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Mom’s in the hospital, so please forgive the short blog post

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Just a week after Mother’s Day, I had to rush Mom to the Cook Hospital.  She was suddenly vomiting and her stomach hurt.  As she’d already had two bowel blockages, I was afraid I knew why she was sick.  And, unfortunately, I was right.  She has another bowel blockage…probably from the three surgeries she’s had in three years.

She was ambulanced to Hibbing, where she is now, waiting to see if it might clear up by itself within 24 hours.  If not, she has to have surgery, which at 92, she’s not a real good candidate.  So I’m running back and forth to the hospital, a 30 mile one way trip and trying to get things under control here.  I’m real tired with all the emotional stress and driving.  Sometimes taking care of an elderly parent is tough, but worth the bad days.  I’ll keep you posted.

21 Responses to “Mom’s in the hospital, so please forgive the short blog post”

  1. Julie Koons Says:

    We’re praying for you, Jackie! We love your blog, but make sure you take care of yourself first. Keep up the great work!

    Julie from Indiana

  2. Judy Jarred Says:


    We will keep you and your mom in our prayers and thoughts.


  3. Connie Hatley Says:

    My heart is with you through this passage Jackie. You are a woman of amazing fortitude and I hope you can feel the compassion and energy so many are lending you right now.

  4. Phil Osan Says:

    Jackie; Your Mom and you are in my prayer’s, I hope everything works out for you. Keep us up to date, if you have time. God be with you!

  5. Darrell Says:

    Jackie, my wife and I wanted you to know that you and your mom are our prayers. I wish your mother all the best and a speedy recovery.

  6. Kathy May Says:

    Praying for healing for your mother. xo

  7. Jennifer Says:

    We wish you mother a fast recovery. Your family and mother will be in our prayers.

  8. Connie Blakey Says:

    Jackie; Your Mom and you are in our prayer’s, I hope everything works out for you.

  9. Julie Says:

    I will keep your mom and you in my prayers. Remember- God only gives you what you can handle. Sometimes I look up and say, ok- that’s enough, I don’t know if I can handle any more. Keep your chin up and we will be praying for a recovery if they opt for surgery!

  10. Mary Lou Says:

    Take all the time you need. Don’t worry about us. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Rose Says:

    Dear Jackie,

    Your mom, you and your family are in my prayers. I wish you the best. May God bless and comfort you. Rose

  12. RNMOM Says:

    Jackie and family, you are in our prayers. Hope she does well. Keep us posted as you have time! HUGS!

  13. Another Jackie Says:

    I will certainly remember your mom as well as the rest of your family in my prayers. It’s such a helpless feeling when someone you love is sick. Please let your mom know we are all thinking of her and wishing her the best.

  14. Kerstin Gauntt Says:

    You, your mom and David are in my prayers, enjoy every day you have with your Mom and don’t worry about the blog, we are not going anywhere. Your Family is more important. Be God with you! Kerstin

  15. Katherine Jordahl Says:

    Will keep you and your family in my prayers as you deal with this health crisis. Hang in there!

  16. jackie clay Says:

    Thank you so much for your support. Mom had her surgery yesterday and is doing very well so far. We are keeping our fingers crossed and praying hard every day now.


  17. Jenny Pipes Says:

    WE will sure be keeping your Mom and the rest of your family in our prayers…..wonderful to hear that her surgery went well!!!

  18. Cathleen Moses Says:

    Jackie, over here in Taxifornia, praying for your mother’s swift recovery, stregth and encouragement for you, and good guidance for those at the hospital who are caring for her.

  19. Nancy Foster Says:

    God Bless!!

  20. David Larsen Says:

    Glad to here your mother is doing well. Your Mother and family our in our prayers. Take all the time you want we aren’t going nowhere.

  21. ianne Williams Says:

    Sent a message to you, but sent it to the wrong spot. Anyway, am trying again. I’ve prayed for your mom and YOU since I first read about her hospitilization. Take care of yourself and David, so many people love and admire you. Evidently, your mom is a tough little lady (like Mother, like daughter!), and is fighting now! God bless you all!!

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