Friday, December 26, 2008

A holiday request

Rob and his brother left our Christmas dinner celebrations last night and headed directly to the hospital emergency room with their mother.

She has been losing weight off her already tiny frame for a month now, ever since the worm turned and food suddenly went from cherished friend to cruel enemy, bent on extracting painful revenge on her stomach and bowels. Tests and doctor visits have only lead one to another, prolonging an excruciating waiting game,

Perhaps it was the contrast between her emaciated frame and the robustness of the season that made us all say "enough": perhaps it was the way she lay curled up in pain for hours on the couch after attempting to partake of the abundance we all abused.

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I awoke this morning after little sleep to find that our Christmas tree had unexpectedly crashed to the floor, leaving a tsunami of shattered glass and wayward needles in its wake.

I barked at Graham to stay back. My robe gaped in a most undignified manner as I grunted and heaved and ultimately failed to upright it. I collapsed in a frustrated heap on the couch, weighing waking my husband from sleep visited him scant hours ago against heading to my parents house and leaving the tree laying there as what? A forlorn symbol of something of which we dare not speak?

"Don't worry mommy. Don't be so homesick mommy. I'm here to help."

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My wonderful mother in law has been admitted to the hospital and is receiving nutrients intravenously: she is in excellent hands and we are optimistic doctors will help her return to her energetic and vibrant self. I humbly request that you add her to your prayers this holiday season or simply send love and positive thoughts in her general direction.

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36 comments:

Kyla said...

IV fluids are wondrous, I hope they are able to buoy her nutritionally and the doctors are also get to the crux of the problem. Big hugs to you all.

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

I am SO sorry. That's tough at any time, but especially tough on a holiday when everyone should be relaxing and celebrating. I hope the doctors will find something minor and easily fixed. Big hugs to you!

Autumn said...

I'm so sorry about your mother in law. I'm sending lots and lots of good, healing thoughts her way.

Melissa said...

She's in the right place but the timing is really horrible, huh?

((hugs)) and prayers to you and yours!!

April said...

My best wishes for your MIL's speedy recovery!

Michelle said...

((HUGS))
She will be in my thoughts. Hope all enjoy a healthy and happy New Year together!

Vered - MomGrind said...

Your mother in law is in my thoughts. Hope she gets better very soon. Hang in there, Kelly. Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your loved ones.

Love,
Vered

sky girl said...

Consider it done, my friend.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I am so sorry she is sick. Of course, I will hope for the best.

shay said...

Oh I'm so glad to hear she's getting taken care of. Bless you guys this season!
And I'm sorry about the tree - ours did that too but earlier so my hubby has tacked it securely to the wall. I'm sorry your morning started this way - hugs to you!

Mimi said...

Oh no! Prayers for your dear MIL

Melisa said...

Sending 'em!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Will be thinking of you all and saying a prayer for your mother-in-law. So sorry to read this!

Julia said...

Peter and I are on it Kell ...
Call if you need anything. xo

RiverPoet said...

I'm so happy that your MIL is doing better. I sent up a prayer for her, and I wish you all the best.

Peace - D

Magpie said...

All best to your MIL and to you and your family. A very merry new year to all.

Heather said...

Thinking of her...

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Aw Kelly, I am sorry that you guys had a hard day yesterday. Our Christmas was like that last year, My sis showed up at the end of the day looking like death. Unable to stay awake, completely emaciated and sunken. We thought that she must be addicted to drugs or something. Turns out they were being poisoned by their furnace and she is doing much better this year.
You mother in law is in my prayers and I pray you are able to enjoy your family and have a joyous, blessed rest of the season.
Take care Kelly, bless you guys.

Pregnantly Plump said...

I'll definitely be thinking about your family over the holidays. I hope she starts feeling better soon, and the doctors are able to determine what the cause is.

Haley-O said...

I'm sorry your going through this! Big hug to you. I'm relieved to hear she's in excellent hands. Blessings.... I hope the holidays look up from now on.

Badness Jones said...

Hugs honey - I'll keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Lynn said...

Positive thoughts headed your way. Hope your MIL will be better soon.

Huckdoll said...

Aww. Major hugs to you and your family. And even more for that tree incident. Ugh.

secret agent mama said...

Offering prayers up for all of you during this time.

((Hugs))

JCK said...

Sending prayers to your MIL and all of you!

Leanne said...

Merry belated Christmas, and yes, your family is in my thoughts and prayers..

Karen MEG said...

Oh, Kelly, not your MIL too! (My Dad has been in TGH/PMH since before Christmas and I don't think the prognosis is too good).

I'm glad she's getting better, I wish her a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with you and Rob and family.

Hospitals are not the place to be during the holidays, hope she gets home soon.

Tracey said...

What a holiday.... Hope she continues to heal. You have my love...

CC said...

Hugs and prayers right now during this difficult time :( :(

Parent Club said...

Thinking of you and your family

mamatulip said...

Thinking of you all, K. xo

tinsenpup said...

All my love.

common mom said...

Thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

Marie said...

Sending her lots of good vibes !
I hope she will soon feel better.

caramama said...

She will be in my prayers. I hope she has a speedy recovery.

Jaina said...

A little late, but absolutely.