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Hi everyone-

Here is an update on Sandra. I waited a while to call her husband back because a very smart person suggested to me that maybe this is how they wanted to handle it. I thought about that for a while and then decided that I know Sandra well enough to know that she would not want us worrying about her so I called her husband again today.

NOW - don't freak until you read this whole thing. Because when Pat said it to me, I almost dropped over. He told me that she is in hospice BUT ONLY for pain management. The drugs she was on at home were no longer working so they admited her there only to try to adjust her meds and try her on something else.

She is supposed to be coming home on Wednesday and he told me to feel free to call him Thursday to see how she is doing. I let him know that her entire family here is worried about her and praying for her. He sounded very thankful for that.

This isn't the best news but certainly not the worst, either. You guys have no idea when he so calmly said "shes in hospice now" the terror that went through me. Maybe thats common for the Canadian health system to do that, I don't know but it sure scared me half to death.

Lets get the prayer chain going again for her!!!

Hugs - Patti B.

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well I have known people who have gone to nursing homes for rehab then home!! Glad she is ok though and yeah for coming home!!!

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Patti,

Thank you for making that call and for letting us know. Sandra needs all of our thoughts and prayers now so that they can get her pain under control.

I have started doing some hospice research for my mom just to be prepared and I found one in her city that allows admittance for pain management so the patient can continue chemo and radiation while in hospice. Maybe that is similar to what Sandra is doing.

Hopefully they can get it under control and she will be home tomorrow.

Susan

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Patti - thank you SO much for the update. I have been checking in several times a day to see if there is any word on dear Sandra. I know that in Alberta they do have the option of temporary hospice care for pain management and I am guessing that it is the same in BC. I am happy that the pain will be relieved for her - it has been going on far too long.

Sandra - many prayers for you and your family. You have been missed here - one of the brightest stars in my eyes.

((((Sandra))))

Warm hugs,

Linda

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Hi again-

I spoke with Pat again today - unfortunately Sandra was unable to come home as planned as she developed a blood clot in her lung. They are keeping her there to treat it and at this point, Pat does not know when she will be allowed to come home.

I guess it was good that she was there in a medical facility when this happened.

Pat told me to call again on Monday to see if shes home yet or not.

My prayers for her continue.

Hugs - Patti B.

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Prayers from the deepest part of my heart for you Sandra!!!!

My goodness, I HATE this!

Sandra was one of the very first people who welcomed me when I came here. We actually only live about 2 hours apart, she is in Victoria and I'm in Parksville. We almost managed to meet last summer, but missed eachother :(

I'm not here much because at the moment we are very much enjoying time with NED....but my heart is here, and I do check in now and then. I just feel so terrible. I have this strange sense of guilt..that Mom is doing so well at the moment. I know that Sandra wouldn't want me to feel this way, but it is what it is.

I'm sending LOVE, and my deepest prayers, for comfort, for healing and for peace.

With all my heart,

Linda

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Patti,

Thank you so much for the updating on Sandra. You are the best. It is very much appreciated. I am sorry to learn that she has a PE :( , but as you have noted, it's better that she was where she could be treated for it. My prayers continue for her that she may be able to come home to her family soon.

Barbara

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Dear Patti,

I am so very happy to hear you reached Patrick and that your conversation with him went well. I know you mentioned the frist two didn't seem to go so well. I am very glad it all worked out. As I mentioned, sometimes we just don't know how far we should push ourselves onto family members that don't know us. It all worked well. :wink:

I'm very happy to see she is doing well and I too am happy she was in the hospital having a blood clot. God is watching over her. As are all her dear friends are.

Sending Get Well Wishes to Sandra!!!

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