Tie a Knot and Hang On Mama!

My heart is so heavy this morning for my mom. I don't really know how much one person can endure. Day-after-day is a struggle. Where is the breaking point? I guess it's different for every person. My mom has been dealing with struggle going on 3 years now. Her endurance has amazed me, but I fear she's nearing her breaking point.

Yesterday was the day for my Dad's MRI. The doctors are wanting to see how much of the cancer has spread to his spinal cord. They told my mom to make sure he had his pain medicine before he came since he would be on the MRI table for about 2 hours. So, she gave it to him before they left the rehab center. By the time they arrived at the place for the MRI, it was a struggle getting him out of the car. Then, when they tried to get him onto the MRI table, three of them couldn't do it and he collapsed on the floor. Mom said he was like jello. She said it was impossible for them to lift him onto the table or even get him up into a chair. He was like dead weight. So, they called the "non-emergency" service to come and help. Get this...it took them an hour and 45 minutes to arrive. Dad was laying on the cold floor the entire time. They gave him blankets and pillows and tried to make him comfortable, but mom said he was miserable. The ambulance was able to take him back to the rehab center.

Mom is tired, frustrated, angry, upset, stressed, exhausted (does that about cover it mom?). She's not sure what they are going to do now. Please pray for her. It's a daunting task being a caregiver 24-7. Pray for the doctors, that they will have wisdom in treating my Dad. Pray for my Dad, that he will be free from pain. I don't like to see him suffering in the condition he's in. I'm not ready to let him go...but I don't like to see him in pain and completely bed-ridden.

Mom, I know each day probably feels like the end of your rope...tie a knot and hang on! Wish we could be there to help you more. You and Dad are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love...

2 sweet friends had to say...:

Cantini #3 said...

There is nothing adequate to say about this. Only God knows how to calm you and your mom's hearts. I am so sorry Tracey, so sorry that your mom and dad are having to go through all this. And you too. Your friends are praying.

Di-dan said...

Sorry I missed you when I called last night...obviously a lot has been going on. I agree that there really is not much to say except that I care and am keeping your mom and all of you in my prayers. We'll talk soon...

 
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