Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Update 7/11

Thursday PM: Just got back from visiting with Margaret. She looks much better than she did when they released her from the hospital last Saturday. She has been in tests today in prep for surgery tomorrow. She has a bad heart, so they will place her on a support machine that takes the place of her heart and lungs during (and maybe after) surgery. We had a good talk, lots of laughing and plans for her homecoming. I took photos of Tazz, her poodle, for her to look at. Incidentally, her oncologist is out, as she is 100% cancer free as of tests yesterday.

Thursday AM: Today we know what Margaret is dealing with. She has a severe blood infection and inflammation and collapse of the lungs. Surgery is scheduled ASAP and includes scraping the lining of the lungs (volumizing). Today she got a slim chance for survival, providing her heart can withstand this surgery. Her daughter, Lisa, is in another hospital after undergoing major surgery last week. Needless to say, she is frantic to see her mother. Please continue to pray for Margaret and her family.

Wednesday PM: It was touch and go for Margaret this morning. They drained her lungs a second time. The doctors say her condition is fatal, but there is a slim chance she will survive. Her sister Kaye arrived from PA to care for her. We are praying around the clock for her to fight and not lose the will to live.

8 comments:

JOSHUA S BLACK said...

Praying for you all and her.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Oh, ML, please know that the Taylor family is praying for Margaret and you, Charley, Missy, KC & Jazz. I'll give you a call later today to see how things are.

Love, Deb

Marilynn said...

Prayers for Margaret and her family -- and for you, too, ML.

M

Emma's Kat said...

Oh no. I will continue praying for her and family. Keep fighting Margaret!

Daisy said...

Oh no. We are going to keep purring for Margaret and her family.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We're praying for her too.

Pet's are 4 Life said...

I'm so sorry to hear about her struggles and I'm praying for her too.

Emma's Kat said...

So happy that the cancer is gone!! And that she is looking so much better. I will continue to pray that she does well during surgery. Prayer does work!