Thursday, March 7, 2013

Update on my Mother

My Birth Family
 My Sister, Tracy, Me, my Mother, Olivia, my younger brother, Matt, and my older brother, Cordie.


Hi Friends,
It seems like I've slipped into a timeless zone where days and nights run into one another and I times passes in a flash.  I've been with my mother around the clock at Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield MI since Feb. 26th.  She has been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer.  She has been unable to eat for a few months and tomorrow morning the Doctor is going to do a by-pass from her stomach to her intestines so she can eat again and get nourishment. 

I want everyone to know how very much I have appreciated all the e-mails, thoughts and prayers that have been sent.  While it has been a very difficult time, we have also taken time to laugh.
 
After my mom had to have a NG tube inserted I thought it might be good if she didn't feel all alone with tubes coming from her face.  This is my own personal style of an NG tube...LOL.  She cracked up laughing.....laughter is good for the soul.

I'm grateful for friends who have written blog posts for me.  I"ll be posting them soon.

Still Smiling,
(Lots of tears....but some smiles and laughter too.)

Kelly


32 comments:

  1. Still praying for your mom. Praying the operation is successful and your mom can eat again.

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  2. Blessings to your Mother! Hang in there - we're all with you in spirit...

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  3. this is never easy to get through...we went through it in 2010 with my mother-in-law. But with family and friends and lots of prayers; you will make it through. Our thoughts are with you Kelly

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  4. Continued prayers for your mom and for you. Sending a big cyber hug your way. May God give you much laughter with your mom in the days to come and may His abiding peace fill your life during this time.

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  5. It is wonderful that you can be with your mom, family and laughter is just what she needs.
    Thoughts and prayers for your mom and your family.

    Debbie

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  6. Sending prayers to you, your mom and your family. Those are hard days, but glad to read that you have a few smiles too.

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  7. It is great that you can laugh together. Hey, you do look pretty funny; a smile came instantly to my face. Your Mom sure looks happy there with you in that moment. Still sending out the prayers...
    big hugzzzzzzzz
    Pam

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  8. I think of you often Kelly. Praying that the surgery goes well. I'm glad you have been with your Mom, and offered her a little bit of laughter.

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  9. I'll burn a candle for you and your family. Enjoy (what a word during this time) the time you get to spend together. I wish you strength and love. I'll be thinking of you.

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  10. Time together is precious. Thank you for sharing a wee bit of it with us. Prayers are being said for your family and those who are providing your mother's care.

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  11. Still praying for you and your family. Keep up your spirits and keep laughing...it good for the soul. ((hugs))

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  12. When its either a laugh or cry situtation I prefer laughter... Still praying and sending good thoughts.

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  13. I have you and your family in my prayers. Hang on to the laughter - it is indeed good for the soul.

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  14. Yes, laugh together as much as possible. You know I am thinking of you and praying for you.

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  15. Laugh as much as you can with your mom...you will remember those times always! Keeping you all in my prayers!

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  16. What a pretty woman your Mom is. I think she takes after her daughter. Prayers will continue.

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  17. You know I send tons of love...

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  18. hugs and prayers for you and your mom and your family. laughter is good for the soul! it will always carry one through.

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  19. Your mom is fortunate to have you with her... thinking of you and your family - take care!

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  20. I have been thinking about you and your mom alot. Thanks for sharing how things are going. Glad you two can laugh. That is kind of funny that you taped a bendy straw to your nose.Hugs and prayers.

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  22. Hi, Kelly---I'm praying and sending good thoughts for you, your mom and your family. Laughter helps. I know it certainly did for the year that my mother was with us at our home in a hospital bed. We laughted together often. Take care of yourself, too--exercise and eat well so that you can continue to be there for your mom. Glad for the update.

    Marjory Wilkin

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  23. I hope things go well for your family. Laughter is good for the soul, it helps keep our heads above water.

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  24. Kelly, my heart and thoughts are with you. Having gone through this with my mother and then, my Kelly, I hope you're taking good care of yourself. As hard as this is, you'll never regret being there with her, XOXO

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  25. Thinking of you Kelly and sending you hugs. Linda xxxx

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  26. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your dear mother, and your entire family as you go through these incredibly challenging times. Many blessings for all of you, your strength, your courage, and your amazing sense of humor amidst terrible circumstances and trying times. May we someday only think of all cancers as diseases of the past so no one else has to battle such a horrific version of an incredibly horrific disease!

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  27. I'm not too far from West Bloomfield...is there anything I can do for you, or bring to you?

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  28. Praying for you and your family. My mother went through a year long battle with lung cancer, and was in Henry Ford West Bloomfield many times. They have a great cancer support center with lots of caring, wonderful people. I work near there. Please let me know if I can do anything for you.

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  29. Just wonderful that you are able to be there for your mom...
    Sending your family and your mom in particular prayers from south africa

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  30. Making memories and laughs is the best. Still praying.

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Smiles,
Kelly

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