View Full Version : Our Kath really needs our hugs

07-29-2003, 06:15 PM
Our 'adopted' Brit, Kath is in real need of our hugs and thoughts at the moment :(


07-29-2003, 06:19 PM
I have cut and pasted her post here so we can do our own 'British' thread for her:-

<b>I just returned home from making arrangements for my mother to enter hospice.

She has been hospitalized for a methane resistant staph infection and overnight she developed pneumonia.

She has basically starved to death. She is cancer free but she is so malnourished that she has no reserves to fight the pneumonia.

Her physicians told me to call my siblings to come if they want to see her alive. If she lives through the night she will be transported by ambulance tomorrow morning to hospice. They do not expect her to survive the pneumonia.

I am the eldest of 5 children and all of the responsibility seems to be mine. It is a terrible burden to bear with a broken heart. If you pray ask that I find the strength and courage to do what I must do, because I am feeling lost and alone right now. My husband is in Detroit and I can't seem to find him by phone. He will be home in an hour or two, I'm sure. But right now, I'm alone.

I'm going back to the hospital soon. My mother goes in and out of consciousness, I hope to catch her during a lucid moment.


07-29-2003, 06:25 PM
Kath, my heart goes out to you and I know that the love you feel for your mother will give you the courage to face this.

I hope your family are with you just as soon as they can be so that you do not have to go through this alone.

You have done so so much before and since your mother's surgery - you couldn't have done any more and I'm sure everyone, not least your mother, appreciates the love and care you have given her.

07-29-2003, 09:35 PM
Kath, my prayers are with you, my friend.


07-30-2003, 02:15 AM
You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts at this difficult time.

07-30-2003, 02:48 AM
Kath I'm so sorry to hear this awful news. I'm praying for you and your family.

07-30-2003, 02:51 AM
Kath sending you lots of pixie dust and big HUGZ from us all

Julia Andy and Josh

Fantasia Sam
07-30-2003, 03:24 AM
Hugs, prayers and pixie dust to you Katholyn

From us both

Sam & Paul

Mrs Dazzle
07-30-2003, 03:45 AM
Kath - you are not alone, you have many friends here who are all thinking of you at this sad time.

You will find the strength to go on because that's part of your nature.

Please feel me reaching out to give you a hug, I so know what it's like to sit with a parent and watch them slowly slip away, knowing there's nothing you can do to help. My heart it breaking for you, Kath.

Please look after yourself.

Annie, Darryl and Katie

07-30-2003, 04:03 AM
My dear friend I am so sorry. I will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts. Hospice care is truly remarkable - your mother will be in the best hands possible to make her as comfortable as she could possibly be. You have been a wonderful daughter Kath - I hope that you will have your family surrounding you soon.

Much love

07-30-2003, 04:13 AM
Kath I'm thinking of you.

It doesn't seem fait how the bigger burden seems to fall more on one sibling than others,but it happens all the time I know.

07-30-2003, 04:23 AM
Kath, so sorry to hear this, we're all thinking of you here.

Love and Hugs
Michelle & Neil

07-30-2003, 04:35 AM
Thinking of you and your family :( {{{{{hugs}}}}}


07-30-2003, 04:43 AM
Hugs & Love to you {{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}

07-30-2003, 05:09 AM

Thinking of you at what must be a very difficult period for you.


From all of us.

07-30-2003, 08:08 AM
Katholyn ~

Hope everything goes well for you and your mom.


07-30-2003, 08:16 AM
Kath, I'm so sorry for you. :(

07-30-2003, 08:52 AM
{{{{HUGS}}}} to you Kath.

07-30-2003, 10:01 AM
Thinking of you and your family at a difficult time


07-30-2003, 12:07 PM
Sending our love,and hugs to you Katholyn.
You and your family,and especially your mum are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sending lots of pixie dust.

Love & Hugs,
Beth,Mart & Chelsea

Kevin Stringer
07-30-2003, 01:02 PM
Kath, you know you have many people on both sides of the Atlantic thinking of you at this difficult time.

Kev, Tam, India & Georgia

07-30-2003, 01:09 PM
Oh Kath, :(

Words aren't enough at these times but I hope what you've read here and the main thread is some comfort to you.

You'll come through this and everything will be for the best - you'll see.

Dave and Valerie

07-30-2003, 02:00 PM
I know you've had a tough time with this for a while. I'm very sorry for your troubles. Best of luck to you.

07-30-2003, 02:04 PM
So sorry to hear this news :( - best of luck and good wishes to you and your family during this hard time.


07-30-2003, 02:07 PM

Just wanted to let you know that our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

Jo, Simon, Rachel & Zak.

Tartan Tigger
07-30-2003, 02:44 PM
Kath I'll be thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.


07-30-2003, 02:56 PM
We'll be thinking of you at this difficult time.

Shel and Nic

07-30-2003, 05:48 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and all close to you. I know from very recent experience that words cannot solve or take away our problems but they help us try to come to terms with them.

much love, Fi