Monday, February 4, 2013

Retirement Hasn't Started Well

Please forgive me for not visiting recently, we are in the middle of a family crisis.

My oldest Son has been sick since before Christmas and after several trips to the doctor and numerous prescriptions to treat what they thought was the flu and upper respiratory issues, he still wasn't getting well.  When he began vomiting blood, he was finally convinced he needed to seek emergency care.  At the ER, they found out his heart was enlarged and only pumping at 10%, he has a mass in his abdomen and fluid on his lungs.  He was admitted.  

After receiving a picc line when they were unable draw anymore blood, his leg began to swell to gigantic proportions and his condition worsened and his blood pressure took a nose dive.  He was admitted to ICU.  As more test results came in and words like cancer and heart transplant were being tossed around like hellos, he was transferred downtown to the Cooley Building at St. Luke's.

They are pretty sure a virus has damaged his heart, but they haven't been able to figure out what virus.   A bone marrow biopsy was done on Sunday and I don't know the results yet.  He has a blood clot in his heart and leg.  There is a whole team working to find some answers.

I haven't had time to be on the computer and while I miss you very much, my Son comes first.

I believe in the power of prayer and I'm not ashamed to beg for yours.  Please, please, please pray for my Son and our family.

I hope to have some encouraging news, soon.  So far, there hasn't been much.


44 comments:

Saara said...

Thinking of You and praying! Also sending all my extra strength to you and your family! And a big virtual hug to you too!

So. Cal. Gal said...

Of course, your son comes first!!! Praying hard that answers are forthcoming and there's some encouraging news!

(((HUGS)))

Mamma has spoken said...

Oh Cora, I will be saying a prayer for him, his family, you and your family! My heart goes out to you at this time. Take care of your son and keep us informed. This is a crisis of crisis.

Kathleen's Blog said...

Oh my, Ms A---be strong. You and the entire family will be in my prayers. Take care of yourselves and hang in. I wish I was close enough to be able to bake or cook something for you guys, as I can imagine the last thing on your mind is cooking, but do try to remember to eat well. Please God-things will be okay.

Ami said...

I am sending my good thoughts and hopes your way. And big hugs for all of you.

Deborah said...

Know that I am here and I'll be sending everything I have your way.

Love and prayers to you and your family.

~Deborah

Karen said...

You know I'm sending prayers your way today and every day till you get some answers and healing. I am so sorry to hear you are dealing with such a scarey thing... please keep us posted and let me know if there is anything I can do for YOU.

xoxo

TexWisGirl said...

oh my goodness! i am so very sorry to hear this. i can feel your pain and worry and it makes me cry for you.

thank you for letting us add our prayers for your son. no words to comfort you as i know none can. just know i am praying.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Oh my goodness, so very sorry to hear this! I am praying for your son, for you and for wisdom as his doctors try to figure out what is going on and how to treat him. Please keep me posted!
Blessings,
Cindy

Furry Bottoms said...

I'm really sorry about your son. It just seems like it went downhill so fast. It can only go up now, right? PRAYING!!!

Pat Tillett said...

Very scary. Every single positive and healing thought I can muster up is coming his way.

Help! Mama Remote... said...

You have my continuous prayers and i'm praying for your peace and strength as well. (hugs)

Nellie said...

Oh, my! I am so very sorry to hear this news! Prayers are certainly being sent your way for your son! Hugs, Nellie

Lori G said...

We are with You. Positive thoughts & prayers are with you, the biggest hugs are with you, & so much love.
Hang in there. Deep breaths when you can. God please Bless & Help your Son & your Family.
Love you,
lori

Lynn Proctor said...

i am so sorry to hear this ms. a---i am going to go pray, right now---we will agree in prayer for your dear son's recovery <3

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Cora I am so sorry you and your family are going through this.
You got it - prayers it will be.
Take care of yourself as well as your son.
((Cyber Hugs))Peg

ancient one said...

Praying for your son...

