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Monday, March 16, 2009

Prayers for my Mom in-law

It has been an exhausting weekend for me. My 78 year old mom in law was stricken with extreme chest pains and was hospitalized yesterday morning. In due course she was undergoing several medical tests and procedures due to her lifelong battle with heart disease and such. The doctor believes she may have developed a blockage in her heart. Ironically, her struggle with heart disease began when she was in her early 40s. Her doctors have been controlling her symptoms with medication since then.

Whenever she gets heartburn, she's worried that she might be suffering a heart attack. Besides, she has been battling high blood pressure and high cholesterol for years now and it is a tough battle indeed. Over the years, she has modified her eating habits substantially, consuming a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, eating a lot of oatmeal, too.

When I visited her last night, she was much more comfortable and not in any pain, so it was a little relieve to all of us. But I know that with her previous diagnosis and old age, this might be something that is likely to occur with more and more frequency. The thought of her having pain on a regular basis......well, that's a lot to think about. Her blood pressure would rise, she would have trouble breath, feeling restless and agitated. Scary is all I can say. It has also seriously affected her appetite, was on the verge of frustration most of the time, and was just so miserable that she couldn't come home. She's a little worried obviously but as I know, mom in- law trusts her God to be with her at all times and care for her.

We are all praying that things will get better with each passing day. Hope she will regain strength and energy that she has not had for months.

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27 comments:

  1. oh my, sending my best regards to her. 78 is a very cool age range, she is very lucky if not for her sickness. hopefully she gets through this very, very soon. :)

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  2. thanks for your well-wishes, levian. it's a horrific disease indeed. At least she's safe for the time being while in the hospital.

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  3. My fil and mil are in their mid 90s and so lots of medical problems.

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  4. Sending her get well wishes. :)
    You take care too.

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  5. sorry to hear about your MIL.. hope she's getting better soon!

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  6. Sorry to hear about your MIL. Hope she will get well soon.

    Stay strong.

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  7. Mei Teng, Lina,
    thanks for the hopes and thoughts.

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  8. ECL,
    It's a blessing indeed if they can still hold on surviving into relatively old age.

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  9. ECL,
    thanks for your best wishes. I will pray for your parents in laws to have good health and happiness always!

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  10. Monica,
    it's a blessing she's gotten this far.

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  11. Buzzing J,
    It is so hard to see our loved ones grow older and weaker. I appreciate your well wishes.

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  12. Count me in, pray for your mother in law, wish her recover soonest possible.

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  13. Chin weng,
    thanks for your kind words and prayers. my best wishes to you.

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  14. I hope your mom will get better soon. Never give up and don't stop praying for her.. Stay strong! :)

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  15. Sorry to hear that LR. I hope ur MIL gets better soon. Big hugs! :)

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  16. I really hope you and your family the best wishes for your Mom. You must be having a trying time right now. I will send good thoughts your way!

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  17. i remembered reading about an old lady's health getting worst when i first came to your blog. is this the same person?

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  18. I appreciate your hopes and thoughts, Mariuca. happy day to you. *Hugs*

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  19. Julia,
    thanks a lot for your best wishes, hopes and thoughts. The good news is that she's stable now and resting comfortably in the hospital.

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  20. levian,
    that was my granny and she's doing fine at the moment. thanx for your concern.

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  21. I hope everything goes well. I know how hard it is to see somebody like a family be hospitalized and tobe in such pain. When my dad was bypassed a year ago, it really scared us all. She's happy to see you around giving her comfort for sure.

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  22. thanks for your concern and best wishes, Ayie. She was discharged from the Hospital this morning and now resting comfortably at home.

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  23. thanks for your prayers, JL. that's very kind of you.

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