Thursday, February 13, 2014

My Mom Had a Stroke


My Mom had a stroke last night.  I just came back from the hospital and
from visiting her doctor.  The prognosis is not good.  Fourteen hours into
the stroke she is still unresponsive.  The will do a full stroke workup and
we are all praying for the best, but he told me to prepare for the worst.


This is her favorite spot in the garden.  I hope she will be able to sit 
there once again.  While the doctor believes she will not, I am not
going to stop hoping that she will.

This all happened so suddenly.  One moment she was fine and the next
one she was not.  The other day I posted about how my life had changed so
drastically in the past few months never thinking that in a couple of
days it would go through yet another drastic change.

I am feeling very numb.  It's hard for me to be home right now because 
every room reminds me of her.  Since she is in ICU, the visiting hours
are very limited so I will live in limbo until I can see her again.

I know I may have to let her go and that if I do I hope she will be
with my Daddy once again.  I know that she has missed him so much
these past three plus years.  But I just don't feel ready for this.  I doubt
that there is a way to be ready.  

I will let you know what happens.  Until then I will not be posting.

Love,
Susan

70 comments:

  1. Susan, I am so sorry to hear this news. I will keep your Mom and you in my prayers. Sending you a hug my friend!

    Linda

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  2. Oh my, I am looking for the words to make you feel better but my mind is full of compassion for you. I pray for miracle healing for your Mother, for the best skills for her medical staff, and for strength and endurance for you and your family. May God comfort you, may the fact that you have so many followers sending prayers and positive thoughts to you, may they lift you up and help you face this difficult time. Bless you.

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  3. ohhh I am so very sorry for you and your mom. remember take care of yourself your strength is needed right now.
    Cathy

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  4. Oh I am so sorry my friend, let's hope and pray she eventually recovers, as my friend's mom did, here. Prayers are going her way and for you to be strong in this hard times you and your family are enduring.
    FABBY

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  5. My heart is with you.. My Mom is very ill as well. I know that feeling of not ready for this yet.. I keep telling my self I will be ok.. My Mom now resides in a Nursing Home we thought was temporairly but its not she has gotten worse.. Yesterday she said she was coming home.. and I had to tell her with my heart breaking she can not... we can't care for her.. Life is difficult.. I'm trying to leave it in God's hands.. I will Pray for you and your Mom.. You do the same and ask For his comfort.. Blessings to you and I hope Mom gets to come home for you to.. Much Love Janice

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  6. Terribly sorry to hear this. Will be praying and hoping with you.
    ~april

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  7. You, your Mom and David are all in my prayers. I wish I could be with you there, in person. Sending lots of love and support your way...

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  8. Susan, Just KNOW that I am praying for you and your mother. The Lord is with you ~ trust him. There is no way that we can be ready for any tragedy. I pray you will find strength and peace in the days to come. (((Hugs))) to you my friend xo

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  9. Susan , I am so sorry to hear about you Mom, I will say a prayer for her and put her in my "God bag of prayers", I keep it in my sewing studio and write notes there every day, it is know to cause miracles to happen or at least I think so. You stay strong, many have survived a stoke with therapy and I hope this for you mom. Love and hugs, and you bring joy to my life every day when I read your blog. Glenna Williams

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  10. Oh Susan, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom.. I have been in your shoes and it's not easy. You must take care of yourself and be strong. Praying for you and her and all of the family.

    Blessings to you.

    Judy

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  11. You are all in my thoughts, hoping along with you.

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, you and your sweet family are in my prayers.

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  13. Our moms are so special to us. I pray that your mom will recover and be back in her favorite garden spot very soon.

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  14. So sorry to hear this! Praying for your mom and you sweet friend...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  15. I'm so sorry. Keeping your Mom and you in my prayers.

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  16. I am sorry. I am praying for your Mom and for you. I pray that Jesus will hold your hand.
    Hugs, Dottie

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  17. Oh dearest one, I'm praying for you right now! I know this is so hard, wish I was there to hold your hang, bring you tea, anything. Please keep us posted and we'll keep praying!

