Monday, May 2, 2011

Your Prayers Are Needed

During the next few days I will be away from blogdom a bit as my soon-to-be 90 year old mother-in-law fell yesterday and suffered several broken bones.

She fell shortly before lunch on Sunday. We rushed her to the emergency room where she was x-rayed and found to have four breaks on her right side. Her arm where it goes into the shoulder, right at her wrist, and two breaks in her pelvis. She was admitted to the hospital and we are scheduled to talk with the doctor this morning about surgery.

At her age and with the early stages of Alzheimer’s, we are concerned if she can undergo surgery without any serious side effects. One doctor has already recommended letting the breaks heal on their own.

We want what is best for her with the least amount of pain and suffering so hopefully the second doctor for will have some news for us.

Author Douglas W. Jacobson will be guest blogging here tomorrow (with a giveaway) and author Kelly O’Connor McNees will be here Wednesday. Please drop back by to check out their interesting posts. I’ll try to drop updates on the sidebar as soon as I can.

Thanks so much and please keep us in your prayers.


26 comments:

  1. Oh Mason that is just awful. I will be thinking of you and your family :( Take care XXX

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  2. Dearest Mason .. my thoughts are with you and your husband .. these sorts of accidents and decisions in these serious conditions are exceedingly worrying .. I'll be thinking you - with peace and love .. Hilary

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  3. So sorry to hear that, Mason. My grandfather had a similar fall last year, and as a result he also suffered a heart attack and more complications. Fortunately, the doctors were able to patch him back together, and now he is back in almost as good physical health as he was. I only wish there was something they could do with the dementia.

    I'm definitely keeping you and your family in my thoughts, hoping that the doctors will be able to help your mother-in-law. Take care.

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  4. I am so, so sorry, Mason. My grandmother went through the same thing years ago, when she was in her early 90s. She did end up having the surgery and recovered well until a second fall later. Prayers with you.

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  5. Oh my, Mason, I will be praying. To be 90 is so wonderful, but to be so vulnerable is not so wonderful. Take care!

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  6. Mason - Oh, I am so sorry to hear that! I wish you well as you and your family cope with this. Thoughts and prayers and good wishes heading your way!

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  7. hope everything will be fine in the end, Masy.
    And I didn't know you are getting married soon?

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  8. I'm so sorry about your mother-in-law's fall. And I truly understand about the complications of Alzheimer's and medical treatment. Sigh. It's tough, I know, to decide what is best when she is so fragile in so many ways. You want her to be comfortable and suffer the least.

    I'll be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers as you travel this road with her. Hugs big time and don't even worry about the blog. It will still be here when you can get back with it and so will we. :-)

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  9. Mason, I'm thinking of you and your family. Sending prayers your way.

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  10. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I hope everything works out okay.

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  11. So sorry to hear that. Family first. We're not going anywhere.


    Terry
    Terry's Place
    Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

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  12. Sending many prayers your way, Mason!

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  13. Mason, I am so very sorry. At her age, this is so serious. Sending you love and hugs and prayers.
    Karen

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  14. Oh, that poor thing. It pains me to know they might have to let the breaks heal on their own, but I can understand their concern.

    My prayers are with you and your mother-in-law. Take care.

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  15. Mason, I hope you see this before the final decision is made for your mother-in-law. Surgery would possibly be a hardship she does not need to endure at this age. I agree with the doctor who said it would be best to just let the bones heal on their own.

    I worked for a number of years in a hospital and saw what surgery did to older patients, especially those that already have neurological issues. It was not good.

    Sending prayers and good thoughts your way.

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  16. oh! I'm so sorry to hear about your MIL. Many prayers for you guys, take care, and all the best~ <3

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  17. Your family is in may prayers.
    Take care.

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  18. Will be keeping your mother in law and the family in our thoughts.

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  19. You and your family can count on my thoughts and my prayers, Mason.
    you are not alone in this

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  20. I'm so sorry to hear this. My prayers and thoughts are with you Mason. Take care.

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  21. I am sorry to hear this as well...sending you all prayers as well

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  22. My very best wished to you and your family, Mason. I'm so sorry to hear about the suffering your mother-in-law is going through right now. You'll be in my thoughts.

    Jai

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  23. So sorry to hear about your mother in law - that's a really tough situation. I hope they can make her comfortable with those breaks! I'll be thinking of you. Take care *hugs*

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  24. I'm so sorry to hear this, Mason. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  25. It's been a hectic week here, and I'm just now reading this on Friday. My prayers are definitely with you and your family. Take care.

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