Tuesday, August 14, 2007

My wish for Mom...



I made this fun card for my moms birthday this last week. Its been a rough few months for all of us and I think I might know what she wished for this year..

About a year or more ago a young man ran a stop sign and broad sided my mom and grandfather. Luckily my 84 yr. old grandfather while hooked to his oxygen tank saw this coming and was able to slide as much over as possible to avoid further injury. He was not injured but my mother who has suffered from Lupus I think almost all of my life was injured internally though no one knew at the time how severe it was. She was checked out by the local hospital and they dismissed her claims of problems. This accident caused Severe Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome that caused her to start having horrible panic and anxiety attacks something she has never before experienced.
Moving to the past few months, her neurologist has been testing her brain to find out why the medication she has been taking hasn't been helping. While in the early stages of this test, she experienced her first seizure. They found Severe Brain damage due to the accident caused sometime earlier. These seizures have been continuing for the past month and she has had as many as 17 in one day sometimes lasting as long as 45 minutes. Needless to say she is in need of full time care and cannot function on her own anymore. Her specialist has scheduled her to be seen at the University of Utah but they can't see her until Oct. Meanwhile she is suffering both physically and mentally. I myself living clear across the states in Georgia feel helpless, frustrated, angry and broken hearted and wish so much that I was closer to help with her care.
So with this Birthday wish comes BIG wishes with our prayers and many others that they can get this under control so she can go back to living a normal life.
Thanks for stopping in,
Tiff

4 comments:

corinnesomerville said...

Oh Tiffany...I'm so sorry....My heart aches for you and your mom. My mom suffers from chronic pain due to arthritus and has also had several surgerys (some of which were done badly). There is nothing more frustrating that trying to convince a doctor that you have pain and because they can't explain why then it has it all be in your head. Please know that I will be praying for your mom and you. Big hugs out to the both of you.

Love Corinne (aka Roxy)

scrappintrish said...

I am so sorry to hear this! It is really too bad that these were not spotted right after the accident. Something could have been done right away. That is just awful! I too suffer from severe anxiety. Mine is caused from worrying all of the time about nothing in particular. I really do hope that your mother gets better!! You are all in my prayers!....

Dottie K said...

OMG I know what chronic pain is due to arthritis and I feel for your mom but to have all that on top is really rough. I hope they're able to get this under control. I'll keep her and your family in our prayers. :)

Wife2TJ said...

That is so sad. I cannot even imagine something like that happening to someone I love. Your mom is in my thoughts and prayers. I love your card and I think your mom will love it as well!