    Love, Mary

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  18. Oh, Susan I am so sorry. I am praying for you and your family. This is just awful news. I lost Mom when I was in my 30s and Dad 6 years later..........I hope she doesn't suffer, I hope for a miracle for her! ♥

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  19. This is a hard situation and many of us have been through it, so we understand. Keep knowing that God is in control and His will be done. I pray for the doctors and their knowledge, the nurses and their compassion, and for you and your husband. I still believe in miracles! Vicki in Louisville KY

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  20. Susan, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's stroke! The most awful thing about strokes is they generally come without warning and can be so devastating. My mom had several of them over the last years of her life. They paralyzed her left side and forced her into a nursing home which she despised. Watching a parent struggle against the effects of a stroke is heart-wrenchingly difficult. One feels so helpless! I hope that your mother's condition improves and she recovers from this blow. And I most definitely know that you will find the strength you need to help you get through whatever outcome there is. Hugs to you from your Austin "neighbor", Mellodee.

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  21. So sorry to hear this news......keeping you all in prayer. My sister had a stroke this past summer, she is 78 and has made a remarkable recovery, she still lives in her home and continues her normal life....even drives!!! So, don't despair, He is in control....

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  22. I'm so sorry, Susan. I hope the docs have good news for you...prayers going out...

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  23. Many prayers for your mother, yourself and husband! May The Lord be with her and heal her. The very best medical staff be blessed with wisdom and be with each every minute. God bless you dear blog friend! An admirer from NYC :)

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  24. Oh, Susan, I am so sorry! Praying now!

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  25. Susan, I'm so glad you shared this!!! Know that your mom, as well as you & your husband are in my prayers. Praying for healing!!

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  26. God bless you, your family and your mother.

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  27. Sorry to hear this sad news.
    Merle................

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  28. Dear Susan, My heart hurts for you today. I understand because 40 yrs ago my mom passed from a stroke. Medicine has come so far and I'm praying that the doctors will have wisdom as they treat her. I'm surprised the hospital won't let you into ICU at any time, just so you can be there. Also, one thing I do know is that it is very important for you to talk to your mom-she can hear you even if she can't respond.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  29. Oh Susan, I will keep you all in my prayers. Sweet hugs my friend, Diane

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  30. I'm so sorry to hear about your mum. I hope she comes out of this ok and never lose hope.. I will say a prayer for her.. take care, Maryann

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  31. so sorry to read this, Susan. sending healing thoughts, prayers and positivity. (((hugs))). xo

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  32. sending healing and loving energy for both of you. You can get thru this no matter what happens.

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  33. OH SUSAN you listen to your heart and pray that way and we will too ( the doctor won't have as much faith and love as you do! )

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  34. Oh my dear friend my heart is just breaking for you! Please know that heartfelt prayers are being said for your family.

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  35. Oh, I am so sorry! I am sending good karma your way. Be good to yourself now. You need to eat and sleep and take care that you don't get rundown during this time. I know you are in shock. I wish I could be there with you.
    Brenda

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  36. Sao sorry about your mother. My prayers are with you.

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  37. Susan, my prayers and good thoughts are with you and your family. I know exactly what you are going through since my mom died from a stroke that had her in a coma for over six weeks. You have to be strong throughout this and hope for the best. And most importantly, take care of yourself.

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  38. Thinking of you during this very difficult time. I hope for the best.

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  39. When I saw the title I couldn't believe it. So sorry. I hope it is better than what the doctors think. So sad that something can come up so quickly. Saying prayers for your mother and for you.

