View Full Version : Please say a little prayer for my neighbor
February 25th, 2005, 11:47am
She's 83 and going into surgery in about 20 minutes from now. She's having a tube placed into her brain and down into her stomach so that the water on her brain will drain. I am really scared for her because she's been talking a lot about giving up. I took her grocery shopping last Monday and within 2 days she could no longer walk. The fluid has been going into her spine which caused her walking problems.
My DH drove her out of town to a bigger city for the surgery. I thought her husband would be going along with their niece so I stayed home thinking the car would be full. Turns out her husband told everyone he was not going to go at the last minute so I feel bad I didn't go.
If you have a minute, please say a little prayer for her. She is such a dear lady and is very special to me.
February 25th, 2005, 11:50am
How scary :worry: Keeping her in my thoughts :hugs: to all of you
February 25th, 2005, 11:59am
i will say a prayer for your neighbor wildbirds hoping that her serious surgery goes as well as expected :gvibes:
February 25th, 2005, 4:40pm
Thanks for the prayers. DH called and said she is now out of surgery and it took about 3 hours total. She is holding her own and seems to be doing ok. The next day or two should tell the story.
February 25th, 2005, 4:41pm
thanks for the update :grouphug: keeping her in my thoughts :gvibes:
February 25th, 2005, 4:53pm
Just wanted to say that I hope your neighbor does well and what wonderful people you are to take her out of town for her surgery :cool2:
February 25th, 2005, 8:57pm
She will definitely be in my thoughts, and you and your DH are so kind to have helped her, you are in my thoughts too. The little I know of the surgery you are describing: It sounds like she has been suffering from hydrocephylis (spelling?). Spinal fluids need to drain at an appropriate speed/amount to make us *function* properly. The surgery can be a God send to many people who suffer from it. Sometimes however, it takes a little while for the Doctors to accurately adjust the flow of fluids, so there may be some ups and downs before you see your lovely friend finally get relief from some of her symptoms.
I wish her well, and I thank you again for your kindness to this lovely lady.
February 25th, 2005, 9:38pm
She will remain in my prayers. Bless you and your DH for being so kind to your neighbors. :hugs:
February 25th, 2005, 11:37pm
Thanks everyone! DH got home a few hours ago. Said the doctor warned him and her niece that she could become moody and even mean because sometimes the brain can shift a tiny bit after the fluid in the brain starts draining.
I am thankful that her niece made it here from Kansas City to help out. They never had kids and have no other family and I was afraid of over stepping my bounds trying to help out. My neighbors husband is home by himself now until she gets out of the hospital and he's not well either so we are trying to keep an eye on him too. When it rains it pours.
I couldn't ask for better neighbors. They have always watched out for us and we've done the same for them so I guess you could say we sort of adopted each other. It sort of feels like I have an aunt and uncle right next door! :smile9: