She went to the cardiologist this morning at 9 and everything checked out fine – no additional blockage in her carotid, which means no surgery is necessary.

HOWEVER…while there, she had what I can only describe as an “episode”. She was almost catatonic and was having trouble responding to anything. Her oxygen levels are very low, so they suggested that we take her home and put her on oxygen. We called her regular Dr as soon as we got home and she had us run through some things with mom and she failed every one of them. Soo…the long and short of it is that we are taking her in in 45 minutes for an MRI to see if she’s had some sort of seizure or mini-strokes and to try and find out what is going on with her. One day, she acts totally normal and fine and lucid, then the next she is like this.

To top it off, I am almost beside myself because I am going to have to haul all three of my kids with me (we are taking the travel dvd player and some dvds) and my husband left at 7 this morning for a business meeting in Dallas — with both sets of car keys. So I have no vehicle of my own that I can drive and will be relying on the kindness of others to get my kids and I where we need to be. Sigh.

Maybe while you’re at it, you could say a little prayer for me? I’m feeling stressed, frustrated, helpless and a little overwhelmed at the moment. Taking care of kids and mom is proving to be more challenging than I thought. I am so thankful for my SIL.

And I am so thankful that I serve a God who is in control – even though I don’t sound like it, I really am. 🙂


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6 Comments on Please pray for my mom

  1. Kim from Hiraeth
    March 5, 2008 at 12:37 pm (15 years ago)

    You and your mom have my prayers. Let us know what happens, Karen.

  2. Fresh Girl
    March 5, 2008 at 12:41 pm (15 years ago)

    Oh Karen, I’m so sorry you and your mom are going through this. I know the fear that has to put in your heart, but I’ll be praying both for peace and patience for you and for her that the doctors will be able to help her.

    Please let me know if I can do anything else. {{{{Karen}}}}

  3. Kimberly
    March 5, 2008 at 3:08 pm (15 years ago)

    I am so sorry to hear that. I wish I could run over and give you a big hug! You and your family will be in my prayers. Dont worry, God is with you! HUGS!!!!!

  4. Crazy Daisy
    March 5, 2008 at 7:09 pm (15 years ago)

    You are all in our prayers!

  5. Flea
    March 5, 2008 at 9:24 pm (15 years ago)

    Karen, I’ll be praying. Our God is bigger than we know. And He’s tender, when we need to drop everything and crawl into His lap. I’ll be praying you know just when to do that, as well as for your mom and for your sanity. 🙂

  6. yertle
    March 7, 2008 at 2:40 pm (15 years ago)

    Sending much love, good thoughts and prayers for you and your mom.

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