Sunday, July 15, 2007

More of the same.....

Hi guys. I'm sitting here with M'Lys and A'Lise on a naugahyde couch in the waiting room. How many Naugas does it take to make a couch? No one seems to know around here, and I'm not sure anyone but me thinks that's funny.

Things here are tough. Mom's vital signs are bouncing around like ping-pong balls. She looks somewhat better today, but medically that doesn't seem to be the case. Her blood volume goes down quite a bit on occasion, and they aren't totally sure why -- ulcers? internal bleeding? No one seems to know for sure.

She's not as alert today as she was yesterday -- it's harder to get her to come out of the depths to get an answer. I had her listening to my IPod while ago -- Jim Brickman's piano music. I asked her if she wanted to listen to more -- she said, "yes." So we did.

We've decided that the much-talked about "Dr. Rose" must be her latest crush. (If I can have a crush on Craig Biggio, I guess she can have a crush on Dr. Rose. He is quite a "looker.") Anyway, she will answer him far more than any of the rest of us -- when he asked her if she was in pain, she said, "no," and immediately followed it with, "but I lie a lot."

We look for humor wherever we can find it. Nelva used the men's restroom all day on Friday -- she preferred it. Apparently it has a window -- she liked that.

We're hanging in there -- it's tough but your prayers mean the world to us. It's like Carla and I were talking about the other day. We've known that the dialysis route would be coming at some point. I guess I always thought that when we go there, we'd know it was time to really worry. But then, this tumor stuff came up in June. At that point, I thought once we got a game plan and knew what was going on, I'd sort it all out. And now we're here. It's all way too fast.

There is a new tumor or something near the one on her skull -- they aren't sure what it is. The morphine helps alleviate any pain, so she's comfortable. The ICU nurses are amazing -- they just let us in whenever we want, for however we need to be there.

I'm going to sign off for now -- We love you all.

- d.


Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to all of you. This is all so unbelievable...too much, too soon, too fast. Please tell her I love her and am praying fervently.


Anonymous said...

Please tell her I love her too and that her prayer chain is all the way to Saudi Arabia.


Anonymous said...

You're all in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Prayers still going up like crazy around here. Just want you to know that you and your mom, and all the rest of the family are in my thoughts constantly right now. (((HUGS)) Amber

beki said...

Sounds just Like Sue telling the Dr that! One of the many reasons we love her and Milton. Give hugs to both from us
David, Beki and Mark Denison

P J said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and I have sent your blog address to the Gail Baptist Church. So you will be getting lots of prayer support from there, too.

Pat, Kate, and Sam

Anonymous said...

We have all of your family in our prayers. Having someone you love being so sick and not being able to help is devestating. This is when we know that we have to put her in God's hands. We know that he loves her even more than we do. Let Mlys know that Prairie View Baptist Church prayed for all of you today.

alwalls said...

We are praying for your family and for moments of laughter to come your way. Proverbs says and cheerful heart is good medicine. We'll pray for some of the good medicine for all of you!

Roger, Amanda, Karys and Hannah Walls (A.K.A. a Lloyd, Cornett, Liner family)

Gina said...

Sue, Milton and Family, Just a note to say that we are holding you close to our hearts during this difficult time. You are in our prayers and the prayers of the Andrews Church of Christ. Mother and Virginia's family send thier love. You are on all of our minds.
We love you,
Gina and Family

Anonymous said...

Uncle Milton I am thinking and praying for yall!

I love you!


Anonymous said...

Hey D'Lynn and family

There are no words that come to mind right now.
Just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
I plan to see you on Wednesday of this week.

Take care and know we love all of you,

Janet Wesson said...

Our prayers are with all of you.
Love you,
James and Jamet Wesson