Saturday, November 25, 2006

Please Pray

There have been so many changes in the last few days. I was going to blog, but it seems like new things just keep coming up...it's very scary. On Wednesday my Mom started having trouble breathing and her oxygen was low. So they started her on some oxygen. Even with oxygen she only got to about 96. Usually we are supposed to be 99 or 100. When she would take of the mask her oxygen level would drop to 81 or 82. Then the doctor listened to her breathing and said he could hear she was having difficulty in one of her lungs. He went ahead and started her on antibiotics thinking it was pneumonia. Later that night we did find out for sure, that yes, she does have pneumonia. So, on Thursday, the Dr. Quintana came in to work and had a specialist with him to check my Mom. After checking very closely they both suggested she go to San Diego to a hospital that can give her more attention. So, they transported her by ambulance from Mexico to Chula Vista, CA. David rode in the ambulance with my Mom and Mandy and I followed in a van. After being in the ER for awhile we found out that my Mom does have pneumonia in both lungs and also has blood clots in her legs and now up to her lungs. Blood clots are not good! The doctor said they can be very dangerous, especially if they go to the heart. So, they admitted her into ICU and we started talking about what we could do. Although my Mom has these problems she looked very good. They put her on oxygen and got her up to 100% Her color was good and she was in good spirits. Most of all, she was hungry! The two weeks we were in Mexico my Mom couldn't eat. We were happy that she was so hungry.

Usually with blood clots they give you blood thinners. With my Mom's case they were worried that she could start bleeding in the brain because of the tumors. So they wanted to do a CT scan on her brain. That was the only good news we have had! They did the scan yesterday morning and found lots of necrosis (sp?) Necrosis, or how ever you spell it, is dead cancer tissue. The doctor said that there was lots and lots of it in her brain! Praise God! The Lord has chosen to use something to heal my Mom of her tumors. Right now we are just battling something different. Cancer is just a minor problem.

Well, yesterday Mandy and I went back down to Mexico to pack up all of our things and say good-bye. When we left my Mom was doing pretty good. They had just decided to give her a blood transfusion, but usually that isn't too serious. We kept in contact with David and he kept saying everything was fine. Then this morning we got to the hospital around 10:30----the border was crowded! When we got into the lobby David was there to meet us. I was pretty sure something was wrong because he didn't look too happy. He started explaining to me that this morning he got a phone call that my Mom was getting so paniced and he needed to get to the hospital to calm her down. So, he went there and tried calming her down and he did pretty well it's just that she had a hard time breathing. Her oxygen was getting very low and I think it was hard for her. The doctor suggested to David that they put in a breathing tube. My Mom was in agreement with this, so they gave her something to sedate her and put in the tube. So, now my Mom is on what they call, "Life Support" She is unconscience, but breathing okay. It was so hard for me to see my Mom like that.

David said that instead of us sitting in the room with my Mom we need to do things to get our minds off of it. This seems so odd, because he never says things like that. So, we have left the hospital and changed hotels. Our last one we had to leave, because our iPod got stollen, it wasn't too good. Now we are at a Holiday Inn. They are so nice here. They are giving us the same rate as the last hotel, but the place here is so much better! :) I think we are going to do some shopping today and then maybe during the week we will go to the San Diego Zoo. I'm not sure, anything can change.

Please continue to pray for my Mom. God can still work miracles!
Love, Danielle

4 comments:

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

I am praying for your mom!

Mandy said...

Thank you for the link to your blog. Wow, what a journey. We'll continue to pray...

We live about 2 hours from Chula Vista...

Celeste McGrath said...

Oh Danielle,
It's hard to read the news you just wrote...I know how hard it must be for you.

Considered yourself hugged from me.

Keep strong
Cel

alyssa knibb said...

I'm praying right now...