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    Looks like mom will pull through.

    Mom went under the knife today.

    I couldn't be there, but the rest of the lusers were. Not that she was awake, aware, or is going to remember.

    The Dr went in via laparoscope and was amazed by all the stuff she found in there. 12 inches of dead colon, complete with gangrene, Scar tissue from previous trouble with diverticulosis, fissures and fistulas, and one very large growth or something.

    They're gonna send in part of it to see what it is.

    Now she's resting and hasn't woke up yet, but she's breathing on her own. She's got a bag and a morphine drip, and they'll give her a bump button when she wakes. We'll be going to see her tomorrow.

    All I can do now is pray.

    Thank you all so much for your support,

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    So far so good then and good thoughts flowing your way for your Mom.
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    Wow, very serious. Glad it sound like everything will be ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxgtr View Post
    Wow, very serious. Glad it sound like everything will be ok.
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    That sounds messy, RD. As Tom said, we will keep the good thoughts and positive energy going your mom's way.

    Make sure you get enough rest yourself, we don't want the stress to kill you.

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    Definately good news that she will be o.k.! Take care of Mom and yourself!
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    Glad to hear she is through the surgery. Remember that you have to take care of yourself to be able to be strong for her also.
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    Awesome new, Dave! Good vibes are continuously updated in your direction

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    Regards

    My wife and I will say some prayers for a healthy and speedy recovery. Best wishes to you and the family.

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    Thank you all for your well wishes, I'm much obliged.

    We're gonna go see her tomorrow, and then the lusers are gonna go the day after while I ride some more.

    watched the Biggest Loser live finale tonight, no surprise, one of them blew a disk.

    Then I spent some time teaching the young fella how to weld.

    Tonight I'm up all night to go pick up my daughter from her overnight shift.

    A few pots of coffee, season two of Alton Brown's Feasting on Asphalt, and a Ziplock steam bag of broccoli and reduced-calorie smoked sausage.

    The sun will rise, I'll do my duty, get some sleep, then go see Mom.

    RD
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    Fair play to you. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
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    Praying.

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    Glad to hear that her condition has improved, I'll be sure to pray for you and your mom tonight.

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    You and your mom are in my prayers and good thoughts...I don't know about everyone else but your adventures with the eagle have me truly inspired.

    Don't forget to take good care of yourself, RollerDave.

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    Good luck to your mom!
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    Prayers off to you and your Mom

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollerdavem View Post
    Thank you all for your well wishes, I'm much obliged.

    We're gonna go see her tomorrow, and then the lusers are gonna go the day after while I ride some more.

    watched the Biggest Loser live finale tonight, no surprise, one of them blew a disk.

    Then I spent some time teaching the young fella how to weld.

    Tonight I'm up all night to go pick up my daughter from her overnight shift.

    A few pots of coffee, season two of Alton Brown's Feasting on Asphalt, and a Ziplock steam bag of broccoli and reduced-calorie smoked sausage.

    The sun will rise, I'll do my duty, get some sleep, then go see Mom.

    RD
    Prayers going out for your mother… I hope everything works out well…

    On a side note, that Feasting On Asphalt II with Alton Brown is a great show. When they are in Chester IL, near the Chester Bridge eating Spinach… They are big on Popeye down there I have been to that very park at least five times, and across the bridge into Missouri many times as well. My wife’s mother used to live in Chester IL, and her sister still lives just up the road. It’s a really nice area with the bluffs and the Mississippi river… Someday I really wouldn’t mind moving down to that area.
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    Well we were out to see her yesterday.

    I didn't post until now because it's taken me that long to compose myself.

    She is lost in her own world, vocal yet incoherent. She sees people but her responses are off-the-chart random.

    It's not the pain meds because she's not on that much. She has been reduced in her Alzheimer's meds dosage and hasn't had her anti-depressant lately either.

    She could come out of her dementia once her meds are up to strength, but she's been through a huge shock, and they won't say for sure. I know that this is how her Alzheimer's will wind up, but none of us were ready for it at this time.

    We go again Friday.

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    I will pray for your mom too.

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    Best of luck to her and to you. These things are never easy.
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    Hope things turn out well. Hang in there.

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    good luck. i hope everything works out. i'll send whatever good karma i've got left your way.

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    best luck to your mom! get well soon!

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    Hi, RollerDave,
    It's been a couple of days now - how's your mom doing? And how are you holding up? I hope you get the chance to ride at least a little bit this weekend.
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