** Due to the increasing severity of MY ILLNESS, it has become impossible for me to continue to post on a regular basis. Unfortunately, as much as I desperately long to, I am also unable to visit each of your blogs often or reciprocate all the loving, supportive comments many of you continue to leave - even though at times it may appear as though you've arrived at some long ago, forsaken blog! With that said, I really want you to know that I miss every single one of you and that I really am still here! I'm just too sick and too weak most days to be able to sit up long enough to create a brand new post...or even read one. However, I absolutely do receive AND read every new encouraging word you leave (and, often, the old ones, again and again!) and I cherish them now more than ever! I truly appreciate your love, support, and, most importantly, your precious time spent on your knees in prayer for my family and me. It ALL means the world to me and I am truly blessed to have friends like you!
~Hugs and Sister Love, Teresa

FYI: All comments come to my email, which I can easily read on my phone. I also enjoy Facebook on my phone because I can catch up on A LOT in a very short time there. Soooo, if you're on Facebook, come 'friend' me there! {{HUGS}} **

Sunday, February 21, 2010

~ Number 2 ~

My mom remains in the hospital and has been given the diagnosis of Diverticulitis, in addition to Pancreatitis. From what I understood from my conversation with her today, it also appears she may have been receiving too much IV fluid which caused her to begin having difficulty breathing this morning. This means, due to her heart condition, she was not able to process the fluids fast enough and was possibly starting to go into Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) due to fluid overload. My mom is very knowledgeable about her various medical conditions and knows all too well the signs, symptoms and causes of CHF. Therefore, she was able to advise the nurse what was happening and insisted they discontinue the fluids immediately.

It has definitely not been a good day for her and we all are very frustrated with everything that is going on. Therefore, bright and early tomorrow morning, she/we will attempt to contact her primary cardiology group in Atlanta to see if we can bring them in on her case so that they can make sure her heart is being properly cared for during her treatment for these intestinal issues. *sigh*

In the meantime, PLEASE continue to pray for my mom. It appears that things are definitely not going to be as simple as we had first hoped at the beginning. Please specifically pray for guidance and wisdom for the physicians and other medical personnel who are in charge of her care. Please pray for strength, comfort, peace and complete healing for my mom. And, last but certainly not least, please pray for my dad as he stands by my mom's side during all of this. As I told you about a couple of weeks ago, my parents just celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. They have been together through thick and thin, but they are certainly not spring chickens anymore. :0)

Thanks so much for your love and support. It means more to me than you'll ever know.




I'm a full-time mummy said...

HI Teresa!

I will continue to pray for your mom & dad, and the rest of you. Pray for God's will & the wisdom in the hospital staff in handling your mom's situation. God bless you all!

idontknow said...

Continued prayers for your whole family. I am so glad she has you to keep track of things, that she has such great knowledge, Dad to hold her hand, and prayerfully good care takers in the hospital.
We know you have strong connections above!

Karen Hubbard said...

Dear Teresa,
I am praying for your mom and dad all of you Hope she gets well soon and that they figure out exactly what is going on and that her Cardiologist will be on board I do not like the New Rules with Pedimont that your doctor can not see you but have to have a Hospitlist I think that is wrong but will be praying . Hope you are feeling better.
Karen Hubbard

christy rose said...

Thanks for the update on your mom Teresa! I will continue to pray for her!

Aleta said...

Sending prayers, most definitely!

Suzanne Westover said...

Wishing you all the very best during these difficult times.

septembermom said...

Teresa, I'm praying for your mom and dad. Sending you love and peace.

Anonymous said...

I want you to know I have been interceding on your behalf daily since I read about your condition. Miracles still happen. I will also be praying for your mother's healing and recovery. May God bless and keep you and your family.

Donnie E.

Lamonica Epps said...

I hope everything turns out well for your mother. I will keep your mother and your family in my prayers.

Continue to have faith.

God Bless You :)

Anonymous said...

I'm continuing to pray for you family.
I'm glad they were able to find out what is wrong with her and treat her.
Hope she recovers fast!

Samantha said...

Hi Teresa,
Praying for your dear mother and your family.
Keep us updated.
God bless,

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Just wanted to thank you for visiting my on my SITS day and leaving some blog love!


Anonymous said...

Oh, Teresa, I'm so sorry I didn't know. I've been having a hard time getting back into the swing of things since my FIL died. I'm slowly shaking out of my emotional paralysis - ability to think came back first, then just express any idea, then eventually write, now I'm able to visit and reach out!

My aunts and mom have diverticulitis. My aunt just had surgery to remove an area of inflammation so she shouldn't have that problem anymore. It usually doesn't require surgery, but after years of episodes, it was needed.

I remember my grandmother taking the seeds out of cucumbers and tomatoes - no sesame seed bread. Our family cannot turn down one of my aunt's famous tomtoes - so it is an on-going battle.

I'll be praying for you still. After great challenges, exhaustion sets in to recover from the emotional strength we exhibit (bluecotton theory). I pray revitalized strength for you!


Anonymous said...

I am So happy that you visited my site (thru sits) so that I can also visit yours..i am very new to this but appreciate you faith thru hard times! We serve the same Lord!


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