Margaret Benbow said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your son's health problems. I know he will find strength and comfort from you. Prayers are on their way.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That is just awful! I hope they get things under control soon. I'm so terribly sorry to hear about this. I'll be praying!

Star1 said...

How frightening ..Please keep us informed..Praying for your son..

Annmarie Pipa said...

I will pray pray pray. Count on those prayers...and believe in them. Your son is in good hands.

Kana said...

Oh my gosh! Best of all possible wishes for you and your child during this nightmare...terrifying to read, impossible to imagine what you must be going through.

Chatty Crone said...

I will pray for him I will put him on my list. Was he perfectly well before this and this just happened?

Do not worry about blogging.

I am so sorry. Prayerfully it will all turn out well.
sandie

YeamieWaffles said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this Ms A, hopefully your son gets well as soon as possible. It's understandable why you haven't had enough time to blog, let's hope he pulls through this, he's made of strong stuff if he's related to you.

Gigi said...

Sweetie, don't worry about us. Concentrate on your son. And you know, without even asking, I've already sent up one prayer and many more are following. xo

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh...I am so sorry to hear this. You can bet I will pray for your son, good blogger buddy. And I'll also say a prayer for you and your husband.

SweetMarie said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news. You and your family are in my prayers!
Love & blessings,
Marie

chana meddin said...

Dear Ms. A, you have my prayers, and my shoulder to lean on always, but you know that already. Please let us know what more we can give...you are so loved. Your son will surivive, I just know it!
love,
Chana

George said...

You definitely have our prayers, as do your son's doctors. Hopefully they will soon discover the virus and be able to solve the problems.

Powdered Toast Man said...

What you need is some laughter to get you through these tough times. Remember it is okay to laugh. Visit blogs that make you smile and laugh. I hope you get Dr. House on the case and he figures out what is wrong. Good luck.

Sally said...

I had a feeling. I'm so so sorry MsA. My prayers are with your precious son, and all of you.

Love you lots; you're in my heart.

xoxo

Annmarie Pipa said...

you gotta be feeling these prayers!

Betsy Adams said...

Oh My Gosh... I am so sorry.. I know you are worried sick. I would be too. God Bless your son.. I hope the doctors find the problems and fix them...

My prayers are with him--and the family.

Lots of HUGS,
Betsy

lotta joy said...

Ms A. I was just now complaining because I had pneumonia, and your dear son is in a life and death struggle again!!

No one in our blogging family has to "beg" for prayers.

The mass in his abdomen is most likely pooled blood. Would you ask if this is a possibility?

Katie said...

Oh Ms. A!! My heart goes out to you and your family. I'm just stunned at this news. I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and heart till your boy fully recovers. I am so, so sorry!

#1Nana said...

I am so sorry for your and your son's troubles. I hope that by now there has been some resolution. It is frustrating when the medical community seems so slow...on tv they always find the solutions within the hour! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep us posted.

Betty Manousos said...

omg, i am so terribly sorry to hear about this. i hope the doctors find the virus and be able to solve the problem.

you know my thoughts and prayers are with him and all of you.

i'll be praying!

(((Hugs)))

Jen Forbes said...

No begging necessary my prayers are your families, your sons and his doctors as well. I do hope and pray for his full recovery of what ever it is that is making him so very sick.

troutbirder said...

Just returned from vacation to find this sad news. All our prayers on behalf of your son. We will be thinking of him each day....

Barbara Shallue said...

Oh, I hate to hear this. I am praying, praying, praying and putting him in my prayer bowl for those moments I forget to pray. Keep us posted when you can!

CiCi said...

Of course your son comes first. This is beyond worrisome for you, and I am hopeful the answers will be forthcoming so your son is able to recover fully. I am with you in spirit.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Prayers sent for your son & for you and the family.

The Empress said...

I am speechless.

And I will make myself full of prayer.

I promise.

xo

Nancy Claeys said...

I'm so very sorry about this. Must be such a worry. I will be keeping your son and your family in my thoughts and hoping for a good result soon. xo