Saturday, July 12, 2008

This Is What's Going On

For most of you, this will be old news, but for those who don't already know, my mom isn't doing very well. She is unable to eat anything, at this point. She refuses to take any of her medication anymore. She is surviving on morphine and ice chips. I am having a really hard time coming to grips with all this. I have been in Idaho for the last week and a half so I can spend time with her. She is able to talk and that has been a huge comfort to me. She is happier than I have seen her for a long time. I will try to keep you all updated, but it is hard because Julie's computer is usually in use, and I have a lot going on.
Oh, and for those of you who don't know, Julie had her baby. She wasn't' due until August so she is in the NICU. (Poor Julie, I don't know how she is doing all of this.) She is super cute and small, but not too small. She was 5lbs 4oz at birth, and probably close to that again. She will come home as soon as she proves she can gain weight without her feeding tube in. We're hoping my mom will get a chance to see her. Sorry if this is hard to understand. My thoughts are a bit fragmented, but I just thought I would let you all know where I was, and what was going on.


Amanda said...

Poor Katie! I hope you are doing ok with all this. Will you be staying in Idaho much longer?

ajesplin said...

I wish there was something I could do to make it easier. Let me know if there is.

Tom seems to be doing great with the kids on his own. Hazel was all excited to tell me that her dad always gets them milkshakes after he picks her up from school. I was ready to give him a "father of the year" award but then Tom ruined it when he told me that the other day, he was in a hurry and took Violet (who is clearly a girl) out in public without a shirt or shoes on. Ah well.

(Oh wait! I just remembered, yesterday I took Homer to Lowes with no shoes on and had to carry him the whole time--that kind of stuff is normal, not white trash or anything. He can have his award.)

Emily said...

Oh Katie! I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. We will keep her and the rest of your family in our prayers. I hope things start to look up soon! ((HUGS))

Laura said...

**Prayers and Hugs Go Out To You**. I have always loved your family... ever since that first time I went to your home years and years ago for Dave and Kristen's reception. I remember sitting with Julie on the swing and the many times we played mud football in your yard. I pray that your family will find peace at this difficult time.

Call Family said...

Katie, I am so sorry about your mom. I love you and your family so much. I know that this is a hard time for all of you. If there is anything that me or family can do please let me know. We are praying for all of you.