alyssa0323 Posted February 23, 2009 Share Posted February 23, 2009 The most devastating day of my life. My mom was doing so well. We thought she was going in the right direction. The week before last she had her second round of chemo on Wednesday. Thursday the 12th she went back to the doctor for fluids due to slight dehydration and she started to feel shortness of breath at this time.. Then on that Friday, she had a blood transfusion due to her low white blood count. She came on Friday the 13th after the blood work and took a dramatic turn for the worse. She couldn't get her breath and just felt like something was wrong. We took her to the ER and found out that she developed pneumonia. We were told that it was the type of pneumonia that was the easiest to get rid of... we believed that she was going to get through it. She was put on a breathing mask to help force air into her lungs and to help get rid of the CO2 that was buiding up. Long story shorter, she was not exhaling enough of the CO2 and her pneumonia was getting worse. The doctor told us that they would have to put her on a ventilator to help her get through the pneumonia since her body was not strong enough to fight it on her own, but the dr also said he was not sure she was strong enough to come off of it in the end. My mom told us a day earlier that she was tired and had enough. She said she just wanted to "go" and that she couldn't do it any longer. We tried to convince her that she was going to get better, but she said that she was not going to get better. My mom refused the ventilator and my family and I sat by her side for two days straight until she passed on Tuesday 2/17 at noon. I held her hand the entire time and never left her side. I cant begin to explain the pain, the emptiness, the numbness that I feel. I want to thank all of you though for your kind words, concern, and help. I am glad that I found this site and I have tremendous respect for each and every one of you here. It takes an incredibly strong person to fight this disease and to keep a positive attitude through it all. I dont plan on visiting this site much more as it is just too painful of a reminder. Thank you and much love to everyone here. I shared many of your stories and thoughts with my mom throughout her short battle with this awful awful disease. God bless each and every one of you. You were a God Send to me. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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