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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Another Quick Update...

Thank you all so much for your prayers and concern. It has meant so much to all of us. The surgery went well but we are dealing with other issues now. Sue, her brother and I were at the hospital until 7 am today. Her mother has developed hallucinations and paranoia. After doing CAT scans they have ruled out a stroke. The staff feels that it is a combination of exhaustion and the drugs they had been using for pain and to ward off infection. I do want to explain how difficult this is as Sue's mom has never been like this before. She is usually easy going and witty and a very easy patient. This was horrendous for Sue and her brother as you can imagine. One of our oldest and closest friends was in to see Sue's mom this morning and she was quiet, knew who T was and smiled so we are hopeful that she will be more herself by this afternoon. Sue is exhausted and shaky and misses visiting all of you. You are all so important to her. If I can humbly ask, could you please keep Sue's mom in your prayers? Her body is healing well and we had hoped to bring her home by Tuesday. We just pray that this other problem will clear soon and that she will be able to leave the hospital on schedule. Thank you all for your prayers, good thoughts and for always being so good to my girl. Sue sends love and hugs. Bill

52 comments:

Terri said...

Don't worry. I worked a surgical ICU for alot of years and it was not uncommon to get what we called "ICU_itis" People would be confused and hallucinating. But in a few days (or sometimes longer) they were back to normal.
Prayers being said for all of you!
God bless.
Terri

Sheila said...

My love and prayers are with Sue and her Mom, and your family. I hope she has a speedy recovery.
love Sheila
xx

Mom2fur said...

Just dropped by and I'm so sorry to hear this! I agree it could be the meds. My son was hit by a car when he was younger, and he went through the same kind of paranoia and hallucinations. It got better with each day, and I'm sure that Sue's mother will get better, too!
I'll keep all of you in my prayers!

Valerie said...

prayers for your mother-in-law, as well as your family..thanks, Bill for keeping us in the loop!

Michelle said...

thank you so much for keeping us updated. Sue's mom is definitely in my prayers; praying that the hallucinations don't last and are gone soon, I can't imagine how that must be to see her mom like that. Continued prayers.

the feathered nest said...

Thanks so much for the update and of course y'all are in my prayers.

Manuela

Jen said...

Hope Mom continues to heal Sue.
Take care of yourself in the meantime as well.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sue, hope all is going well for your mom. We will remember you in prayer.

Big hugs,
Rhoda

Andi said...

Oh Bill, I've been away from my computer since Thursday and I'm just getting a chance to check in with my blog buddies.

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and Sue and your entire family. I trust her Mother with have a speedy recovery.

Nonie Mae.... said...

Sending prayers for your Mom and all of you. Take care!

Strawberry Lane said...

Keeping Sue and her mother in our prayers. Hope for a speedy recovery. God bless.
Marvel

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Dear Bill and Sue,
I am keeping you all in my heart. I know Sue's Mom will be back to her old self very soon.
Hugs,
Penny

Kari said...

Hang in there, Sue! I'm so sorry you're having such a rough time and that your mom is struggling, but trust that it'll get better. I'll be thinking of you and your family. Thanks for the update, Bill.
Kari

Jafabrit said...

oh my gosh, that is really scary. Sending a hug and that as teri says back to normal in a few days.

speedy recovery and sending my thoughts and prayers

Susie said...

Be strong Suzie Q! I know this is a tough time, but you've got so many praying for you and your Mom.
Try to rest when you can my friend!
love and ((hugs))

Rabbit Hill Creations said...

Bill & Sue, sorry to hear about mom. sending lots of prayers & positive thoughts her way. Toni

Melissa said...

I'll keep your Mom in my thoughts and prayers. I hope she's released on Tuesday as planned. I hope Sue and her brother get some rest and take care of themselves as well.

angelsamoungus said...

Sue you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know how difficult this has been. Your mom is such a wonderful woman and to see her down is difficult. I will call you again tonight to check on everything.

Take care,
Love,
Terri

Sandi McBride said...

We're praying for you all, I'm sure this is a temporary set back, and Sue's mom will continue to recover, mentally and physically! Hugs to all...

Terri and Bob said...

Prayers were started yesterday! I experienced this with my dad, too, and all came together in time. Please have Suzy rest, she won't be any good to her mom if she is exhausted....

We miss her, too!

Janet said...

Sue and Bill,
Last winter my MIL, 80, had a kidney and part of her liver removed and she did the same thing. She kept accusing her husband of 56 years of having sex with teenagers and doing drugs and all kind of bizarre things. She is fine now and doesn't remember a thing about it, but that doesn't stop us from kidding her about it once in a while. It did take a while though, an we worried that it might be permanent, so try to be patient and get some rest.
Janet

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

My mom broke her hip awhile back and she also had hallucinations after surgery. It was really scary (for her and us)! She was sure there were terrorists in the hospital and they were going to kill her. It's very scary to see a loved one in that much fear even when you know it's not real. I happy to report that my mom is fine now! It would be nice if they told the patient's family that this was normal.

I hope she's feeling better soon!
Bill-what a great guy you are to update us all!

T*mmy said...

Thanks Bill for we would not know this info if not for you!

Prayers for Susie's Mama and for Susie as I'm sure she is worn out by now!

Love & Hugs to all!

Brenda said...

