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She Made It

Mom made it through surgery.

The doctor said she was (and I apparently quote) "A tough old bird with a strong constitution." She's in the ICU and is not out of danger yet, but the doctor removed a tumor, took out a section of perforated bowel and told my brother if my mother hadn't had the surgery today, she would have been dead in two or three days.

Mac is working to get me up there as quickly as possible. As he said, "I'm glad I'm bringing you up here to be with her, and not to bury her."

So am I.

To all the possible and potentially good gods out there, to the universe which may or may not notice. Thank you.

But even more to all of you. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I am exhausted and I am heading to bed.

This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/254365.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.

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gerisullivan
Apr. 17th, 2013 04:00 am (UTC)
Huzzahs for your mom making it through surgery! My prayers remain with her, and you. May her post-surgery recovery go well, may she be out of the ICU by the time you get there, and may you get there soonestkind.

Thanks for the follow-up report; may you sleep soundly and well tonight (as I hope you are doing as I type this).
kaffyr
Apr. 17th, 2013 03:48 pm (UTC)
I'll be leaving Friday morning at 8:30, flying Porter, the best airline in the whole freakin' world, thanks to my brother, and the good ladies at Porter who pulled strings for him. She's largely unconscious now, to help aid the healing, but I hope to be by her side by the time she opens her eyes.
gerisullivan
Apr. 19th, 2013 04:34 am (UTC)
Safe journey.

She will be so happy to see you, and you her.

Prayers continuing, and if you find yourself needing some in-person friendly support, drop me a note or give me a call. You'll be a mere 700 miles away, or thereabouts. And I'd pick up two more Canadian Provinces in the process. :-)

Huzzahs for your fabulous brother, and Porter Airlines, too.
kaffyr
Apr. 21st, 2013 06:44 pm (UTC)
When you get all the provinces, do you get a toaster shaped like a rocket ship? Heh. Things are proceeding here, my dear, and not too badly today.
wendymr
Apr. 17th, 2013 04:05 am (UTC)
*hugs* I'm so glad to see the good news! I hope she continues to progress well over the next few days, and that you sleep well tonight and get up to NS very soon.
kaffyr
Apr. 17th, 2013 03:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm heading there as of Friday and will be there most of the rest of the month.
aililinnea
Apr. 17th, 2013 04:20 am (UTC)
Oh, great news. I hope you are sleeping well and have safe travels.
kaffyr
Apr. 17th, 2013 03:52 pm (UTC)
I had a good sleep and am now in the process of trying to clear up as much work as possible before Friday morning, when I head to Nova Scotia. Thanks for your thoughts!
tardis_stowaway
Apr. 17th, 2013 05:32 am (UTC)
I am so glad to hear that she made it through surgery. I will hold your family in the light as your mom continues to progress, hopefully to a thorough and swift recovery.

*hugs*
kaffyr
Apr. 17th, 2013 03:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and I am grateful to know people like you are holding her in the light. I'll be seeing her soon.
pitry
Apr. 17th, 2013 05:34 am (UTC)
HUGSHUGSHUGSHUGSHUGS

This is fantastic news, hurrah!
kaffyr
Apr. 17th, 2013 03:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you - it is!!!!
eve11
Apr. 17th, 2013 11:30 am (UTC)
That's great news. I hope her recovery goes well.
kaffyr
Apr. 17th, 2013 03:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much; she is being kept unconscious to help aid her recovery, but I hope to be at her bedside when she awakens.
time_converges
Apr. 17th, 2013 12:40 pm (UTC)
Yay, I'm so glad! I hope you can go see her very soon!
kaffyr
Apr. 17th, 2013 04:00 pm (UTC)
I head up to Nova Scotia on Friday, thanks to my wonder-working brother; leave it to a cop to have friends in an airline company's office. They heard why he was bringing me up, and gave helped expedite the ticket. And boy, am I grateful!
time_converges
Apr. 18th, 2013 01:09 am (UTC)
Oh, yay, I'm so glad! :)
maruad
Apr. 17th, 2013 12:43 pm (UTC)
Excellent news. I hope you are able to be there soon.
kaffyr
Apr. 17th, 2013 04:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks; my brother has arranged for me to be there Friday. I'm so very grateful to him. And everyone's good wishes kept me going yesterday.
a_phoenixdragon
Apr. 17th, 2013 12:52 pm (UTC)
Ohh, thank goodness!! That is wonderful news!!

I hope you got some restful sleep - and that you give her a kiss from all of us!!

*hugs you close*
kaffyr
Apr. 17th, 2013 04:05 pm (UTC)
*hugs back*

I got some sleep, and am now busy getting stuff done for my very understanding boss, trying to leave him stories so that he'll have something to fill the paper with next week. My flight leaves Friday morning and I'll be there until at least April 27. I'll post regularly.

Thank you, my dear, for all your thoughts!
a_phoenixdragon
Apr. 17th, 2013 04:31 pm (UTC)
Oh good - we will definitely want to hear from you!

Always, honey...you should have my number in case you need it *fusses*

*cuddles you warmly*
namarie24
Apr. 17th, 2013 02:25 pm (UTC)
GOOD news!

Still praying!

*hugs*
kaffyr
Apr. 17th, 2013 04:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your prayers, my dear. The thoughts and prayers of good people like you have strengthened me, and I am so very grateful.
mack_the_spoon
Apr. 17th, 2013 02:50 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! And yes, continuing to pray.
kaffyr
Apr. 17th, 2013 04:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your prayers; knowing that good people around the world were sending out prayers and good thoughts for my mother truly helped me get through yesterday, and I believe that they are helping my mother now.
azalaisdep
Apr. 17th, 2013 04:36 pm (UTC)
So pleased, my dear. Good on your Mum. I hope you're well rested and will have a wonderful time with her when you get there.
kaffyr
Apr. 17th, 2013 07:22 pm (UTC)
I hope to be by her side when she opens her eyes. Thank you for your well wishes on her behalf!
lost_spook
Apr. 18th, 2013 07:57 am (UTC)
So glad to hear that. ♥

*hugs*
kaffyr
Apr. 20th, 2013 08:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks! (I'd give you a heart right back, but I keep forgetting how to code the damned things. Heh.) <&heart> ? Is that it?

ETA: Apparently not. Sigh.

Edited at 2013-04-20 08:31 pm (UTC)
lost_spook
Apr. 21st, 2013 08:45 am (UTC)
:-)

It's (without the spaces, obviously) & hearts ;

♥ (just to check; it's early here...)
kaffyr
Apr. 21st, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
♥ !
apostle_of_eris
Apr. 21st, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
((I really, really, really wish the goofs who run things like lj & fb would put in a capability to resume where one left off and proceed chronologically, instead of blindly going backwards. It took a couple of posts to get the picture here.))
a prayer for her recovery
kaffyr
Apr. 21st, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
I do love the time dilation and toruses that conversations on LJ and other social medias are prone to suffer. But the conversation eventually gets made.

And thank you so very much for the prayer. It was beautiful, and brought tears to my eyes as I sat in the cafe. It's what I needed to hear, and it joins my prayers.
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