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Ts & Ps needed for FIL -- (update: MIL is gone, FIL in ER)

CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
My MIL has been in and out of the hospital and emergency since before Thanksgiving. Now she's back in the hospital for the last few weeks, and is not doing well.

It started with an operation to remove a kidney. She had too many stones, it didn't look good, and they said it had a mass. (We still never heard if it was benign or not)

She is also diabetic. She ended up getting an infection and went back to the hospital. She has pneumonia, it's so bad they were doing a procedure to drain her lungs. She isn't eating, they tried a feeding tube but it didn't stay down. She's so zonked out on morphine that she's mostly sleeping so she doesn't eat, talk, etc. They're going to wean her off the morphine and see if she perks up.


We were planning to go see her this weekend, just in case. But now my teen son just came down with the chicken pox! :( Poor guy is a mess. He had the vaccine and booster, but it didn't help I guess. They say it should be a milder case, we'll see....


So I'm a nervous wreck. Please keep MIL in your thoughts and prayers, etc. Thank you.
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Of course, Curlilocks. You've got it! Your poor MIL sounds like she has an awful lot to cope with.

    I'm wondering if they can implant a feeding tube in her stomach rather than down her throat? I had one and it worked out very well until I could eat on my own.

    Very sorry to hear all this mess going on in your life including the chicken pox. {{{Curlilocks}}}. I hope things improve soon.
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  • KurlyKaeKurlyKae Posts: 3,413Registered Users
    Of course, for all if you.
    I hope you are able to find a way to see MIL, and that your son's chicken pox us a mild case and very short experience.
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    Oh goodness, I'm so very sorry CL. I'll be keeping her in my thoughts that she's able to get better.

    I'll also be keeping your, your husband, and son in my thoughts as well.
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  • maria_imaria_i Posts: 1,760Registered Users
    I m so sorry CL. Of course you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. (((Hugs)))
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  • OBBOBB Posts: 4,174Registered Users
    I'm praying for the best curlilocks
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,681Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Will keep you all in my thoughts. I hope things improve soon.
    3b in South Australia.
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    We just spoke with FIL and there really is no good news right now. :( They did the procedure to clear fluid from her lungs, they also are using needles from the outside to get the fluids from outside her lungs. She was on a respirator for a while (after procedures?) but is breathing on her own again.

    The feeding tubes weren't working. They measured the amount going in, took it out hours later, and there wasn't a difference. I guess she's not digesting. Not a good sign. They're going back to IV nourishment.

    The tumor was benign, but it was growing rapidly and could have turned cancerous. But that's all out now and should be fine.

    Our concern now is getting her to eat, clearing her lungs, and getting her healthy again.

    I'm really afraid that we won't get to see her again. :cry: I would love to go right now but I have to take care of my son. Hubby may go up on his own at the beginning of next week. I hope we get to see her again. I hope she gets better. I lost my own mother tragically over 20 years ago. This is the only mom I have left. Although she can be difficult, I love my MIL and we really do get along well, have much in common. I'm scared.
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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    I am sorry CL. I pray she will recover.

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  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    (((HUGS))) and prayers for all of your family!
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    I'm keeping you in my thoughts, Curlilocks and hoping everything improves for your MIL. I know you feel badly about not being able to be there with her. I'm very sorry you are going through this misfortune. :sad:

    Please do continue to post. It's awful to be scared for someone you love who is so ill.
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  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users
    (((CL))) Your MIL is in my prayers.
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    She woke up and talked! :blob8::blob7:

    She called my FIL at home and asked him where he was and how soon he'd be there to visit her. :) She doesn't know where she's been and all that, but she's talking and coughing (good sign! get the phlegm out and clear that pneumonia).

    FIL will call us after he visits for more info, but I just wanted to let you all know the good news! Let's pray she continues to improve. :) Thank you for your continued good wishes. :love5:
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  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    CL, that's wonderful news!!
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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    CL, that is fantastic news!

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    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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  • sarah42sarah42 Posts: 4,034Registered Users
    That's good news! I hope she will continue her successful recovery.
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Really great news! So happy to hear this.
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  • cyndicyndi Posts: 3,341Registered Users
    Yay! That's great news!
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  • roseannadanaroseannadana Posts: 5,632Registered Users
    Great news, CL.

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  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,681Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    You must be relieved, I hope the improvement continues.
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Hubby talked to FIL tonight, he finally called us back. MIL is making a U-turn in her health, she is awake (although sometimes confused) and starting to eat light food like pudding. She called FIL at 5AM worried that she was going to miss an appointment. :sign6: So they took her phone out for now. I guess her body is fighting the infection and pneumonia, there is improvement. They are starting some exercises with her too.

    Thank you for your continued Ts & Ps! :love5: They are working!
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    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    That's great, Curlilocks! Better and better. Please continue to update us. I hope the final update will be when you get to be with her. {{{Curlilocks}}}
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    So glad to hear more good news! May it continue!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! . :D
    The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
    I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
    I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    YAY!!! thats great news!:blob2:
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    CL, I am happy she is improving! Please keep us updated.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
    .


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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    We need some good news right now. We talked to FIL last night. She is improving! She's eating a little but mostly refuses to eat, or says she can't. ? Not sure what's up with that, but I imagine her stomach has shrunk from not eating for 2-3 weeks. They are doing PT on her, she has gotten out of bed, they are weaning her off antibiotics.... Of course, they won't be sending her home anytime soon, she'll have to be eating and moving much better.

    Thank you for your continued support. :) I'll keep posting as I hear it.

    Son should be cleared up by next week but I'm not sure when we'll be able to go up now. (Poor guy still has a few blisters that haven't popped and crusted, so he's still out of school.)
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    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    that's the stuff i wanna hear!!!! YAY!!!:blob4:
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    Yay!!!

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
    .


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  • LAwomanLAwoman Posts: 2,949Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Great news, CL!! I hope she continues to improve and is on the mend very soon!
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I forgot to post that we had a nice visit 2 days before Christmas. We drove up and visited for the day. We had to wear gloves and gowns because she was contagious. One nurse said it was MRSA but FIL insists it was not. :? Either way, we didn't want any of it! :p

    She was in good spirits and visited for several hours. :) But wait!.........


    ..........And now the GOOD NEWS!!!!!.........



    Oh happy day! My Father-in-law just called to say he's on the way to bring Mother-in-law home from the hospital!!!!!!! Woohoo! Thank you all for keeping her in your thoughts and prayers, I truly believe they made a difference! :blob8:
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    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,681Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Great news Curlilocks, so pleased she's better and that you got to see her before Xmas. I assume your son's better too?
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