Im no doctor, but I work with elderly and have seen this often. It is like some meds they are on they become someone they are not. I feel that after they get out of her system she will be fine. I love and miss you Susie Q.

Sugar Bear said...

Bill,
Big hugs and lots of prayers to all of you. I've been dealing with an awful situation myself over the past few days. I can honestly say that 2007 will be a year I will gladly say good bye to. Thanks so much for keeping us updated and do let Sue know we are all with her in spirit.
Karla

smilnsigh said...

I read the first comment here and it made me feel better. And I so hope that this is "ICU_itis" and it will clear soon, and all will progress wonderfully.

I hope Dear Susie will get some rest soon. Don't want her going 'down in a heap.' She'll not be able to do anything for Mom or for anyone, if that happens.

Best, best, best wishes for you all.

Mari-Nanci

Rising Rainbow said...

Many years ago, I was in the hospital sharing a room with a lovely woman who was awaiting surgery. After that surgery she was doing all of the things you described. Having had a little time to get to know the woman before and the seeing what happened afterwards, it was quite frightening.

The doctors said the same things about this woman and after some time, she was back to the lovely woman I had met. She even came to see me apologizing for her "dillusions."

I know it's hard to imagine that such a dramatic change can even be possible, let alone that it can reverse itself. But have faith.

You and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Melissa said...

Thanks so much for the update. I've been praying for all of you all weekend!

Sharon Kay said...

Prayers and good wishes for Sue her family and her mother. I hope all will be well soon and her mother will inprove and feel lie her old self soon.........

Alice said...

My continued prayers for Sue's mother. Thanks for the update, Bill.

LivingTheLife said...

I will continue to keep Sue, her mom and all your family in my daily prayers. I know it is scary to see a loved one go through what Sue's mom is experiencing now...but I know that she will improve with each day...

Sending...love and "hugs"

Teresa

SusiesQs said...

Sue,

I hope your mom makes a speedy and healthy recovery! We'll keep her in our prayers.

Susie

Deborah said...

You are a very sweet husband to come and post on Sue's behalf.

Good thoughts and prayers from my heart.
Deborah

Sheila said...

I just popped by to see if there was an update.
I hope this means that all is well, and sue's mom will be home tomorrow as planned. Take care of each other, and I hope things continue to improve.
love and hugs
xx

Lisa S. Oceandreamer said...

I have been shamelessly out of the Rabbit loop and so I am dreadfully sorry to read of Sue's Mom's illness. Please know I send much love, warm hugs and intense healing thoughts! I know how scary it is when a parent becomes ill or behaves in a manner not usual. Hopefully soon this will all be well and Sue, her Mom and her brother will be breathing a sigh of real relief. THANK YOU To Bill for updates....your girl matters to us as do you all!
XOXOXO
love,
Lisa

Sandra said...

Hope your mom makes a speedy and well recovery ;)

Jolene George said...

Oh my! Our prayers are with all of you. ((((HUGS))))

Rosemary said...

My prayers and thoughts are with all of you!!
I miss you Susie!
Take care,
Rosemary

Moron Family said...

I've never posted before but want to tell you that I am praying and keeping you all in my thoughts.

Margie

justabeachkat said...

Oh how scary. I will definitely keep Sue, her Mom and her brother in my prayers. Give Sue my love.

Hugs!
Kat

Cottage Contessa said...

Praying for you all and sending lots of hugs....
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Cheryl Wray said...

Oh my godness. I am continuing to pray that Sue's mom will continue to heal.
Thanks for the updates, Bill!!

Jill Gross-LaFaye said...

Hugs & prayers to you and your family:)

Greenie Gardens said...

I had jury duty and haven't been on the computer so I am late in sending my best wishes for a speedy recovery for Sue's mother. My thoughts are with you all. Stephanie

Mary said...

All my love and prayers to dear Sue and her Mom.
xoxo,
Mary

Sheila said...

Sue and Bill.. I'm praying for your mom, and keeping her in my prayers. My mom also had hallucinations after her surgery too. She was in ICU, but she imagining she was home in her room, but that my son and his friends had her tied up to her bed and wouldn't let you go down to the kitchen to get a banana!! I'd tell her about it later, and she couldn't believe she said that! Anyway, it was the meds they were giving her that caused that.
Keep us updated whenever you have a chance. {{{hugs}}} to you all.

Sandi McBride said...

Just checked in to see if there was any further news on your Mother...hope she is doing much better now. She is still in our prayers!

Sandi McBride said...

Just checked in to see if there was any further news on your Mother...hope she is doing much better now. She is still in our prayers!

Chris said...

You are all in my prayers. I bet it is the drugs doing the weird stuff. I had a lot of problems with them after my knee replacement. Didn't feel right until the last day when they stopped the drug IV. Good luck.

Sue said...

Oh dear Sue, sending you and your Mom healing prayers for a speedy recovery! Don't forget to take care of yourself too, we miss you! Hugs!!

Connie said...

My father had his first surgery about two years ago. We just had an awful time getting him back to normal...We found out that he was having a reaction to the anesthesia. It made his whole personality change. It is very scary for the family. Please tell Sue that she and her dad are in my prayers. Please tell her my dad did get better and he is back to his wonderful self.

Hugs,
Connie

BittersweetPunkin said...

I know I am late visiting and I am so sorry...my thoughts and prayers are with you!!! I do hope things improve,
Prayers,
Robin