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crazy4games
Crazy4games  (Level: 123.0 - Posts: 1020)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 3:01 PM

PRAYERS AND POSITIVE ENERGY NEEDED!

Last Wednesday, my 86 year old mother fell, and broke her hip. She spent the next 26 hours on a gurney in the E.R., because there was no bed available for her. She had a hip replacement on Friday, and she seemed to be doing pretty well, but sometime in the wee hours of this morning, she took and turn for the worse, and had a minor stroke.

I believe in the power of positive energy, and I know how you wonderful people have come through for many others in the past, so if you could spare a moment to do what you do best, and help my mother, I will be forever grateful.

Thanks, Wendy

seniorrita
Seniorrita  (Level: 140.1 - Posts: 223)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 3:37 PM

Oh dear. . . here's a hug for you and prayers for her. Dont give up!
the SeniorRita

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5884)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 3:42 PM

Prayers and good vibes are on their way. Hang in there.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 4:02 PM

So sorry your mother is facing this pain and illness. Of course, prayers go out to her and to you. Please keep us updated.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.4 - Posts: 21603)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 4:04 PM

You and your mother are in my thoughts-Linda

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 4:24 PM

Many prayers for her full recovery.

She will need reassurance and tender loving care to get her thru this. She will be missing her home and neighbors, so bringing in familiar things will encourage her to get well enough for her return.

She will be frightened and unsure of her future..............make sure she is comforted in her spirit, as well as the medical attention.

Please keep us posted on her recovery.
All my very best wishes....
~Bev



nelly
Nelly  (Level: 172.0 - Posts: 1167)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 4:26 PM

Thinking of you both!

virtus
Virtus  (Level: 162.2 - Posts: 2460)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 5:28 PM

Keeping you and your mother in my prayers. Blessings, Anne

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 5:32 PM

and you are in my prayers also!

aquamar
Aquamar  (Level: 179.0 - Posts: 910)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 5:49 PM

I'm sending all my positive energy your way. Wishing your mother a speedy recovery.

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 5:58 PM

Prayers, good thoughts and postive energy-zooming along to you and your mom.

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.8 - Posts: 6057)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 8:17 PM

Wendy,

I hope you mother makes a full recovery and is feeling great in no time! My prayers, thoughts and hopes are with you and your mother.

Marilyn...

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 8:41 PM

All my prayers and good wishes to you and your mother Wendy....

We went through a similar event last year, and if I had it to do again
I would encourage her by keeping things around her that she loves.
This tells her you know what she loves - and reminds her that you
love her enough to want her beloved things around her....my Mother's
was her Bible which I read to her every day, even when she was unconcious.

The other thing is very important....try to encourage her to walk on her
leg and hip as soon as the doctors say it's strong enough. My mother
was in a Home and nobody was doing physiotherapy with her for months.
If I had it to do again, I would Bribe, bully and bitch until she exercised that
leg and kept it strong. Being able to walk is vital to your mother's hope and
mental health in the years to come.

Hope this helps. Much love and many hugs to both of you....

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5491)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 8:45 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom...if there is anything I can do please don't hesitiate to ask ok?
Vickie

crazy4games
Crazy4games  (Level: 123.0 - Posts: 1020)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 11:33 PM

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. You are all so wonderful!

I've just returned from the hospital, and my mom seems to be doing a little better. She is quite groggy from all the meds they have given her, but the doctor informed me that she should have no long term effects from the stroke. This is GREAT news!
She and my father raised 5 daughters, all of whom are very close by, so she is never alone during visiting hours.

I'll be sure to keep you posted, and again, thank you all so much!
Wendy

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7570)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 11:46 PM

That's positive news. We're all wishing for your mother's recovery.
Fortunately, she is able to get medical attention when needed to go along with your family's round the clock love and support.







tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 205.1 - Posts: 4197)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 11:46 PM

Thank you for the update, Wendy! I'm so happy to hear the doctor's prognosis! I'll continue to keep your mom in my thoughts and hope she's able to be up and about soon. I'm glad to hear all of her children are close by. That must be a great comfort to her.

