There are no words in any language which could adequately describe the sheer horror you witness when you are kicked out of your mother’s ICU room and told they are putting her on life support.
After my mom had a CT Scan and Bone scan to rule out metastatic cancer, the dye made her ill. She was already coming down with cold type symptoms that she got from my niece. By yesterday morning, my mom did not look well, was not feeling well and was weak and coughing. She said her chest hurt so my sister felt it best to have us take her to the ER because it seemed more like pneumonia than a cold. My sister, T took her to the hospital nearest her home and they discovered that our mom did in fact have pneumonia and her right lung was partially collapsed.
They admitted her. This morning, I got my baby settled and I went to the hospital to sit with our mom and talk to the doctors and she said she didn’t feel any better and her chest and back hurt. I called the nurse to change her pain meds. While there, the attending came in and explained what was going on and that the infection was now in both lungs. The infectious disease doctor and pulmonary doctor came in and because she was in septic shock, they wanted her on life support to prevent her heart from being taxed.
I was rushed out of her room after I told them to be sure to use a scope when intubating to prevent her stomach pouch from being perferated. She had gastric bypass in 2005.
The docs had to put in a central line and an arterial line to administer fluids, three different antibiotics, two blood pressure medications etc.
I signed consents and also talked to the kidney specialist they called in because her kidneys shut down.
I have never ever been more horrified in my life. I called on everyone I know to pray.
The devil is a liar and I know that God is healer. I have chosen to walk in faith and declare and decree Ephesians 3:20 over our lives.
God will do exceedingly, abundantly above all that I ask or think. Because I honor Him, His blessings will chase me down and overtake me. I will be in the right place at the right time. People will go out of their way to be good to me. I walk in God’s favor. This is my declaration. AMEN.
I start my day with this affirmation daily. I find comfort in it.
God can do this and He is in control. He will send divine knowledge, skill and instruction to every medical professsional responsible for our mom’s care. She will be healed !
The CT scan and bone scan showed NO evidence of the cancer spreading. It is just in the breast. Thank God ! If she can kick cancers butt twice already, she can beat pneumonia.
I ask that you stand in agreement with me and lift my mother in your thoughts and prayers.