Friday, December 07, 2007

All News is Bad News

Category: Personal

The past fifteen days have felt more like fifteen years. We saw some progress in my mother last weekend. However, something happened between Sunday evening and Tuesday that started her on what we fear is the final downward spiral. Her brain is swollen, she's had a midline shift that is affecting the left side of her body (the side that wasn't bothered by the aneurysm), there's no reaction to something as violent as being suctioned down her throat, and tonight I learned she has pneumonia.

Mom and Billy Walker at the Opry, 1997

Monday morning at 8 AM we will meet with the doctor to discuss my mom's living will and seeing that her wishes are honored.

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