I interrupt the “Returning” series with sad news. My mother was taken to the hospital on Sunday with congestive heart failure. At first we thought that her heart failure could be treated with drugs, if she was willing to make some serious lifestyle choices.
However, yesterday we learned that the damage to her heart and lungs is too severe to be managed by drugs. I don’t know a lot at this point, but we do know she’s not a candidate for a heart-lung transplant, which would be the next logical step.
It’s hard, and it keeps getting harder. But my family is managing, and trying to take care of ourselves while letting our mom know how much we love her. And as always, Greg is taking amazing care of me, I don’t know what I’d do without him. I don’t really know what the next few weeks will bring, but will try and keep you all posted.