Mom's heart

suecsdy
By suecsdy Latest Reply 2017-09-14 23:20:08 -0500
Started 2017-09-08 20:53:15 -0500

My Mom had a heart attack this morning. She's 95 and I'm not sure if she can come back from this. I don't know if she wants to. We had a good visit last month. Only been home for a week and a half. I feel like she was just waiting to see me. I've been waiting for something like this to happen and still I'm not prepared. I don't know what to pray for.


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suecsdy
suecsdy 2017-09-14 17:37:50 -0500 Report

Thank you all for your kind words and prayers. Mom is with her two favorite men now; my Dad and my brother. I know there were many souls waiting there to welcome her home, Her hearing may have been somewhat diminished and her body well worn, but she was still sharp in mind and spirit and now she can soar without constraint.

Consueloj
Consueloj 2017-09-14 23:20:08 -0500 Report

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Im so sorry! Mom is watching over you amd smiling proudly!

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2017-09-12 17:42:58 -0500 Report

So sorry, Sue. Even though we expect it, losing a parent is never easy. I was blessed to have my mom in my life until she was nearly 98 yrs old. She died 12 yrs ago, and I still miss her.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2017-09-11 21:44:09 -0500 Report

Hi suecsdy, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. It's hard to watch our parents get older. I went through this with my mom a few years ago, as her body continued to give out on her. What a blessing for you to be able to spend time with her, you are making memories that will never leave you. I understand about not knowing what to pray for. I felt the same way as my mom was in decline. I prayed for her to feel peaceful, to feel protected and cared for, to feel loved. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, my friend.

wyrdwoman
wyrdwoman 2017-09-09 17:43:56 -0500 Report

I am so sorry to hear about your distressing situation. When my Mom died it was the single worst event in my life. There is no grief like it in my opinion. I have found that anyone with this experience identifies with it as a very different kind of pain. I haven't any advice just sympathy. Take very good care of yourself.

Pegsy
Pegsy 2017-09-09 16:23:16 -0500 Report

I am very sorry for this decline in your mother's health and for the sorrow you feel. I pray for the best for her and for you to be comforted. I am so glad that you had a good visit with her. No doubt she was very blessed by it and is relaxed, knowing that you love her and that you are going to be OK without her if she doesn't recover from this. Of course you aren't prepared for the emotions you are feeling. Facing the loss of someone we love is never easy. Pray for God's will in her life and for what is best for her and cherish all of your happy memories. That's really all you can do. Love to you, Sue.

suecsdy
suecsdy 2017-09-09 15:51:11 -0500 Report

The Drs have decided that Mom had a massive heart attack. They're going to wait another day to decide on a course of treatment. My sister doesn't think it looks to good. I'm glad she got to see me and know that I'm doing well healthwise. I know she worried.

NewSong53
NewSong53 2017-09-09 11:50:22 -0500 Report

Sue, I'm so sorry this happened to your mom. I will be keeping both of you in my thoughts and prayers. She sounds very resilient — let's hope for the best. The bright spot is that the two of you have a warm relationship and that must be some comfort for her, as well as for yourself.

suecsdy
suecsdy 2017-09-09 11:36:35 -0500 Report

We had a really good visit last month and I'm glad I went. We started and ended our time with a big hug and I sat and talked with her several times while I was there. I guess the body just wears out eventually. She has a pacemaker, but if the heart doesn't beat, the pacemaker can't restart it. I haven't heard anything yet today. Just hoping no news is good news in this case. They were still trying to figure out what happened yesterday, though they were definite that it wasn't a stroke. Small thing to be grateful for. She would really not want that.

Thank you all for your good thoughts and prayers.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2017-09-09 10:24:26 -0500 Report

I am very sorry to hear about your mom…I will pray for both of you…but I will focus on the good…as always…what a blessing for her to be here for 95 years and counting…and what a double blessing that you got to visit with her before this happened…so many never get that chance…

msann
msann 2017-09-09 09:19:41 -0500 Report

so sorry to hear about your mom my aunt is 90 but so far she doing ok and my mom is 85 my prayers are going up for your mom and your family hope she not in pain

Luis65
Luis65 2017-09-09 05:09:36 -0500 Report

There are no easy answers- you and your Mom are in my heart and prayers. It is so good that y'all had time to visit.

Consueloj
Consueloj 2017-09-08 22:29:52 -0500 Report

Oh Sue Im so sorry! I dont think we are ever as prepared to say good bye as we think we should be. Pray that she is not in any pain. I will too.
Sending you a big warm hug!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2017-09-08 22:25:28 -0500 Report

Pray for peace for both of you...it will be different for each. It is hard when our parents reach this point in life. Tell her you love her. I have you in my thoughts.

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