Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hanging On

I deeply appreciate the care and concern on my last post. I am also thankful for the caring emails and it is killing me that I'm unable to respond to them. I've been stuck at the hospital with only my iPhone for internet. My eyes aren't that great so I was hoping soon to go home and update you and hopefully give good news.

Unfortunately, that is not the case.

Yesterday I made the horrendously difficult decision to remove my mother's life support. The dr. thought she'd be gone in a few hours, but here we are 16 hours later and she is still hanging on.

I've been blessed with the support of family and friends throughout this ordeal. We are in a Catholic hospital so my mother has had lots of annointings, prayers, and rosaries said for her. She loves this faith and so this has been a great comfort.

Thank you all deeply for caring and I will touch base with each one of you very soon. God bless.

29 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

Bless her heart, bless your heart. You both remain in my thoughts and prayers. Catholic hospitals are wonderful. I love the liturgy of the Catholic religion.

((hugs))

Clint Baker said...

May our Father be with each of you in this time of need and my He grant you peace and comfort!

Tricia said...

I'm so sad for you, Gail. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your mother. hugs ♥

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Oh Gail -- I'm so very sorry.

I hope for your and your mom's sake, she finds her release soon. xoxo

Kathy said...

My heart goes out to you, Gail. This is a very difficult time for you, I know, and so soon after your life-changing plans to help your mother. My prayers are with you during this ordeal.

TexWisGirl said...

gail, my heart hurts for you! i am praying for your mother to let go...

JillsyGirl Studio said...

Gail, my thoughts and prayers are with you both. How difficult this must be. Hugs.

Starla said...

Oh Gail! I dropped by hoping your mother was doing better. I know from personal experience that this is such a difficult time. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. (Hugs)

Henrietta Hassinen said...

I'm so sorry but it is how life goes. My grandmother is almost in the same situation and the whole family just wishes she will go fast. This sounds little harsh but we must be realistic and think what is best for them not for us.
I hope all the straight to you.
Love and hugs
Henrietta

Evelyn S. said...

Oh Gail! I'm so sorry!

hootnonny said...

Oh Gail, I did not expect this! My heart goes out to you and your family.

Rosie said...

Oh Gail, I'm so sorry! My heart and thoughts are with you!!!

Linda R said...

Oh Gail.. My heart just sunk as I read your post.. My prayers are with you and your mother..

Hugs, Linda

Pat said...

I'm so sorry Gail. I know the heartache you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother as you travel this journey.

Jan said...

Oh Gail, my dear, dear friend. I am SO sorry for what you are going through.

I've been there myself, with my own Mom, the hospital, the whole bit. PLEASE email me ANY TIME you want. Any time at all. It helps to have somebody who has been there, I think.

Strength and love to you and yours.
xoxoxox

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry, Gayle. My heart and prayers are with you. God bless.

septembermom said...

I'm so sorry Gail. I'm praying for you both. Please know that I'm thinking of you.

Butterbean Row said...

Gail,
this is such a sad time for you. I am so sorry. But I am also glad that you moved there to be with her in her most needful time. And maybe this will reconnect you to the Catholic Church where you began.

Hugs,

♥charlotte

Ross said...

I will hold you and your mom in prayer. So sorry that you have to go through this hard time.

Michelle Renee said...

{{{Oh, Gail}}} There are no words. Just know that I'm thinking about you and covering you and your family in prayer.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Oh my friend, my heart goes out to you, as you know I think my Mum only died a matter of months ago, I am with you in spirit.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

So so so very sorry, Gail. Oh my heart breaks for you. Lifting you all in my prayers.

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Oh, Gail, I'm so sorry for this. I can't imagine how difficult all of this is for you. My prayers are with you.

lisa said...

I am so sorry Gail.
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

LadyFi said...

Hugs to you.

I'm so very sorry to hear this.

Michelle Renee said...

You have been on my heart a lot...I know your circumstances well and I wouldn't wish them on anyone. It's a horrible place to be. Saying extra prayers for strength and peace on behalf of you and your family.

Barbara said...

Gail, I'm so sorry. You know you and your mom have been on my mind, in my heart and in my prayers lately. I hate that I'm so late seeing this. But I'm saying extra prayers now and sending big hugs.

Jan said...

Back again, checking in on you.
Strength and hugs, my friend.
xoxo

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Take care of your mother & be with her... she needs you! God bless & I'm terribly sorry