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  40. Oh, I'm just so sorry, Susan! I know exactly how you feel and know that numb feeling. I do believe as long as there is breath, there is hope. Praying for your little mother and for you. Take care of yourself - it's so important. I'm praying God will give you just what you need through this.
    Blessings,
    Shelia ;)

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  41. Oh, Susan my heart is just breaking for you. Life is so very fragile. I am praying for both you and your mom during this very difficult time. xo Laura

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  42. Susan,
    Praying that God will meet you at your point of need and for your mom and your family. So sorry that you all have to go through this.
    Believing for victory.
    Sandra

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  43. Oh Susan, I am so very sorry to hear about your mother. Never give up hope. Take care of yourself as you will need your strength.
    I will be praying for you and your dear sweet mother.
    Mary

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  44. Susan, I'm so sorry! Sending up prayers for you and your family.

    Hugs,
    Stacey

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  45. Dear Susan,
    I'm keeping your mom, hubby and you in my thoughts. Take care......

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  46. What a terrible shock and just when you were all settling in the new home. I am so sorry. Sending you my thoughts and prayers.

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  47. Dearest Susan and Family;
    I Hope and I am Praying that your Dear Mother will be much Better very soon. God is holding your Mother in the palm of his hand. Please Take Care.

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  48. Dear Susan - I am so sorry to hear of this. There is never a good time to face one's mother's mortality. I hope your mother rallies and that you will have a little more time with her.
    Hugs.......

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  49. Praying for you all, particularly your mom.

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  50. Oh Susan, I woke up to read this terrible news. I'm so very sorry. I am praying for your mom to come through this. No matter what a doctor says, we know there is a power greater than that and that miracles can and do happen. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband and especially your dear mother.

    xoxo
    Claudia

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  51. Oh Susan, I woke up to read this terrible news. I'm so very sorry. I am praying for your mom to come through this. No matter what a doctor says, we know there is a power greater than that and that miracles can and do happen. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband and especially your dear mother.

    xoxo
    Claudia

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  52. I got to meet your gorgeous blog and found this sad news.
    I'm sorry to hear about your mother, Susan. Have faith. I will keep you in my prayers.
    A big hug.

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  53. I am so sorry to hear you and your mom going through this. Sending prayers to you and your family. Prayers are great and miracles do happen. Praying all will be well,
    Dawn

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  54. I´m Verónica, from Argentina. I am very sorry to hear about your mom. I hope the best.

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  55. I´m Verónica, from Argentina. I am very sorry to hear about your mom. I hope the best.

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  56. I´m Verónica, from Argentina. I am very sorry to hear about your mom. I hope the best.

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  57. I´m Verónica, from Argentina. I am very sorry to hear about your mom. I hope the best.

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  58. I´m Verónica, from Argentina. I am very sorry to hear about your mom. I hope the best.

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  59. So sorry to read your sad news. Please know your mother wil be in our prayers.God heals,stay strong

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  60. Oh..gosh I just read this. So sorry to hear your Mom had a stroke. I'll be praying for a miracle. I so hope things are better tomorrow. If not I pray for you to have the strength to carry on. I went through a health scare with my Mom last year and am so thankful I still have her. I so hope you have your's for a long while more.

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  61. Ooh, dear Susan, I'm saddened to read this and sending much love and healing prayers for your mum's complete recovery.
    Will be checking back, and thinking of you and your family.
    Hugs
    ~Jo

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  62. Sorry to hear your news, you are all in my thoughts, hoping along with you.

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  63. Susan, yes, she will seat once again in that beautiful spot in the garden.. so sorry to hear about that.
    I'll be thinking of you and your family, bug hug
    Lisa

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  64. Bless you! I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's stroke. I'm hoping and praying with you for the best! Keep the faith...
    Hugs from Texas!

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  65. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Susan. We will lift your mother up in prayer, knowing that our God can do anything.
    Blessings,
    Patti

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  66. Dear Susan,
    I'm new to your Blog, but I wanted you to know that I'm praying for your Mom.
    Many Blessings Linnie

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  67. Susan,

    I'm so very sorry to hear about your mom. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Blessings,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  68. Susan, sorry for this sad news. My prayers for you a nd your mom.

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  69. Bless your heart Susan..I am just reading this and I am so very sorry. Just wanted you to know you have my prayers.....
    Love, Mona

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