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Posted: 3/2/2002 5:36:30 PM EDT
My mom has been sick and what we thought was the flu, might turn out to be something else. We don't know what yet, but will find out soon. Please think of her in your prayers. Her name is Polly. Thanks guys..... Michael
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 5:39:43 PM EDT
Consider it done. Let's just hope it's a case of the crud that's been going around.
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 5:43:15 PM EDT
Certainly will. My wife and I will do just that when the last of the boys is in bed.
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 5:44:38 PM EDT
DonR...thanks for the thoughts and I wish it was the crud, but we're pretty sure it isn't.
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 5:57:12 PM EDT
Done. Aggie1
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 6:11:57 PM EDT
She's in my prayers.
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 7:10:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 7:11:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 7:44:44 PM EDT
done. and best wishes
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 8:00:31 PM EDT
God speed to you Polly, please get better soon.
Link Posted: 3/2/2002 10:01:38 PM EDT
Ponyboy, I hope everything works out well for your mom, will do.
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 3:56:15 AM EDT
You got it Buddy......prayers offered up......
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 4:01:25 AM EDT
Prayers are on their way. [>]:)]
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 4:13:34 AM EDT
We'll all hope for the best over here for your Mom!
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 4:15:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 4:18:31 AM EDT
DRAG! HUGE DRAG! Mommas are special huh? I hope nothing but the best for her bro!
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 4:22:59 AM EDT
Done.....I hope she is OK.
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 4:24:46 AM EDT
Done.....and for you too Pony...
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 7:32:21 AM EDT
Best to you and your Mom, Ponyboy. Keep us posted!
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 7:44:41 AM EDT
Prayers sent. All the best.
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 8:28:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 9:02:51 AM EDT
You got it bro. Consider it done.
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 9:19:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 9:36:24 AM EDT
prayer for you both are on the way. I'll trade for prayer for my father in law, who passed away yesterday.
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 9:45:26 AM EDT
She is at the hospital right now having some tests done. Both of my sisters are up there and told me to just stay home with the kids and they are letting me know what is going on with cell phone updates. I only live about 5 minutes from the hospital she is at, so I'm going to go up there as soon as I can have a chance to see her. I'll keep yall updated as I find stuff out. Thanks again for all of the thoughts and prayers.
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 1:01:47 PM EDT
Prayers on the way!
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 1:14:35 PM EDT
Prayers out to your Mom & Family.. Hope all turns out OK. Keep us posted. Bravo5-2
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 1:15:01 PM EDT
Well, here is what we know so far. She has some type of intestinal blockage but they aren't sure what is causing it. She was extremely dehydrated and low on sodium and magnesium which she is getting through an IV now. She has a tube going down her nose to drain her stomach of any contents and right now is going through a CAT scan. The Dr. said there is probably a 75% probability that she will need surgery to correct the problem which worries me because of her age and the weakened condition she is in right now. She has been pretty sick for about a week, but is stubborn and wouldn't go to the doctor until she couldn't stand it anymore, kind of like me. I just got back a little while ago and I'm about to go back, so I'll let yall know anything else. Thanks again for being here. I'm just surfing and playing with the kids trying to act happy.
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 1:16:51 PM EDT
A candle has been lit for her!
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 3:48:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GoatBoy: My thoughts are with you and your mom... Now, go take care of her and tell her we all wish her well!!!
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couldn't have said it better. good luck.
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 8:47:19 PM EDT
My Mom spent 4 days in the ICU last month, so I know what your going through. My prayers are with you, just hope I didn't use up all my credits already. Hope she gets well soon.
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 10:22:19 PM EDT
Count on my support also. I hope the family can help each other out on this as well as helping your Mother. Take care!
Link Posted: 3/3/2002 10:24:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/4/2002 2:34:16 AM EDT
Last night they told us that the has a small tear in her lower intestine that will require surgery to correct. Because she was so dehydrated and her electrolytes and several other things were so low and because she is so weak right now, they will probably not do the surgery until Tuesday and are giving her antibiotics to try and prevent any infection. I'll probably be up there quite a bit, but I'll give any updates when I get a chance. Thanks again guys....
