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My sister called me this morning to tell me that our mom was taken to the hospital last night with a very high fever and uncontrollable coughing. Tests were done.
She just called to tell me that some of the test results were in and that mom has pneumonia and is staying in the hospital. my mother is a heavy smoker and is terrified of getting lung cancer

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bossymarmalade
Dec. 20th, 2003 05:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, man. I was hoping it was just a fever from the kids or something. *snug* Let us know if you need anything, okay? I'll be hoping for the best for her and you and the rest of your family.
chootoy
Dec. 20th, 2003 05:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks man.
I threw myself into finishing my SeSa so I didn't have to think about it.
I'm trying hard not to think the worse but, y'know, she's getting pretty old.
So now I think I'll dive into a certain birthday fic so I can live in denial for a little longer.

This sucks. I'm so far away from her.
I'm not going to cry. I'm not going to cry. I'm not going to- Too late
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scot_ty
Dec. 20th, 2003 05:42 pm (UTC)
::hugs:: I know it's easy for me to say, but try not to worry. Is she far away? Will your sister keep you up to date?
chootoy
Dec. 20th, 2003 06:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the hugs sweetie.
I live on the west coast in Vancouver, she lives in Ottawa but is in a hospital just south of Montreal right now. (she'd just arrived at our uncle's house to spend Christmas with him and his wife when the fever and coughing started.)
The speed at which the symptoms surfaces is a concern to me.

My sister's been great at calling me as soon as there's news.
Called me as soon as our uncle called her. Called again as soon as he called with the test results.
And she's just called telling me they've put her on oxygen and giving her antibiotics.
She'll call me if there are any changes. I hope mom has a good night.
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glockgal
Dec. 20th, 2003 05:44 pm (UTC)
Man, I really hope the hospital is nice and efficient and competant and takes care of your mom. Pneumonia can be serious, but proper treatment can help her. I hope for the best, and all my love and sympathy for you and your mum, love.
chootoy
Dec. 20th, 2003 06:33 pm (UTC)
I hope the hospital is good too. I don't know how big it is. It's in a suburb of Montreal called Ste. Eustache.
My sister just called me to tell me that mom's on oxygen and antibiotics.
I don't like the sounds of that. I'm sure the oxygen is making her more comfortable.
I hope the oxygen does its job over night and she's improved some by morning.

no one's mentioned the "FLU" yet ........
hammerhead22
Dec. 20th, 2003 06:18 pm (UTC)
:hugs:

I'm thinking of you and your family. This has been suck a horrible year for illness.

:snuggles you:
chootoy
Dec. 20th, 2003 06:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I know you've been through your fair share.
'm thinking of you too, hon. I hope you hear better news.
{{{HH}}}
daraq
Dec. 20th, 2003 06:20 pm (UTC)
{{{{{C}}}}} I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's illness and hope she's feeling better soon.

On the positive side, maybe this will be just the shock she needs to quit smoking.
chootoy
Dec. 20th, 2003 06:39 pm (UTC)
On the positive side, maybe this will be just the shock she needs to quit smoking.

That would be nice. God works in mysterious ways?
It's also a glaring message to me about my own disregard for my own health issues.

D, want to thank you sooooo much for the package that arrived.
You're the best! {{{DQ}}}
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tallories
Dec. 20th, 2003 06:28 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Hang in there, hon. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers!
chootoy
Dec. 20th, 2003 06:40 pm (UTC)
Bless your heart. Thank you.
With all you sweet LJers commenting, I'm coping better than I thought I would.
aproposofnothin
Dec. 20th, 2003 06:44 pm (UTC)
::hugs tight:: Hang in there, sweetheart. I'll pray for you and your mom.
chootoy
Dec. 20th, 2003 08:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you. You're all being so supportive. It's so appreciated.
gremmie_goo
Dec. 20th, 2003 06:44 pm (UTC)
{{{{{{JC}}}}}}} Sweetie I'm sorry to hear this! I'm here for you and call me if you need anything! I'm thinkin of you and your family! *muahs*
chootoy
Dec. 20th, 2003 08:05 pm (UTC)
Hey Orli ::hugs back:: Thank you for your generous support.
How are you feeling sweetie? I hope you're taking it nice and slow.
epicflailer
Dec. 20th, 2003 06:53 pm (UTC)
oh, hon. i'm so, so sorry.

your family's in my thoughts and prayers.

*hugs you tight*
chootoy
Dec. 20th, 2003 08:06 pm (UTC)
Bless your heart. Thank you for your kind words.

::holds on tight::

Thank you!
ort
Dec. 20th, 2003 07:11 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking of you babe.
chootoy
Dec. 20th, 2003 08:08 pm (UTC)
::snuggles close:: thanks for being out there for me.
ms_nerd
Dec. 20th, 2003 07:17 pm (UTC)
Oh honey. {{{{hugs}}}} If you need me, just call.
chootoy
Dec. 20th, 2003 08:11 pm (UTC)
Hey E_O. Thanks for the hugs. I can't believe how well they work.
They've got mom on oxygen and antibiotics.
I'm hoping she has a good night and is showing some improvement in the morning.
I hope I get some sleep tonight

I'll need a real hug tomorrow.
claire
Dec. 20th, 2003 08:22 pm (UTC)
{{{hugs}}}
chootoy
Dec. 20th, 2003 11:23 pm (UTC)
The hugs are appreciated. Thanks so much.
arami
Dec. 20th, 2003 11:07 pm (UTC)
oh god {{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}} I'm so sorry; I don't know what to say other than you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
chootoy
Dec. 20th, 2003 11:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks AJ {{{hugs back}}}
I hope the antibiotics and oxygen make a difference over night.
I just wish I wasn't so far away.
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ink_stain
Dec. 21st, 2003 06:14 am (UTC)
*hugs you tight* There are few things more frightening than a sick parent, but I'll be keeping fingers and toes and everything crossed for a speedy recovery. You just hang in there in the meantime.
chootoy
Dec. 21st, 2003 10:38 am (UTC)
Thanks sweetie. I appreciate the encouragement. It means so much!
kare
Dec. 21st, 2003 11:11 am (UTC)
oh babe..just got home and read this. My thoughts are with you okay?
chootoy
Dec. 21st, 2003 11:32 am (UTC)
Thanks Kare. I'm waiting to hear from my sister.
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