Friday, June 12, 2009

Well Crap

My mother in law got diagnosed this afternoon with Leukemia. *sigh*

She's taking it well. Better than the rest of us.

She's been sick for awhile...very, very week. She has had two blood transfusions in as many months and they finally did a bone marrow biopsy today. They wanted her to come into the hospital tonight but she decided to wait to go in on Monday. She has to be in the hospital, full time, for four to five weeks.

It'll be a group effort ... trips to see her, taking care of her cats, getting her mail. As well as bringing her non hospital food. :)

She doesn't know what she's going to do for that time...I told her to enjoy it! Waited on, no laundry, no garbage to take out. Cable TV. She can sit and knit (I need baby blankets!), read, relax, and we'll bring over board games. I think I'll buy her a hand held video game like Solitaire or something.

One thing I'll definitely be doing is creating a bracelet to sell and donate part of the proceeds to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. I've done it in the past ... one of my coworker's sons was diagnosed when he was 3 years old and we did some fund raising.

It's scary. The doctor said if she didn't get treatment right away she might have a month to live.

She has a grandchild on the way...I think if she didn't she wouldn't agree to treatment. She's that kind of person.

Even with Chemo they say it might extend her life by a year. But at least it's a year in which she will be able to meet her grandson - Thanksgiving and Christmas will be a lot happier if she's there.

It's frustrating and scary. She's the kind of person who has been saying for years that she just wants to move on...she's ready to "meet her maker". I on the other hand want her to FIGHT damn it!

We'll be there for her...I just wish she would let us. She's very stubborn, but I'm more stubborn.


pamibe said...

I'm so sorry! It sounds like you guys have a good game plan, though. She's very lucky to have you all!

You're all in my prayers.

Sandee said...

I'm so sorry Megan. I hope the chemo works for her and she can see her grand baby. I know you both will do what you can. :)