Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mama--Please pray

My Mama is very sick.  She has been sick for almost 2 weeks.  She called last Thursday and said that she was sick with chills, fever, and headache.  I was told not to worry, but she wasn't up to keeping Sweetie for the weekend.  The doctor said it was just a virus that was going around, and they were checking for Lyme disease just in case.  Fast forward 6 days and 4 more doctor visits.  Mama is much worse.  Her fever stays between 101 and 103.  Pain medication hasn't had much effect on her headache. 

The biggest shock was when my Daddy called and left a message on Sunday.  Daddy has NEVER called me.  Even when Mama had some minor surgery a couple of years ago, he didn't call.  He doesn't talk on the phone.  Even if he picks up when I call, the conversation is "Hey.  How are you?  Love you baby.  Here's your mama."  So you can imagine what's going through my mind.  He doesn't know what to do.  He has told my sister and me to stay home.  Really, there isn't much I could do if I went there. 

Yesterday, they redrew Mama's labs and they are testing her for everything they tested for last week plus a bunch of other stuff including Yellow Fever, West Nile Virus, and Legionnaire's disease.  She is on a strong antibiotic, a steroid, and sedatives to help her sleep.  She is in danger of developing pneumonia.  She is scheduled for a CAT scan of her brain on Thursday.

I am restless.  I'm having trouble concentrating on the day to day stuff.  I can't do anything for Mama except pray. 

Please pray for Mama if the Lord leads.  Thank you.

2 comments:

  1. I will definitely pray for her, your dad and you. I'm sure you are extremely worried and wanting to be with her. Keep us updated as you are able.

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  2. blessedwith2angelsAugust 17, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    I will be praying for your mom. I hope she is better very soon. Let us know how she is doing.

    Pam

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