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Cokie
February 24th, 2019, 04:45 PM
My 87 year old mom will be having surgery Monday morning. She's been in the hospital for the past 10 days - went in with abdominal pain. She has a very large hiatal hernia, so large that her stomach is actually in her chest cavity. They will be repairing that tomorrow. To make a long story short, she has had this problem for years (although not to this extent) and was told nothing could be done because of her age. Finally she found a surgeon who told her he's done this procedure on more than 400 patients, most of whom are 75-85 years old. He is very highly rated (I checked him out!) and confident that he can help her. After much thought, Mom decided she didn't want me to come out for the surgery but rather after she gets home. My two brothers and sisters-in-law are there - I live 1500 miles away. I also have to balance what Mom needs with my husband's ongoing health problems. He's on a liver transplant list, although he's not "sick enough" yet to be very high on the list, so we don't anticipate anything happening there for a while, but he does have an appointment at Cleveland Clinic in mid-March for several tests and a visit with his liver specialist. And, I work full time as well. Please pray for a successful outcome for Mom's surgery and peace of mind for her, and that we can work out the schedule so I can be with her when she comes home. She'll be in the hospital about 5 days following surgery, then in a rehab center for a couple of weeks before she comes home. Thank you all so much!

JCY
February 24th, 2019, 04:52 PM
Cokie ~ So glad she found a surgeon who is qualified & willing to help your mom. I'll be praying for all the details to work out & for a successful surgery for your mom.

KarenC
February 24th, 2019, 04:59 PM
Praying for successful surgery and recovery , and that the two of you can enjoy some time together when you are able to see her.

Astatoo
February 24th, 2019, 05:02 PM
Including your mother and family in my prayers.

DeniseSm
February 24th, 2019, 05:10 PM
May Gods healing hand be over all your family.

jjkaiser
February 24th, 2019, 05:23 PM
I am so glad your Mom found a surgeon to operate and it sounds like she is in good hands. You sure have your hands full right now. We will all be thinking of you and hope all goes well tomorrow. Also pat yourself on the back. You are a good daughter!!

sewbizzy
February 24th, 2019, 05:48 PM
I will include your Mom in my prayers and for a very successful procedure and healing...will pray for your dh too...our oldest son was on the lists at both UPMC here in Pittsburgh and The Cleveland Clinic seven years ago for a liver transplant....it turned out our son in law was a match and donated...they are both doing fine since the procedure...

KPH
February 24th, 2019, 06:26 PM
Lifting you and yours in prayers for you and yours. It's hard being so far away. I hope you'll find peace knowing there is family there to take care of things for now.

Monique
February 24th, 2019, 06:56 PM
Prayers that her surgery goes well and that you will be able to join her soon.

PamelaOry
February 24th, 2019, 07:27 PM
In my prayers today.

Carol336
February 24th, 2019, 07:49 PM
Praise God that your Mom found a competent surgeon to operate. I know it must be hard for you to be so far away from her, but I pray that you are able to join her soon. Prayers going up for healing and peace for your Mom and you and your DH too.

SuzanneOrleansOntario
February 24th, 2019, 10:54 PM
With all the latest improvements in medical procedures, I'll be praying all goes well for your mom. You are tugged enough in every direction. You are fortunate to have siblings who can be there.

dwil23
February 25th, 2019, 05:44 AM
Prayers for you all. (((HUGS)))

Star lover
February 25th, 2019, 08:46 AM
Cokie, your mother will be in my prayers as well as you and your family. So thankful your mother has a good surgeon and family close by. You have your plate full and you’re doing your best! All our joint prayers will wrap your mother and you in love. Hugs.

geegeequilts
February 25th, 2019, 04:13 PM
Having the right doctor will go a long way with your Mom's surgery. Praying already for a speedy recovery.

Gina

KPH
February 25th, 2019, 04:38 PM
Lifting prayers today for your mom and the surgical team. Hoping for a complete and easy recovery for her.

Patty J
February 25th, 2019, 09:18 PM
Will keep your mom, dh and YOU in my prayers. Sounds like the surgeon is an experienced physician and knows what to do. Prayers for him too. Be sure to take a few minutes to just relax.

Tracie T
February 25th, 2019, 10:09 PM
Prayers for your mom. I just saw this post. Take care of you too!