Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Prayer bleg

For those of you who don't know, my mom has MS. Thursday she started an exacerbation. He muscles got really weak and she couldn't get up off the floor. Her neurologist prescribed her a huge amount of oral steroids (a common treatment-the steroids reduce the inflammation of the brain and spinal tissue during the attack), but by Sunday night, Mom was having headaches so severe that we went to the ER. She's now in the hospital getting the steroids intravenously since the oral treatment wasn't working. She'll be there for 5 days.

So, please remember my mom in your prayers. Her condition isn't life threatening and the only reason that she's in the hospital is that Medicare won't pay for this treatment to be done in-home like many private insurance plans will (Strikes me that the at-home treatment would be cheaper, but that's government for you. Our tax dollars at work!). She doesn't want to be there and as is typical of my mom, she's more worried about me than she is about herself. Thanks in advance for all of your prayers.

6 comments:

Mark Mossa, SJ said...

Prayers coming!!

Barb, sfo said...

I'm holding you all in prayers.

~m2~ said...

oh my gosh, ame!! i love your mom - please tell her i am praying...

do you need anything this weekend? let me know, i'd be there in a jiff.

p

Jennifer F. said...

She is in my prayers!

Amy Giglio said...

Thanks so much everyone. Mom's feeling well and is actually walking and speaking a lot better since she started her treatment. She's also seeing a Physical Therapist and a speech therapist while she's admitted. :)

Aimee said...

Said some prayers for Mom just now. Please tell her we're thinking of her :)