Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Update-Prayers

     Some of you have followed our journey with parents this year. We lost my mom in May and my husband's mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just before Christmas. My mother-in-law had a massive stroke this morning. She had requested no measures be taken to prolong her life, so she is at the nursing home and being kept comfortable. She may be able to hear us, but she is not responsive. Luckily, we were there on Saturday and she talked on the phone to both of my children. My husband called her last night and she seemed fine on the phone, he is very glad he called. They have told us that it takes 1-3 weeks to die without a feeding tube. We hope she passes quickly, my father-in-law is just sitting on his bed watching her. If I'm not visiting each of you as much as normal, you will know why. If you haven't spoken to your parents lately and still can...pick up the phone. We have really learned at our house in the past year that life can change very quickly.

25 comments:

Pondside said...

Sue, I'm so sorry to hear this latest news. You are right about life changing quickly, and I treasure every chat with my parents. Prayers - yes, you have them.
Thinking of you.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sue, my heart goes out to you and your family and your father in law in particular. I'm so very sorry.

Please know I'm thinking of you and praying for you that the Lord will wrap you up in His loving arms.

XO,

Sheila

La said...

Oh Sue.

I'm so sorry. Your father-in-law breaks my heart. Sending hugs your way. La

Patrice said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm glad you got to visit them over the weekend. Lots of prayers for your entire family...

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sue, I am so sorry your MIL had a stroke. This has been such a tragic year for you.
I will be praying and put you on my bible studies prayer list.
God bless you!
Yvonne

Marydon said...

Sue, may God lift her quickly to His home .. & hold you all up during this time. Prayers lifiting.

TTFN ~
Marydon

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sue, I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I am so sorry. I will definitely keep your entire family in prayer. God Bless to all. Hugs, marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So sorry, Sue. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

So sorry to hear this. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Barbara F. said...

Sue, I was so saddened to read this post. I lost both my dear parents, yesterday was my mom's anniversary. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Blessings to you and yours, xo,

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, I am so sorry, You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Terri

JRFrugalMom said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law Sue. I will be thinking about you and your family.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sue I am so very sorry to read this. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Kathleen said...

My deepest sympathy and prayers. you have had a tough go of it!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Sorry to hear this Sue..
Will be thinking of your all... ciao xxx Julie

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Sue, so sorry to hear this news. You are in my thoughts.

Blondie's Journal said...

Many prayers going out to you and your family, Sue.

XO,
Jane

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Sue, you are right it is so important to treasure every moment and every opportunity as life is so very fragile. My thoughts will be with you and your family at this time.

Anonymous said...

Sue, so sorry to read your news, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Gypsy Heart said...

Sue, I am so very sorry! My mother had a long series of strokes and it was horrible to watch her deteriorate. It's also amazing how long the body can continue without nourishment.I do think it's between her and God now so I hope that your family can be at peace. I wish I were closer ~ I'd make you a pot of tea and offer a shoulder. Of course, the latter is available anyway.

xoxo
Pat

Traci said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Life changes so fast. My prayers are with your family.

Madelyn said...

Dear Sue,
I am so sorry. My mother had a seizure yesterday and we were wondering the same thing. She is 91 and bedridden. It is very hard and I am sorry that you and your family have to go through all of this. My prayers are you and your family.
Madelyn

Rettabug said...

Oh Honey...I'm just now catching up with you, after my company (2 diff sets in 2 wks) has left.

I'm so sorry to learn of this turn of events. Please give your sweet DH a hug of support & concern from all of us who share his sorrow & have walked in his shoes.

what a year you guys have had!

MEGA HUGS,
Rett

Karen said...

Lots of hugs and thoughts and prayers being sent to you and your family. Hard times! God will get you through this too.
Thinking of you.
Karen