Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Quick Update & Thank You for the Prayers

I spent most of the afternoon at my Momma's bedside.  She was weak, but the only pain she seemed to be experiencing was from the wounds on her legs and not the internal bleeding.  A test of her upper GI, showed 8 ulcers in her stomach and duodenum.  The doctor sounded very optimistic as he explained the ulcers were not actively bleeding, so surgery would not be necessary.  The cause of the ulcers appears to be the NSAID she was taking (in addition to her prescription pain killer) for the pain caused by her wounds.  It's still unclear at this point how long she will remain in the hospital.

Thank you so much for your prayers and your kind words!  It really means a lot that you all reading would take time out of your busy lives to offer a sweet word, positive thought or prayer during our time of need.  :)

Mary Ellen


  1. Your precious mom will be lifted up by me, in prayer.
    Blessings and much peace to you and your family.

  2. May they find some meds she can take for her wounds that don't cause other things like ulcers. Hope she soon gets to come home feeling much better.

  3. So glad an explanation was found for the bleeding! Now the doctors can help her.