Thursday, April 8, 2010

Update

We finally have a diagnosis as of this morning (Thursday). After three hours of MRIs on Tuesday, they have discovered that my mom has a hairline fracture in her hip and lower spine. The Dr. discussed all the options. He's thinking the one on the spine (due to Osteoporosis) is the real culprit. So tomorrow (Friday) we will discuss, with the spine specialist, the new procedure of injecting "cement" into the fracture to ease the pain. Apparently there has been a lot of success with this.
We've known about the Osteoporosis and she's been on supplements for quite sometime now, trying to ward off the negative effects. I'm just glad to have an explanation and thankful that they've been able to keep her comfortable, for the most part, at the hospital.

*I wanted to let you know that my siblings have been completely overwhelmed by the love and compassion reflected in your comments regarding our mother. Thank you so much for your sweet support and prayers. I'm sure they have helped.
No need to leave a comment on this update. I just wanted to keep my promise to 'update' as the info came in. : )

Thank you again,
Mary Lou

35 comments:

Sandra said...

I'm glad they were able to diagnosis the problem so they can treat it. Hope the treatments go well.

Allie and Pattie said...

Mary Lou, I'm gald you've got a diagnosis, but so sorry for her discomfort. Does anyone work with your Mom on any kind of an exercise program?? I'm a trainer and CES and work with many who have osteoporosis. She's in my prayers
xoxo Pattie

My name is PJ. said...

ML, I'm so glad they found the culprit and it would be soooooooo great if the cement injection did the trick.

Wilma is so tiny; she looks like she has bones the size of a bird. Combining that with osteoporosis can be challenging.

I just sent up prayers for her and all of you. I know how emotionally exhausting the stress and worry can be. xo

Angela said...

I just wanted to let you know I've shared your link on my Fearless Friday post today to send others to surround your family and mom with more prayers, more love and more support..((Hugs)))

vivian said...

your sweet mother is so lucky to have you and your siblings caring for her so well! Praise God for medical technology. Its amazing the things they can do. I hope you mom is soon feeling no pain and once again comfortable and happy!
hugs
vivian

MamaTina said...

I'm glad they figured out the cause of the pain. I hope the procdure goes well. Lots of prayers for your family and the doctors!

GrandmaBev said...

I hope the treatment goes well and your Mom is out of pain soon.

Darlene said...

I'm keeping your dear Mom in my prayers that this treatment does work and she is pain free. So glad at least they know what the cause of the pain is and can start treating it.

mimi said...

Oh Mary Lou,
I was catching up on some of my favorite blogs and I just read about your Mom. I am so sorry that she has been in so much pain but I am glad that they discovered the source. It is so hard to watch someone you love be in discomfort--the feeling can be so helpless. I know your Mom is comforted by your visits. I will be praying that Gods hands will be with the doctors as they perform the procedure and that it will be successful in easing your mom's pain. You and your family will continue to be in my prayers.
xoxox
Mimi

Lorraine said...

I am glad that they were able to find what is causing her pain. I hope that they are able to help her and that she is feeling better soon.

Deb said...

Aw, poor Mom...but glad to here that there is a procedure to help her heal. Holding you and your family in my thoughts... xo

Busy Bee Suz said...

Having an explanation really helps.
Prayers for Mom!!!

GRAMS said...

That's the same thing that happened to my Mom. They didn't have that treatment 20 hrs ago so I sure hope it helps. I'll keep her in my prayers.

Kim's Treasures said...

So glad you have some answers! Hope she finds relief soon with successful treatments!

Jacqueline said...

Cement and glue to the rescue. I'm still smiling for the good update, although painful, the report could have been so much worse! Yeah! Love to you all. I

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Glad they found the source of the pain, and hope the treatment goes smoothly.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Good to hear the update . . I hope this works for your Mom. Hang in there Mary Lou . . prayer always works. Will definitely continue to keep you all in prayer.

Anne said...

Sending {HUGS} to you and prayers for her. Hope everything goes well- I'll be thinking of yall!

Small House said...

OH DEAR...I've not been a very good blogger, and I'm so sad to read about your mom!!! She must be in such pain.
I'm so glad she has you!!
Have a great day.
Sandra

Mildred said...

I am so glad that you have a dignosis and a treatment plan now for your Mom. Thank you for the update. I pray that they can manage her pain. God bless all of you.

Scrappi Sandi said...

Thanks again for such kind words left as a comment on my blog!!

So glad to hear that you now have a course of action to start on for your Mum...I just hope she feels more comfortable very soon.

Another super vintage pic...so glamorous!!

Suzanne said...

My brother-in-law is 74 and had the cement procedure and it is perfect. He is quite active and lifted something heavy last year and had the fracture in his spine between his shoulder blades. They did the procedure and he's just as active as ever -- he just doesn't overdo anymore lifting anything excessively heavy. She should do so well with this! Blessings to all of you.

Amy said...

I'm so glad they diagnosed the problem. It is always such a relief to find out what the problem is. Blessings to you all.

Creative Breathing said...

You are in my thoughts Mary Lou. E

Holly said...

Bless your heart,...your mom has wonderful children.

So glad that they wrere able to find out what is causing her pain, and hope that they can relieve it soon.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning ML Sweetie...
Thank God they were able to find the culprit that has been causing all the pain for sweet Moma. I shall continue to pray today for a successful procedure and relief from the pain. It is terrible to watch your family suffer and I am praying for you too, ML. I know you are holding your sweet Moma up, so I will be holding you up as well.

Please keep us posted sweetie. Country hugs and much love..>Sherry

The Shiny Pebble said...

I am so glad that you guys figured out what the issue was... Now, on with the treatment so she can be comfortable again. Praying for a speedy recovery.

Mildred said...

I wanted to let you know that I have a blog friend in NY who had great success with the cement procedure. I pray that your Mom's pain will lessen and that she will be able to walk comfortably very soon. May God bless you and your family during this time.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Mary Lou, I'm glad they were able to do the procedure so quickly. I hope the healing is quick and your Mom remains comfortable. When we're young our parents take care of us and when they are up in their years, we take care of them . . they become very precious to us and we hate to see them go through anything difficult. Stay in faith and rest. Have a good Tuesday!

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CosmoGirl Carla said...

Oh, Mary Lou, I've been so busy lately and not been able to catch up on all my fave blogs. Sorry to hear about your Mom's ordeal. Good to hear there's a plan of action from the doctors. Hope things are progressing regarding the treatment. Please update us when you can.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Mama! I will pray for her. hugs, cherry

Mimi Sue said...

It's always such a relief when they find out what's wrong so they can try to fix it. Hope Mom is doing as well as can be. You know our prayers are with you all. Mimi

Mimi said...

Hi Marylou!!!!
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's fracture, does she remember falling or hitting herself????
I so hope she heals quickly and is not in any kind of pain, she is so sweet and I would love to send her a card, do you still have my e-mail address???
If not I will e-mail you
Love ya,
jamie

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Mary Lou, Just stopping by to check in on you. Hope everything is still going in a positive direction. Have a good week and blessings!