All the best,
-- Geri

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sun, 18th Jan '09 11:50 PM

If she had to have a stroke, I'm so glad she was in the perfect place to have it and get the best immediately needed care. My prayers join these others for your mom's speedy recovery. Strength to her and to the family through the coming months.

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 220.4 - Posts: 1935)
Mon, 19th Jan '09 4:28 AM

Great news, Wendy. Sending hugs & good thoughts to you & your family

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Mon, 19th Jan '09 10:03 AM

Hey Wendy.. sorry I didn't see this until now.. I've been down with the stomach flu this weekend.

I'm sorry to hear your mom is having this trouble but happy to hear the prognosis looks good. Here's warm wishes and support for your mom (and the rest of your family) (((hugs)))

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Mon, 19th Jan '09 2:54 PM

That's wonderful news about the stroke, they can be so devastating, as can the hip surgery, but take heart the progress made in both areas of medicine has been remarkable. You and yours continue to be in my prayers.
Martina

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Mon, 19th Jan '09 3:02 PM

Glad to hear some good news!

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Mon, 19th Jan '09 3:07 PM

I'm sending prayers and positive vibes your way. Glad to hear that things are looking up.

crazy4games
Crazy4games  (Level: 123.0 - Posts: 1020)
Mon, 19th Jan '09 4:35 PM

When I went to visit my mother today, she was sitting in her chair, having her lunch. She is also doing some light excercise with her leg and hip.

Sploofers are a terrific bunch! The notes of support and good wishes have been pouring in. Prayer and positivity can do wonderous things,( along with a great medical staff.)
I've always felt like we are a family here on Sploofus Island, and again you all have proven it. The way you rally when someone is in need is truly a blessing.
You guys ROCK!

Thanks again, Wendy

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.1 - Posts: 3778)
Mon, 19th Jan '09 10:37 PM

Dang. We hope she is up and kicking, soon.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Wed, 21st Jan '09 4:32 PM

Wendy,, just wondering if you had an update on your mother's condition. Hope things go well for her.

crazy4games
Crazy4games  (Level: 123.0 - Posts: 1020)
Sat, 24th Jan '09 11:24 AM

Things are not going well for my mother now.

Her kidneys have stopped functioning, and basically her body is just shutting down. The doctors have told us that surviving another surgery is highly unlikely, so now it just comes down to ensuring that the rest of her days are as comfortable as possible.
She has let us know that she is ready, because she is resisting any treatment, by pulling out her I.V. as well as her oxygen. We've decided to abide by her wishes and just let nature run it's course.

Thank you all for your prayers and wishes and lovely notes. They are all so comforting in a very difficult time.

to all
Wendy

nelly
Nelly  (Level: 172.0 - Posts: 1167)
Sat, 24th Jan '09 11:48 AM

Thinking of you and your family, Wendy. I'm sorry things have not gone better for your Mum but glad she's been able to let you know her wishes.


Karen

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 205.1 - Posts: 4197)
Sat, 24th Jan '09 12:29 PM

Wendy,
I'm very sorry to hear this, but as Nelly said, I'm glad your mom has been able to let you know what she wants. I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.
-- Geri

naomi4195
Naomi4195  (Level: 51.7 - Posts: 184)
Sun, 25th Jan '09 3:04 PM

Wendy,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Having just lost my mother in the past year to cancerm, I do know what you are going through. Take comfort in the fact that you are all there with her and that she will soon be in a better place. My heart goes out to you and yourfamily.
Naomi

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.8 - Posts: 6057)
Sun, 25th Jan '09 3:11 PM

I'm sorry, Wendy! My prayers are with you and your mother. I pray she doesn't suffer and isn't in any pain.



Hugs,
Marilyn...

crazy4games
Crazy4games  (Level: 123.0 - Posts: 1020)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 9:14 AM

To all who have been praying for my mother, I'm letting you know that her pain and suffering ended last night.

Thank you again for your support and good wishes. You are a wonderful bunch.
Wendy

4getful1
4getful1  (Level: 176.0 - Posts: 2926)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 9:20 AM

Wendy, my prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you with great memories
of the good times with your Mom, and faith that you will see her again in that better place.

