Please pray for my Mom

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   Posted 1/19/2009 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sure many have noticed I have not been on for a few days.  I have had some computer probs, but I have also been at the hospital because my Mom is very very sick.  She is 83 years old and over the last 6+ years has suffered a series of strokes.  She had being doing okay.  She was bed bound, but would be very alert and happy and talkative a times, but has also had some dementia going on.
Because of these series of strokes she also developed diabetes, and some kidney problems.  My older brother and my sister are her main caregivers.  Last Wednesday they had to call 911 because her sugar dropped extremely low, and her sodium levels went thru the roof.  We didn't know it at the time, but she also has pneumonia.  My Mom is now in the ICU unit, on a respirator, her body has swelled really really bad, that the water is seeping out of her skin.  She is very very sick, and to be honest I believe her time on this earth is short.
We are having a meeting today at 1 pm (Pacific Time) with her doctors to discuss what we should do.  I am asking all that pray, to please pray for my Mom, me and my family.  Most of my siblings are all on the same page, that we don't want her to suffer, and if she can't breathe on her own and has to be sustained on a machine, we know that my Mom would not want that.  But I do have one sister that I am very concerned will cause problems.  But thankfully my older brother has power of attorney and can make the right decision.
I ask for prayers for my Mom, that God helps us to come together as a family and make the right decisions for her, and if its God's will to take her home with Him, for all who will be left behind with broken hearts that he be with us during this time. 
I love you all very much, you are all very special to me, and consider each of you a very special friend to me.  Please pray for strength for me, because my friends, my heart is shattering right now, because I DO love my Mama very very much and I am so broken right now.  I want what is best for her, but it really is hard to let her go.
Thank you so much for your prayers, I will be eternally grateful to you all.
God Bless,
Gail *Nanners*
PS:  If your Mom is still alive, be sure to hug her often and let her know how much you love her. 
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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   Posted 1/19/2009 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   

I am so sorry for what your family is going through right now. Unfortunately I have been there, with my own Mom, and with other very close family members. I hope your one sister is able to be on the "same page" as the rest of you. It is the type of thing that can shatter families and that is I am sure not what your mother would want. Make sure she is hearing the doctor clearly and that he is speaking in plain English. Hopefully things can turn around and your mother can get through this rough patch, but we will be here to help you either way.

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, especially for your meeting. I do hope all goes well.


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   Posted 1/19/2009 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Gail, I am so sad to hear this. It is clear you love your Mother so! I am praying that God gives strength and peace to your Mom, yourself, and your family! May you feel his loving presence throughout this time.
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   Posted 1/19/2009 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry. You and your mom will be in my thoughts.
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   Posted 1/19/2009 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
(((((((((((((((((((((((((NANNERS AND FAMILY))))))))))))))))))))))))
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   Posted 1/19/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
You, your family and your mom are in my prayers.... I pray that God will be done and that His loving arms and peace will surround you all in this difficult time.
(((((((((hugs to you)))))))))

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   Posted 1/19/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Thoughts and prayers continue for you and your family,
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   Posted 1/19/2009 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   


I'm truly sorry that you are going through such a difficult time in life right now. I'll certainly pray for strength for you and your Mom. 


My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Initially, 9 weeks of Prednisone, currently taking 2000mgs of Pentasa.

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   Posted 1/19/2009 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

Keep us posted...
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Currently taking: Pentasa, Entocort, Imuran, Zoloft, Seroquel & Ativan as needed

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   Posted 1/19/2009 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
You and your family will be in my prayers, Gail. May you find the strength to get through these rough times together!
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   Posted 1/19/2009 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gail may peace and love sustain you in your time of need. You know we are all feeling your worry and hope things go alright today .You are in my thoughts. lol gail
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   Posted 1/19/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
BIG (((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))) Nanners, I am sending best wishes for you and your whole family during this awful time.
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   Posted 1/19/2009 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
(((((HUGS))))) What an awful spot to be in. I'm sending prayers your way - for your mom and your whole family.

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   Posted 1/19/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please know that many people here care very much about you and we are here whenever you need us.


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   Posted 1/19/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
((((((Hugs-Nanners & Family)))))) - God IS with you...all you have to do is open your hearts and listen to Him and see His footprints in the sand. He will carry you through this and heal your heart. We All Love You Here and will be sending comforting prayers up for you. Please keep us updated when you can. -Gayle
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   Posted 1/19/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I am praying for you and your mom and the rest of your family. Please know that She is in the Hands of our Great Physician-Jesus Christ!!

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   Posted 1/19/2009 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   

My prayers go out to you and your family, especially your mom. God will lead you and your family through this difficult time..I know he will....


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   Posted 1/19/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Gail, I'm keeping you, your mom and your family in my prayers. Know that He is with you!

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   Posted 1/19/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
My prayers are with you and your mother! I also gave my mom a hug and told her I love her, because I don't know where I'd be without her.

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   Posted 1/19/2009 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
(((Nanners))) prayers and thoughts are with your Mother, you and family

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   Posted 1/19/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Nanners, I am so sorry for what you, your mother and your family are going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Please do keep in touch and let us know how things are progressing.


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   Posted 1/20/2009 1:36 AM (GMT -7)   
No matter how old or sick our mother is, it's never easy to let go.  I remember when my grandmother died at the age of 84, my mother was 57, but I have never seen her cry so much....needless to say she thinks about her every day.
I hope God will give you and your family strength to make the right decision, and to comfort your hearts...  Mothers are unique...

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   Posted 1/20/2009 3:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Nanners, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.May God be with you all.(((((hugs)))))

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   Posted 1/20/2009 4:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Nanners, I will keep you and your family in my prayers...


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   Posted 1/20/2009 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family.
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