Saturday, April 24, 2010

First update on mom...

Ok, I haven't ever had a blog before, but I've always considered myself to be Internet smart, so here goes. Because there has been such a pour out of people concerned about my mom and we don't have a load of time to update people, I'll be doing the updates on here as much as I can.

I first want to thank everyone who has been praying for my mom. Most people know that I'm not the most religious of people, but I will take any support from God and others alike. We all are hopeful that everyone watching over us will be the combined energy we need in order to get things back on track.

As for right now, here's what happened...
She thought she was having a Crohn's flair up, so she went to the Ludington Hospital and was admitted. They wanted her to be sent to Mercy because she seemed a little off and her Crohn's doctor was there. At this point she was weaker, but still thinking it was a flair up. The doctor did a colonoscopy and everything looked "ok." She was feeling good that night and was going to have another colon type procedure done the next day, well the next day rolled around and she went into respitory distress and we don't know why. To make a long story shorter, she has been at Mercy since in and out of ICU because of low sodium, dropping blood cell counts, rising liver enzymes, low bp and trouble breathing. She is conscious, but very weak and groggy, so it can seem like she's not. Nick and I have decided to have her sent of U of M for a more intense team to look at her. Now we are waiting for Michigan to accept her charts and open a bed. We don't know how long this will take, but the doctors are monitoring her in ICU a lot and the nurses have been great.

So, that's where we are now. We ask for no visitors right now because we'd like her to be on the mend before she really sees people and I don't think ICU allows random people anyway. Thanks again for all the support and I'll continue to update.



  1. thanks for the update. we have her in our thoughts! if you need anything, let us know.

  2. We are praying fro you mom. Tell her because she has been so willing to pray & support Bob. Good move to U of M BTW.

  3. I saw her a few days before she went in the hospital, and she said she was not feeling well, but again thought it was a "flare up" Please tell her that everyone at Sportsmans keeps asking about her and that she is in our prayers.

  4. Hi Kate,
    The Wrege girls, Betty Lou, Lahna and Erika are all praying for your mom and you and your brother. Cousin Carolyn has been updating as much as possible so I know there is an ever-widening circle of prayers going up for a complete recovery!
    We love you.