Link Posted: 3/4/2002 3:06:33 AM EDT
I Surely will...We are family.
Link Posted: 3/4/2002 7:18:42 AM EDT
As awful as the diagnosis and treatment sound, this is actually good news as it is treatable vs. something less treatable like cancer or a big bad virus. I'm praying for her, you and your family to pull through this without complication or problem. God bless. Matt
Link Posted: 3/4/2002 7:26:36 AM EDT
I had this happen to me , it is called diverticulitus (spelling), intestinal sugery is not pleasant and the recoup can be long but she will recover 100 %. you are lucky she went in as this can cause a bad infection the longer it goes untreated, as mine did.
Link Posted: 3/4/2002 7:48:09 AM EDT
My thoughts and prayers are with your Mom, you family, and you. Best wishes. Tyler
Link Posted: 3/4/2002 9:55:36 AM EDT
Our thoughts and prayers are with you... Mr and Mrs Noname.
Link Posted: 3/4/2002 3:29:24 PM EDT
Best wishes to you and the family PonyBoy, you too BillofRights.
Link Posted: 3/4/2002 4:13:26 PM EDT
Prayers are on the way. If she is in WNJ I know they have some very good doctors there and some outstanding nurses. Good luck.
Link Posted: 3/4/2002 9:11:46 PM EDT
My prayers are with Momma Polly.....May God touch her and heal her. Keep up the faith Pony...just keep the faith. Amen, [b][blue]NAKED[/blue][/b]
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 4:43:02 AM EDT
Ok guys...she ended up having the surgery yesterday morning. After searching they couldn't find the hole in her intestine and they assume that it had healed on it's own. Apparently she had been feeling pretty bad for a while but didn't tell anybody, because she hates hospitals, and there was a large pocket of puss and other crap in her stomach that needed to be removed. She has a cut from the bottom of her sternum to the top of her pelvic bone and has an epidural right now so that it isn't painful for her to breathe. They expect her to remain in ICU for the remained of today and hopefully in her own room tomorrow if everything goes well. She looks a lot better even with all of the tubes up her nose and down her throat and comming from everywhere else. I finally got some decent sleep last night for the first time in several days. Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers and hopefully things will go smoothly from here on out and she will be out in about a week. -03 Shooter- Yes she is at WNJ. My sister is a director at TMC and knows all of the doctors so we usually pick and choose and the hospital we go to is usually dependant upon who is on call at the time. Her dr. is Shrunk (not sure if I spelled that right).
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 7:28:24 AM EDT
Hope she has a speedy recovery and gets home soon. I have been saying a prayer since I started reading the post. Also get some more sleep or you might be in the bed next to her.
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 11:58:18 AM EDT
Is there an update on this? Prayers have been going on since yesterday.....
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 12:17:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By satcong: Is there an update on this? Prayers have been going on since yesterday.....
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satcong....my update is to posts above yours. I posted it this morning as I was too tired last night when I got home. I just got back at about 1:30 this afternoon and everything is about the same. She is still mostly sleeping and not really fully aware of what is going on yet, but we were told that was to be expected. My sisters and dad and my mom's sister are still up at the hospital sitting there, but because we can't go back in to see her until 5pm I decided to come home. I live less than 5 minutes away anyways. There is a small possibility that she could get moved from ICU to MICU this afternoon/evening. Personally, I'm still worried about infection and her breathing and everything else, but I think I'm just worrying myself because it's my mom. I'll feel a lot better when she's more awake and aware of what is going on. Thanks again for all of the prayers and thoughts. I really appreciate all of yalls kindness. Michael
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 5:49:07 PM EDT
I would like to thank all of you for your prayers and support. I just got back from the hospital and my mom is doing much better. She was completely taken off of her epidural today and got out of bed for the first time since her surgery. There are still no signs of infection but she is still in a lot of pain. Her incision runs from her sternum to the top of her pelvic bone. Hopefully she will be out of the hospital in four to five days. I never realized how scary it is when you think you could possibly lose your mom. Thanks again guys......
Link Posted: 3/8/2002 6:37:24 PM EDT
Get some rest. This has been a long haul for you. Glad to hear things went well and she is recovering. Great news!
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