Welcome to my blog about my mom, Loretta, and our journey through learning of her cancer and treatment.

Just a little background. Mom is 61 and hadn't been to a doctor in about 18 years until this past June 2011. The reason for this is due to the surmountable cost of insurance, even when your spouse has insurance it can be cost prohibitive.
So, Mom finally got approved by JPS in June and it was a good thing too, she had Basil cell carcinoma on the bridge of her nose. She underwent surgery to remove the tumor and plastic surgery reconstruction. She also has high blood pressure and Thyroid problems. We thought she was finally getting the attention she was missing and was going to be OK. Boy were we mistaken.
Mom started having some abdominal pain the first of January 2012. After talking with her and the pain getting worse, she finally agreed that she needed to go to the clinic or ER.
The following blog posts chronicle the events since then. Future posts will continue to explain treatment, issues concerning her condition and general comments.
I appreciate you taking the time to learn about what it means to be diagnosed and this type of cancer. Mom has been a trooper so far, she says "I'll beat this".

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The end is near

5/30/12 - Thursday

I called hospice on Tuesday to have them evaluate mom. They started 24/7 care that day.
Wednesday came and mom is non-responsive when you try and wake her. She's comfortable and not in pain. Her sister-in-law, Pam came to see her as well as her cousins Janice, Brenda, Wanda and Patsy. Carol West, our pastor came and prayed for mom and told her it was ok to go, that God has her now.
Thursday around 9:40 Owen calls to tell me that the Dr can't read her BP. Shes got very labored breathing and a rapid pulse. It won't be much longer now. I called Kent and told him to come home and be with her. I've notified everyone else that it won't be long. Kathy came home from work to see mom & be with me. She stated for awhile and I asked her to go be with Gran. So she's over at Gran's.
Today is mom's only grandson's graduation from high school. I know if she could have gone she would have. I probably won't be going so that I can be here with mom.
I pray that our good Lord eases her body and takes her home to be with our loved ones that have already passed. I know that my great grandmother is waiting with open arms to comfort her.

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