Brenda

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 9:21 AM

Oh Wendy, I am so sorry for your loss, I know how hard it is even when expected, you continure to be in our prayers.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5884)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 10:27 AM

I am very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marsha

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 220.4 - Posts: 1935)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 11:11 AM

My sympathy to you & yours, Wendy

allena
Allena  (Level: 255.8 - Posts: 1391)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 11:29 AM

My prayers are with her and you. Thanks for telling us. Rowlanda has it right ... familiar things and people plus fast physical therapy and praise for her progress. Let her know she is getting better ... often. I feel for your position. She is lucky to have you and the stamina to warrant such an operation at her age.

cjar855
Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 12:28 PM

So Very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.

Cathy

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 12:32 PM

Wendy, my condolences to you and your family. I can empathise, I've been exactly where you are and it was the hardest thing in my life to date.

Lisa

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 12:33 PM

I am so sorry. {{{{hugs}}}}

jeannette
Jeannette  (Level: 111.1 - Posts: 1736)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 4:14 PM

i am very sorry my love to you and family x

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 4:56 PM

I'm so sorry. So hard to lose a parent.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 5:06 PM

I am so sorry about your mom's passing. I pray strength you don't even understand for today and the days ahead. I pray you feel God's arms around you, loving and comforting you, and keeping you putting one foot in front of the other as you make decisions and do what must be done, at a time you may least feel like doing it.

If you feel anything like I felt at losing my precious dad, it feels like there just weren't enough moments with her. But I'm sure your mom was very grateful you were there for her and for your love. You're a good woman and a good daughter!

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7570)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 5:35 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing.
My deepest condolences to you and your family.


virtus
Virtus  (Level: 162.2 - Posts: 2460)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 10:22 PM

So very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Memories can be a precious treasure. My sincerest condolences and sympathy, Anne

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 10:29 PM

It's never easy and we're never prepared. I'm so very sorry for this painful loss you must now bear. I know you'll remember all the happy times with a smile and a tear and you will always miss her. Your heart will hold her close and she'll see and smile as well. Take care of yourself.
Maureen

headylamar
Headylamar  (Level: 150.7 - Posts: 740)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 10:33 PM

My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom.

tazmaniac72
Tazmaniac72  (Level: 188.0 - Posts: 213)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 11:14 PM

Hello Wendy,

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Like you said, all of her suffering is over, and she is moved on to a much better place. I have not been on very much at all lately, and I apologize for seeing the thread so late.

I share in your loss to an extent. My mother passed away this past Friday on the 23rd. I haven't been on lately, and I believe I only sent on person a message about it, and I really didn't have a chance to put more out about it. She had a stroke 16 years ago, and we, along with my brother, had managed to help maintain a fairly stable life for her. Right before Christmas, she went in the hospital for a urinary infection, and was sent home. She didn't get better, and we had her re-admitted on New Year's Eve. After over a week of tests, she was found to have renal cancer, and it was more spread than the area that was found. She came home on the 16th, because surgery and other treatments were not possible, due to her weak condition. She came home to be comfortable, and to spent time with her loved ones. After one week, she was ready for the Lord to take her home.

I originally was not going to say much about what happened, but I read many of the posts, and I thought I would include it to help start the healing process for myself, and to encourage others to do the same when they have the need for the support of others. Wendy, if you ever need any support, please let me know. You're in my thoughts and prayers, Mike

headylamar
Headylamar  (Level: 150.7 - Posts: 740)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 11:27 PM

So sorry as well, Mike. My Mom left this earth last March. Dementia took her away long before that though.

crazy4games
Crazy4games  (Level: 123.0 - Posts: 1020)
Tue, 27th Jan '09 11:35 PM

Thank you all

Mike, I am so sorry for your loss, and I'm glad you posted.
I can't tell you how much the support of these wonderful people has helped me to cope.
I'm sure you will find them as comforting as I do.

