Monday, April 13, 2009

Surgery is on...

The doctors met today and changed their minds about operating on my mom...I think they had to force the pulmonologist to change his mind, but anyway. We don't know when they're planning the surgery, but all three doctors in charge have met with Mom to discuss things.

It's a high risk surgery. What they all say is that they're only operating because there are no alternatives. She will die if they don't operate and remove the tumor. The thing is, there is a big possibility she will die anyway. They believe she will survive the surgery, but not the recovery. They're afraid she won't be able to fight infection, pneumonia, etc. Mom told them that if she was going to die, she wanted to die fighting. So they're going to allow her to fight.

If we can get her through the first week after surgery, she has a great chance of returning to a normal life. We just have to keep praying that she's stronger than we think.

And while we're at it, pray for my strength too...

6 comments:

Cubby said...

Hugs to you, Kelly. All of you are in my thoughts, prayers and wishes. I know few people who are stronger than you are. Let me know if there's anything I can do.
Hugs,
Cubby

MizAngie said...

I'm very much praying for you and your mom.

Becca said...

Many hugs coming your way, dear friend. I hope that your mom gets through this surgery just fine and goes on to beat this with flying colors. If you need to talk, you know where to find me. I am emailing you my cell phone number so you can text me..

big dog mom pam said...

Hugs and lots of prayers for you and your mom. I've been in the boat you're in now. Hubby and I called it a very short ride on a very bumpy road when his dad was diagnosed with cancer 8 years ago.

VENTL8R said...

Oh, yikes.....you and your family are definitely in my thoughts and prayers during this very emotional and confusing time.

Susan said...

My thoughts are with you and your mom. I can't even imagine how I would feel if I was in your position. All I know is that it has to be hard on all of you. Here is hoping for the best possible outcome!