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OT: my mother just had temporary paralysis due to low hemoglobin counts - Not a Stroke(UPDATED)

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Simpelton, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. Simpelton

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    Mods, could you please reference this post as an update post in the title?

    Also please edit the title to mention that it was not a stroke.

    And yeah, it wasn't a stroke, but it was temporary paralysis, triggered, somehow, no idea how, by low hemoglobin counts. Apparently my dear mother has been bleeding into her gasstrointestinal tract for 2 weeks and she's so reluctant to complain about anything that we had no idea how serious it was.

    The good news though is that other than being reluctant to tell us her actual needs, there's nothing actually wrong with her brain structurally. The blood just wasn't delivering enough oxygen due to low hemoglobin levels... I guess?

    Just a bit of background, Mom's a cancer survivor, she survived a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in the right side of her head about 18 years ago, but before the doctors beat it back it put some pressure on her brain, causing brain damage. my best guess as to what happened is that the area s of her brain had been using to work around that damaged region got short changed on oxygen and started malfunctioning.

    Anyway, the bad news is she probably needs surgery, the good news is this seems to be something that surgery and a transfusion can improve her condition quickly. Good news, and massive relief for me. I'm not really ready to let my mother go yet. She's too awesome.
     
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    Sorry to hear this. Prayers to you and your family’
     
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    Oh yeah and I owe my schizophrenic older brother an eat out or something. He was the only one that heard Mom's faint cries for help and he was the one that alerted the rest of us that there was a problem. And while my mother and father were in the hospital, he did the dishes and caught the laundry up, things he doesn't normally do. He has his issues but he's a good man.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your mom's health struggles ... I will add her to my prayer list.

    I edited the title ... hope it's what you wanted ... if not just let me know your wishes.
     
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    It'll do nicely. Some reference to the fact that we originally thought it was a stroke would be nice, that's my only criticism.
     
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    My thoughts and prayers.. it's never easy when it's your own mother. My heart goes out to you.
     
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    Scary stuff. Glad you and your family can be there for her. Good luck with the surgery and I hope she makes a full recovery.
     
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    Was she trying out to be a Patriots kicker? Could explain the sudden back luck.

    No but, really glad to hear it wasn't something more serious. Thanks for sharing this with us, I'm glad folks feel comfortable making these sort of threads. We're all a family here.
     
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    Glad to see the update, all things considered. Wishing her a good outcome from the surgery.

    Regards,
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    All the best to your mom, and hopes for a speedy recovery.
     
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    Good news! And an opportunity to closely monitor her health going forward.
     
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    That’s excellent news. Glad it’s a seemingly much lesser and eminently more fixable evil!
     
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    Glad to hear it wasn't a stroke. Wish her good luck with the surgery.
     
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    Its a Miracle ... Thank St Tedy for his divine intervention :D

    Thats Great News!
     
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    Simpleton, thoughts and prayers with you and with your mom.
     
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    It seems like our prayers worked to some degree. Good luck to your mom moving forward.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    That’s some scary stuff.....hang in there and prayers for your mom, you and family
     
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    Best wishes to your mom, and family. May she recover steadily and surely.
     
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    Allow me to try to inject some humor into this now that everything turned out to be okay for your mom. At least your brother heard the cries and decided not to dismiss them as “the voices.” Too soon? Who knows. Could be a **** joke as well. I don’t know. I just woke up and I’m not exactly buzzing with the best material. Anyway, I hope the surgery goes well and she’s back on her feet soon. And tell her to start piping up about stuff when she’s hurting.
     
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