The morning before my Mom died, my Aunt Susan fell and broke her leg. She was
taken to the hospital but the doctors were unable to perform the surgery necessary to
insert a pin to give the bone stability because for some unknown reason her white
blood cell count was elevated. After a few days a successful surgery was performed
and her health seemed to be on an upswing.
Within the past few days her blood sugar became elevated. She never ever had a problem
with it before and there is no history of diabetes in our family. She is has never
been overweight. In fact, she has always been very careful of her weight because
she was once a model in New York City. She has always been so fashionable.
A real Audrey Hepburn type, stylish and elegant. She was my role model.
So how the blood sugar became so elevated is yet a mystery. I have been
talking to her on the phone every day. She has helped me through my
grief and I have kept her company during her hospital stay. We have been
closer than ever over the past few weeks.
But yesterday she took a turn for the worse. She started to accumulate
fluid in her lungs and has now been diagnosed with congestive heart
failure. Aunt Susan had open heart surgery about three years ago and
the surgery was successful and her most recent report from her
cardiologist was good.
I am worried. Aunt Susan is my Mom's youngest and only living sibling. I am not
ready to lose her too. I never heard her discuss her own death before, but last night
she did. I know her life is in God's hands, but I am praying that He will let us
be together in this life a bit longer.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley