Asking for prayers for my mom.

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  1. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Thank all of you that have prayed for my mom.

    She fought the good fight and won the battle to stay alive but on Wednesday 01-23-2019 3:35 PM Laura lost the war and passed away.:( Her wishes were to be resuscitated if anything went wrong with her, so I gave them the order to do so to give her a chance to recover from what happened, her body had different plans though. She wasn't a candidate for conventional dialysis either because her heart was to weak, her blood pressure would drop to fast so she couldn't get rid of the accumulated fluid in her body.

    Her kidneys never turned back on and her lung function wasn't good enough to sustain herself without the breathing tube and her heart was to weak, so we all decided to gather all her family that could make it around her to say all of our goodbyes on Wednesday. Leaving her on the machines wasn't prolonging her life, they were prolonging her death so the plan was to remove the tube @ 12:30 pm but it didn't happen until around 1:15.

    I was hoping she would be strong enough to speak to us one last time but she was to weak. She did look aware though when everyone was saying there goodbyes. They gave her a very low dose of morphine about an hour after the tube removal because its supposed to help calm her down and make it not feel like she was drowning to "keep her comfortable" they said.

    Her heart rate and breathing held steady for about 2 hours, enough time for everyone to talk to her for the last time. About 3:25 her heart rate slowed down to half of what it had been a few minutes earlier and her breathing slowed and stopped first. The monitor was picking up a slow heartbeat for about 5 more minutes after she stopped breathing but the nurse couldn't hear anything. Finally the monitor went to zero, she went peacefully, it was like she fell asleep for the last time when she passed.

    It was a sad day for me and I am still having a hard time with it(why it took me so long to write this), had to stop writing a few times because my allergies started acting up.:(

    Thank you all for the support, I truly appreciate everyone of you for your kind words and prayers.
     
  2. stump puller455

    stump puller455 1970 GS 455

    prayers sent god bless her
     
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  3. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    Derek, just as we talked, you have my heartfelt condolences. Hang in there, you'll get threw this. Try and keep your chin up.
    May your dear mom rest in peace.
     
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  4. BYoung

    BYoung Stage me

    So sorry to hear you lost your Mom. It had to be very difficult for you to share but I hope it will help you through. God bless her.
     
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  5. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

  6. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Sharing your life with your friends is a great start. I'm sure I'm not the only one that will say we are here for you and prayers will continue for you and your family.
     
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  7. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Having been there, I understand. Your Mom, You and All Her Loved Ones are in my prayers.
     
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  8. faster

    faster Well-Known Member

    So sorry, my condolences. You are in my prayers...

    Mikey
     
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  9. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Very, very sorry to hear about your Mom, Derek. My sincere condolences and you and your family are once again in my thoughts and in my prayers.
     
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  10. 69GS455

    69GS455 69 GS 400

    Sorry for your loss.
     
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  11. JOE RIV 1

    JOE RIV 1 Well-Known Member

    thoughts and prayers
     
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  12. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    Derek at least you were there and that means a lot. You don't have the regret of not being there. In time you will find comfort knowing that.
    Your mom lost the fight to the undefeated foe. A foe we will all face.
    Also find comfort knowing that she is no longer suffering or in pain.

    Praying for peace for you and your family.
    God Bless
     
  13. faster

    faster Well-Known Member

    My condolences. So sorry for your loss.

    Mikey
     
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  14. Derek,
    Deanna and I offer our condolences and prayers. Losing a parent is never easy.
     
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  15. red67wildcat

    red67wildcat Well-Known Member

    Sorry for your loss
    Condolences to your family
     
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  16. DeeVeeEight

    DeeVeeEight Well-Known Member

    I'm very sorry for your loss...
     
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