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Medical update — 040112

All of Mom’s challenges are being managed by hospital staff. She’s doing okay, and might even be released tomorrow. Still, no visitors or calls today. She wants to focus on getting well. Continue reading

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A Picture of Health — 071011

For several years now, I’ve written – in great detail – of Mom’s many serious medical challenges. Every word I’ve written has been true. And yet, when you see her now, you’ll wonder what I’ve been drinking. My mother is a picture of health. Continue reading

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Medical update — 042311

I saw Mom twice today, both times with the same scenario.  She was able to eat only a few bites of her scrambled eggs for breakfast, and most of a bowl of oatmeal for dinner.  She didn’t want me to … Continue reading

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Medical update — 041211

Mom’s been slowly declining since Saturday.  While her vital signs hold steady, she keeps asserting her strongest desire to be done; to leave her body behind; to be with Jesus.  Naturally, others want her to stay.  No matter…when it’s time, … Continue reading

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Medical update — 041011

Mom was sitting in a big hospital armchair when I arrived at 9am.  She’d been there since 5, and was lovin’ the beautiful view from her windows.  But the shaking caused by Parkinson’s Disease was wearing her out, so we … Continue reading

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Medical update — 040911

I got the call at 2:30 this morning.  Mom was found on the floor beside her bed.  She didn’t respond to the Piedmont Place nurses who then took her vital signs.  They were much too low.  Paramedics were called, and … Continue reading

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Your problems vs. my problems — 022811

A quick note before I get started.  Mom has spent the past couple of days in bed.  Her self-imposed bedrest is, she says, the result of sweating night and day.  When you dig a little further, she reveals that she’s … Continue reading

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