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MIL -- thoughts and prayers needed (triggs)
iocasta posted:
[TRIGGER] My MIL is failing. We are flying out to Scottsdale tomorrow to be with her. We celebrated her 81st birthday last weekend in Chattanooga. On Sunday, she went out to Scottsdale to be with John's youngest sister to be with her for a month. We had a wonderful visit without a specter of her immediate decline. So we are very thankful for that. On Tuesday, she suffered congestive heart failure and has gone downhill very quickly. Her heart is barely functioning, something like 20% with a pacemaker it might get up to 30% plus her kidneys are shutting down. Sorry, this is probably more detail than you need. Long story short, we aren't sure what this next week or two will bring. This is very hard. I have to say I am closer to her than I was with my mom. I have known her for nearly 30 years and love her dearly. Levi keeps saying that he is very worried about her. He told me last night that he loves her more than me right now. I told him that was very nice. We have explained to him that she is dying that her heart isn't working right and that she is very old. This will be the third Grandparent that he has lost in as many years. It is never easy.
baby1at35 responded:
So sorry Steph. Big (((HUGS)))
Me (42) 2 busy boys 6 yrs and 5 yrs
VicsEandJ responded:
I'm so sorry to hear about your MIL Steph.
((((HUGS))) to you, your DH and Levi.

Safe travels.
laney0705 responded:
Your MIL is now on our prayer list. Having family by her side will give her peace.

Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Sending you supportive, positive thoughts...I hope you have trouble free travel and are able to enjoy visiting with MIL..

(((hugs))) to all of you....

UKbluegirl2 replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
I'm very sorry Steph. (((((HUGS))))

Your family is in my prayers.
sarah0323 responded:
I'm so sorry Steph. ((Hugs)) to you, DH, Levi and your whole family.

You are in my prayers.
Me 33, DD - O 12, DS1 -J 7, DS2 - Cr 6, DS3 - Co 4, DD2 - E (11/10)
cinder44 responded:
I am so sorry...((((Hugs))))
Me, DH, DD(4), DS(4)
seeit2 responded:
Steph, I'm so sorry to hear about your MIL. I'm glad you got some quality time before she started to decline. {{{HUGS}}} to all of you.
Esmerelda Supercalifragilistic (41) DD (5) DS (2) Just eat it, will ya
msoy1 responded:
{{{{hugs}}}} and prayers to you and your family. Safe travels, keep us posted.
sarahdear responded:
I'm glad you all got that opportunity last weekend. Safe travels and will keep your family in my thoughts.
Sarah 31, DH 37, George 5, Danielle 3
iocasta responded:
Thank you all. You cannot understand how much I appreciate this community. You all are very dear to me. Thanks for being here for me. I love you all.
peachteach1 responded:
{{{{{HUGS}}}}} I am so sorry to hear of this. If this is her time I pray she goes peacefully and that you all have time to get there.
j9ween3 responded:
I'm so sorry
Janine - Tyler -7, Bella -5, Giana -23 months born 8 weeks early
UKbluegirl2 replied to iocasta's response:
We love you too!!! Please keep us posted when you feel up to it.....still thinking of you and yours!!!

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