sign it, I want her to know how many people out there send their thoughts and prayers to her, as this will cheer her up.


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