Mom’s chain of miracles part 3
Mom continued to suffer from illness after illness with little time between. Cellulitis, Pseudomonas, pneumonia, MRSA, E-coli, not to mention the breakdown of her skin and bed sores. Mom’s strength and will to live were evident. Mom loved life more than anyone I ever knew. I prayed for her regularly. God always healed her. All her knew her were amazed at her remarkable recoveries.
September 5, 2007. Just a few months after the stroke. I arrived at the home to find her struggling to breathe. Mom was transported to the hospital in what I learned the next day was respiratory failure. The paramedics placed a full face oxygen mask on her, which really helped her. When she arrived at the hospital, a nasal canula was put in place. I requested a full face oxygen mask, but the nurse refused.
I spent the night with her, worrying and praying for her. Mom had been comatose since the stroke in July. Suddenly, Dr. Mancek arrived and said she was in respiratory failure. “She needs to be on life support” he said. “ Do you want this”? They asked me. “Yes, go ahead”, I said. I was her power of attorney and Mom had signed a statement with her wishes. Dr Mancek left to prepare the order to have her transferred to the ICU. My sister, nurses and Iwere standing at her bedside. Suddenly, Mom woke up and began speaking. She acted as if nothing had happened. Here she was talking to me for the first time since the stroke in July 2007. I was told back in July, that she had some dead brain tissue. She was not expected to speak. I was crying with joy, that I could talk to her. Dr Mancek came in her room and found her talking as she was in respiratory failure. “That’s impossible for her to be talking, she’s in respiratory failure”, he stated. However, with God, all things are possible. Mom was questioned about her wishes in regard to being placed on life support. Her answer was yes. She was sedated and placed on life support. Copyright 2009
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