Please, if there is anything I can do for you, I'm here.
You're in my prayers and thoughts.
Wendy

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Wed, 28th Jan '09 1:14 AM

Wendy,

I don't do the "public" thing often, but I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even begin to imagine. When I lost (not as in couldn't find) my dad, it was the people who I didn't know that gave me incredible comfort.

Taz...you know where I am...miss you buddy (cept for WRs then you can kiss off). Smootches.

Me.

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 205.1 - Posts: 4197)
Wed, 28th Jan '09 5:05 AM

Wendy,
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I hope happy memories give you some comfort during this time.
-- Geri

bobbsey
Bobbsey  (Level: 153.6 - Posts: 252)
Wed, 28th Jan '09 5:21 AM

sorry to hear about your loss, taz, its a shock when it happens, and my thoughts are with you

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Wed, 28th Jan '09 6:22 AM

Mike, so sorry to hear of your loss also. You sound as though you were a devoted son and caregiver. You made her final days peaceful which is a strong comfort. Be well.
Maureen

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 220.4 - Posts: 1935)
Wed, 28th Jan '09 6:42 AM

So sorry for your loss Mike. I'm glad your Mom got to spent her last days at home surrounded by by her loving family. It was the best thing you could do for her

chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.6 - Posts: 1332)
Wed, 28th Jan '09 6:50 AM

Wendy and Mike my thoughts and prayers are with you too.

Last year when my Daddy died, the love and support i found at Sploofus was phenomenal. I hope you feel the same comfort, knowing people here truly care.

HUGS!

~~chy~~

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 28th Jan '09 9:34 AM

Mike, I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom. Sounds like you guys did a phenomenal job taking care of her for all those years. My heart goes out to you.

tazmaniac72
Tazmaniac72  (Level: 188.0 - Posts: 213)
Wed, 28th Jan '09 12:22 PM

Thank you guys for the kind words. It means so much to know there are people here who support each other when they need it. I hope I can do the same in return for others when they need it as well.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 28th Jan '09 12:38 PM

Wendy and Taz, so sorry, and sorry I saw this so late. My heart goes out with all good wishes for you both. My mom died in 1995, but she's still with me, maybe more than when she was alive when we didn't get along so well, and not a day goes by that I'm not aware of using or saying something she taught me. She lives on in me and she'll probably be the last person I think of when my time comes. I know just what you mean, Wendy, about your mom being ready. My mom was too, and more recently John's grandmother just seemed to will herself away at the end.

Peace to you both. If there's anything...

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7570)
Wed, 28th Jan '09 4:10 PM

My sympathy goes out to Mike/ Taz as well.
To both Wendy and Mike:


Platitudes aren't really helpful in providing closure, so just keep the compassionate expressions of concern from Sploofusers in your thoughts over the next few weeks while you make any adjustments.





cindyjo422
Cindyjo422  (Level: 97.4 - Posts: 43)
Wed, 28th Jan '09 5:21 PM

Dear Wendy, Your Mom and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care, CindyJo

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Thu, 29th Jan '09 7:44 AM

Just read your posts Wendy and Mike....
So sorry that you both lost your Mothers.

Especially that the time between your
mother's fall and her death was SO short
Wendy....you've been on an emotional
rollercoaster and I do hope that you reach
some peace and acceptance quickly.
However you do know that was what your
mother chose for herself, and we don't all
have the chance to choose.

I went to see my Mother the day before I
came into the Hospital, and it was very
hard to say Goodbye when I left....
not being sure how either of us will be
doing in a month's time!!!! Life happens
so swiftly and without our agreement....

Take care of yourselves Mike and Wendy.

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.8 - Posts: 6057)
Fri, 30th Jan '09 5:57 AM

To Wendy & Mike!

I just read about your mothers and am really sorry for your losses. May God bless both of you and your families!

Marilyn...

gerryn
Gerryn  (Level: 18.7 - Posts: 141)
Fri, 30th Jan '09 11:22 AM

Wendy,

Your mom, and your family are in my prayers.

Gerryn (the other me)

wordster
Wordster  (Level: 159.7 - Posts: 911)
Fri, 30th Jan '09 7:15 PM

So sorry to hear about your losses.


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