February 20th 2014 10:29 am
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Hello all! I had a long angel day yesterday. I had to save my grandma's life. Me and all the other angel kitties were called to action in the biggest way. Mom wrote a long post on her Facebook page and will paste it here so she can explain everything that happened. Get ready for your jaws to drop!
From mom, last night: I'm home and mom is home too. This has been a day from hell. I lost 10 years of own life getting the life scared of out of me. so here's what happened. Last fall, mom fell in my sister's driveway. She has bad osteoporosis. She felt like she hurt herself but not that bad. Until recently, when she began experiencing terrible pain in her neck, shoulder and then yesterday her elbow. We thought it was just her osteoporosis. Little did we know. The doctor sent her to the hospital for a simple x-ray. they kept us there after the initial x-ray and said they needed a CT scan. Then they told us we couldn't leave. They came out of the room with a wheelchair and said we needed to get her into the ER NOW. They told me they found an abnormality in the scan and she needed surgery. Well she cannot go through surgery, she wouldn't live. She's already died twice before on the operating table because of her heart. I was losing it! I was alone and scared! they put a cervical collar on her and told me she had broken her neck in several places and she could become paralyzed. We were like "WHAT!?!!!" My sisters came and we didn't tell my dad anything because we didn't want him to have another heart attack. So my brother in-law-came to stay with him and keep him company. They called in two doctors from the neurospine center and when they came in and saw her scan, they told us that she's a walking miracle. There is no way she should not be paralyzed right now. But if she falls again, it could happen this time or we could lose her. They showed us her scans and MY GOD!!! She's a broken mess! yet she can still walk, feel everything, no numbness, move her bowels. She even went grocery shopping yesterday and drove herself! I swear I don't understand this and frankly neither do they. They said literally they've never seen anything like this in all of their years. But now she can't drive anymore, she cannot lift anything heavy and she has to wear that collar 24/7 for a very long time. She's extremely sick right now from the Morphine and throwing up. I don't have long, I need to get back downstairs. I did all of this today on only two hours of sleep. I was having anxiety attacks last night in bed and didn't know why. Now I know. We joked and said we were going to bubble wrap the whole house! The doctor laughed. They just love her, she weighs all of 80 pounds and has NO fat on her. yet she's still walking. Nurse will be coming tomorrow so just like last summer with dad, now this starts all over again. We'll have to help her get dressed, bath, do their laundry now, cook for them, everything. It's only going to get worse from here. but she's here!
Alex: they are actually thinking now she fell WAY before that. so she really is a walking miracle. she had a rough morning, dry heaving and feeling sick. But she's feeling better now. Keep her and our family in your prayers if you can please! This is not over! XXOO
What a day your grandma and mommy had! Your poor grandma! We're so sorry she was so sick and in distress but happy the doctors were able to save her and she's doing much better today and is home again. It truly is a miracle that she's walking after what her x-rays showed! Purring for your grandma and for you and your family. Tell your mommy to take care of herself too!
Miss Mittens & family
Miracles do happen. It is amazing that she can move. You never know when you fall at her age what will happen. Bones are so fragile and she is that as well at 80 pounds. She is one strong soul. Hope that she feels better soon and recovers. ...If morphine is making her sick, can the doctor give her something that won't?...
yes, she only had the morphine while she was in the hospital. She now has something else much more gentle and doesn't cause nausea. I can't remember the name of it. She's doing much better tonight, the nurse came earlier and the doctor also called in an anti-nausea med. Mittens your jaw would drop if you saw her CT scans. Even someone who's not a doctor could see that was unbelievable! The surgeon said my mom is now a case study because none of the surgeons there (at least 12) has ever seen anything like this in their whole lives!
OMC!!!! we are purring and praying for you all, we hope your Mom will take it easy and feel better soon...yes you are right at least your Mom is with you, cherish every day she is with you and tell her you love her...my Mom always says life is much shorter than we all realize...parents are precious.
QT and family
Thanks Queen T! thanks for coming by, I know your mommy is so busy right now. Love you guys!
Purring and praying for your family, Alex. Make sure your mom is taking care of herself! Wishing you better days ahead.
Oh, My Catness indeed!
Your grammy *is* a miracle.
The Lord has her in His tender care and now she is also under His watchful eye, and in His gentle hands.
We are a purring up a storm, and its true, the wind is wild the lightenings and thunder were active too
We are all pawyering too, for strength and patience and healing.
WBS & Meowmy
Thanks WeBees! this is all so surreal!
Adding my purrs for your grammy to get well. We're very moved at the entire story and furry glad spring is coming so no more ice and snow dangers.
oh my goodness! That must have been a shock for sure. There was a reason that you took her in - and that she can get treatment. When you think of "the what-ifs" it can be overwhelming also. As wonderful as doctors are, and medicine, there are just some things that can only be explained as miracles indeed. My mom is an example of this too. Sometimes faith is the best medicine! Just take things a day at a time - (you know the rest...) We will say extra purrs & prayers. See spring is a time of rebirth - so your mom is an example of that thanks to you!
Thanks Bibi and Maizy! This has really shocked us but she's doing very well today!
Sending hugs and purrs to you and your grammy!
Oh wow, amazing! Yes, I'll pray for your Grandma and for your family, especially for your Mom, Alex. What an amazing woman your Grandma is. Hugs from us.
Thanks Rose and Timo! Appreciate it! She had a good day today. Tonight she had some pain but that's because she fell asleep on her chair with her head tilted. which is not supposed to happen anymore.
Oh, dear! Well, elders can often amaze the doctors. Sending lots of purrs to your house,