July 07, 2010
Life can get difficult by Terry Burns
In case you haven't heard we brought my mother to the hospital in an ambulance unable to breathe. It turns out that she has congestive heart failure with water in her lungs (not ruling out pneumonia) - and after the blood work was processed discovered she has a staph infection on top of that. She is now in the hospice and they have finally been able to release her from her pain. We know the end is near but she is no longer suffering.
There have literally been hundreds of emails and facebook messages. I can't answer all of them, of course, but your prayers and expressions of concern mean a lot to us.
God gave her a gift. The Sunday before she went down with this she rallied, got out of the hospital, attended her sister's 90th birthday where she had a wonderful time and got to see most of her relatives. Then on Tuesday it was back in the hospital and straight downhill.
Family has been coming in constantly, and needless to say we are here 24/7 so if you are waiting on me for something I apologize and I do try to do what I can in small snatches of time here but I know I am getting behind. My clients are being wonderful about it and my five assistants are helping take up the slack but still I know it is going to continue to be a problem for a while.
Thank you for your patience . . . and we do covet your prayers.