Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Update:

If you were quick and read this soon after I posted it, it has been updated twice. Just FYI. :)

I think my Aunt Judy said it best in one of her last e-mails so I'll just copy and paste. I hope she doesn't mind.

AnnaMarie is not doing well. Could not do angiogram this morning because her kidneys and liver were shutting down. The doctor at that point figured they were looking at open heart surgery once they could get her other systems functioning, which he predicted would take a few days at least. A few hours later they had succeeded at getting a good-enough look at her heart to see that there were no blockages, so that’s good news; the troublesome part of that is that there is now no explanation as to why it is not functioning sufficient to keep the other organs working. Arlene and Marian are still at the hospital and Charlotte and Mike will be there in a few minutes. Anna’s other kids will head down tomorrow. Vickie is on her way this afternoon (from Vegas), and Dan is making plans for Friday. The rest of us in Utah are in standby mode. Keep praying. Love, Judy

I just wanted to say thank you to our family and friends who have sent their kind words and prayers our way. I am so thankful for the Priesthood and the opportunity that my mom had to receive a blessing yesterday. Thankful to my Aunt who has made it possible for my brother and sister to fly there as soon as we can. Thankful to my Aunt who put her name down in the Temple and called to see if I needed anything only to realize I just needed someone to cry with for a minute. To ALL of my Aunts who have been there with my mom and helped in all the calling/updating/crying that has been going on since yesterday. So thankful to Charlotte who has made me feel the closest to being there with my mom as possible with her updates and love. So thankful to my cousin (Michele-you NEED a blog!) for calling just to see how I was holding up. Thankful for another cousin who has offered her home for any of us to stay in should we need more room. So so so thankful to all of you for loving my mom so much and for just being there. We are so blessed with such an incredible family. We at home are doing okay. Shar and I are flying out in the morning and I think David is coming on Friday. I have tried to keep my mind off of things by cleaning and organizing everything in sight. I'm now the proud owner of the cleanest refrigerator this side of the Mississippi. Cupboards, closets, junk drawers too. Spotless. Lucky for me, I don't think I could ever run out of things that need cleaning around here. Hmmm is that really lucky afterall?! I have told the last few people I have spoken with that I have cried enough for today and will possibly resume in the morning but for now, my quota is spent. I just REALLY REALLY need to see my mom.

I will try to keep updating as things come up. My Aunt Judy has done an AMAZING job with this though so it might just be double information. Please continue to keep her in your prayers. I have a good feeling now that things are going to be okay. I'm clinging to that and happy that I'll be there soon.

8 comments:

The Forney Four said...

I'm so sorry I didn't call. Please know I've been thinking of you and your mom all day. I've called my mom a million times to get the updates and I'm so glad that she's there. I'm so happy that you get to go tomorrow. I am sure that everything is going to be fine. It sounds like she's doing a lot better.

love you.

Shill and Company said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I feel so bad for your family. I will certainly pray for her and for your family as you are going through such a stressful time. It's hard to see our parents get older and experience health problems.

Good luck to you and your family!

Malena said...

Melanie, I'm sorry about your mom. I'll probably see you later today at the hospital. I'm still waiting to hear back from Marian to see when a good time would be to come. Hang in there, and let me know if you guys need anything!

SM said...

Still thinking of you both. I am so glad things are improving. Please continue to update us. Much love your way!

Danielle said...

Wishing you love, peace, prayers and courage during this time - take care!

Tiburon said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom! If there is anything I can do, let me know! :)

Trish in Texas said...

I'm sorry, Mel! I got your most recent email update and I'm glad to hear that things are looking up for the most part. We are praying for you guys!

Christine said...

I will keep you guys in my prayers