Saturday, April 07, 2007

Blog break...not by choice!

I shall return....
My mother-in-law, whom I adore, has been in and out of the hospital 3 times in as many weeks. We finally got her home, and she was pretty perky, but suddenly took a turn for the worst yesterday. I've suspected that she has been "shutting down" and hospice came out and pretty much confirmed that. It's been one year since my husband's dad passed away. She has been a tough fighter, breast cancer survivor (they did a mastectomy 10 years ago and sent her home the same day; she refused chemo and radiation and has had no return of any cancer), she has broken a hip and come through, she has COPD and is on oxygen 24/7 and breathing treatments (long time smoker who stopped with all the inlaws with the birth of our kids), has lived on a really bad diet for years. Youngest of ten kids, all of whom lived long lives well into 80's and 90's. She and a sister remain. Katherine Hepburn lookalike, tall, slender, spry, and almost 83 years old.
I think she's just tired and ready to move on.

12 comments:

NoVA Dad said...

You and your entire family will be in my prayers. Time away from blogging will be good and much needed during this time, and you know we'll be here when you return.

Missy said...

I will miss you Karen. I will pray daily for her, your husband and family and you.

From Jesus' lips: "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33

Kansas Bob said...

I like Missy's scripture. Prayers and blessings for you and your family Karen.

Bob

trace said...

peace and prayers for her and your entire family.

pearlie said...

Grace and peace to you and your family. My prayers are with you all too. God is good.

Milly said...

praying

chris said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you as well.

Bruce said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you.

B~

Paige said...

You and yours are always in my prayers.
Let His strength be yours as His love surrounds you.

Helen said...

I'm sure that with your care and kind words she will find comfort and feel loved, God Bless you and your dear family,

Helen x.

Missy said...

Can you believe it's not even been a week and I miss you as much as I miss my family in TX??

Still praying that the Lord cradles your hearts and provides miracles...

Dave said...

In our prayers and thoughts.