April 17, 2008


If you're looking for the beer review, I didn't do one this week and am not planning on one right now. With everything else going on, it just isn't a priority. They will continue next week.

Mom had her surgery. She had four blockages, 2 at 99%, one at 89% and one at 75%. They were thinking of doing bypass surgery, but because of her age the decided that stints would work better. The surgery went well. They were only able to get three of the four stints put in yesterday. When they finished with the third one she had been on the table for a long time and they felt that putting a fourth one in at that time would just jeopardize her health even more. They are going to wait until she regains some of her strength and do the fourth.

During the diagnostic phase they also found two extremely large gall stones. They told us she is going to have to have her galbladder removed in the next year or so.

Mom is doing fine. She's not handling the pain and discomfort too well and she is being very picky about how things are going to be done. IE she likes Diet A&W rootbeer. Other than water or milk she refused to drink anything but Diet A&W rootbeer. She was telling the nurses and staff that if they can't bring her a Diet A&W rootbeer, then she doesn't want anything else. Even if it was diet rootbeer by a different company, she wouldn't accept it. So my Dad is bringing her some.

Posted by Contagion in Family Life at April 17, 2008 07:35 AM | TrackBack

Sounds like she is doing better if she is demanding things :)

Posted by: Quality Weenie at April 17, 2008 08:50 AM

I agree that the demands for Diet A&W Root Beer are a very positive sign.

Posted by: The Thomas at April 17, 2008 10:29 AM

I was thinking the same thing QW. Hope all goes well dude.

Posted by: Navy CPO at April 17, 2008 10:30 AM

sounds like your mom came through ok! I am so glad to hear it went well. Hoping the rest of your week is more positive!

Posted by: caltechgirl at April 17, 2008 11:38 AM

Sending up prayers for you and your entire family.

Posted by: Omnibus Driver at April 17, 2008 12:05 PM

Sounds like things are going as well as they can be - I will keep all y'all in my prayers.

Posted by: Richmond at April 17, 2008 12:18 PM

Your comment about your Mom's demands explains ALOT about you my friend!

Glad to hear she is doing better.

Posted by: Bruce at April 17, 2008 03:56 PM

I'd love to read your mom's rootBEER reviews!

I could just see it now...
"Compared to Diet A&W, it sucked!"

Posted by: Roses at April 17, 2008 04:11 PM

The root beer is the only thing she can control right now - so she's gonna do that. :-) Glad to hear the surgery went pretty well. Now let's hope she listens to her doctor WAY better than you listen to yours!!!

Posted by: Teresa at April 17, 2008 06:34 PM

Good grief. I'm so glad they caught this. Holy crap.

What she is going through now is worse than having her gall bladder removed. I had mine removed two years ago. My doctor told me it would have to be removed but it was my choice... I could have it done on my time, soon, or I could have it done on my gall bladder's time, when it decided I was too sick and had to go to the ER. I opted to fit it into my schedule, at my convenience, on the soon side.

Just a thought...

Posted by: Bou at April 17, 2008 07:29 PM

Prayers still winging their way over the pond.

Glad the surgery went well, hope she's home soon.

Posted by: bx19 at April 18, 2008 10:05 AM

Glad to hear that things are going well...

Posted by: That 1 Guy at April 18, 2008 10:16 AM