I’ve spent the last four weeks watching my mom suffer. She’s been laying in a hospital bed since mid-March. A sudden and unexpected intestinal perforation has shut down her entire digestive system. She is unable to eat or drink. A nasogastric tube is the only thing preventing her from aspirating.
No one could have predicted this would happen. The doctors aren’t even sure what perforated her intestines. As I watch her writhe in pain I feel entirely helpless. I hope that the doctors will fix her ailments, but I am also incredibly fearful.
I think a lot about money, but this is a stark reminder that money cannot fix everything.
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So sorry to hear your mom is struggling. When someone we live is hurting, it’s such a stark reminder that money isn’t everything.
Thank you for the kind comment. By the way I miss reading your posts.
I’m so sorry to hear your mom is suffering so badly – and that is such a scary thing to be suffering from. Sending all the good recovery wishes we have, and more.
Thank you for your kind words.
I’m so sorry about what your mom went through. How is she now?
My mom just suffered from a stroke which left her left side paralyzed. She’s still recovering now. It really is painful watching someone you love (who you thought would always be healthy) suffer.
Hi Shirley, I am sorry to hear about your mom. It is incredibly difficult to watch loved ones suffer. My mom is still alive, but she did not fully recover and I don’t think she will ever will. It’s hard to see, because right before this event she was vivacious and full of life. I do keep hoping that she will stumble upon a treatment that can help her. I wish your mom the best of luck in her recovery!