Her Name is Georgia

Georgia

She is a beautiful, caring, and loving woman.  Never hesitating to try to help others, especially family.

Georgia

The most cherished thing I ever received from her was her time.  She gives us her time and her energy, constantly and selflessly wanting us to succeed in any venture we attempted.  She is always there.

Georgia

She loves the mountains and outdoors, especially the trees.  She loves cutting her own Christmas tree each year, cutting firewood, and picking mushrooms.

Mom

Georgia, is my mother.

Georgia has been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for an inoperable mass of malignant cancer cells on the wall of her brain.  She has been doing very well physically through these treatments and this past week was quite upbeat, as they were halfway completed.  She celebrated her 62nd birthday on the 28th of March, 2008.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008, Georgia was on her way to the hospital for her regularly scheduled radiation and chemotherapy treatment, just as she has been doing every weekday for the past three weeks.  Before leaving for the hospital she claimed that she did not know the man, my father, driving the car.  She could not recall what month it was, and was quite disoriented.  Upon arrival for her appointment, her health deteriorated rapidly, her blood pressure skyrocketed and she had a seizure for the first time in her life.  She was admitted to the hospital and a battery of tests commenced.

Currently, Georgia is heavily sedated, stable, critical and in the ICU.  The outlook is not bright.  She may have any one of three types of meningitis, tuberculoses, or something they haven’t found yet.  This turn of events happened so fast that no one had time to think.  If there is ever a time to appreciate those around you, the time is now.  Please leave this post with a mission to tell at least one person you know how much they mean to you.  Thanks…

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16 thoughts on “Her Name is Georgia

  1. My prayers go out to you and your family at this time. I hope she pulls through as she seems to be a strong woman. Best wishes for all of you.

  2. Oh, my gods, DK. I know almost exactly what you’re going through; I lost my grandfather in almost the same way. I’ll be sending you and your family good vibes, healing energy, and “virtual hugs”. Be comforted with the knowledge that you have all of us out here in the “blogosphere” here for you. (hug)

  3. I just read about your mom – Please know that my prayers are with you during this difficult time. I’ve enjoyed reading about your activities in LA, and am so sorry to hear about Georgia’s illness. I have fond memories of meeting her at your wedding. She is one special lady who has been such a supportive person in your lives. Again, my prayers are for strength for all of you.

  4. Hi DK, I’m so lucky that I still have my mom around. I’m going to call her tonight and let her know how important she is to me. All my best, Cora

  5. DK I am truly sorry to hear about your mother. I am going through the same with my father and like your mother he is just a wonderful person there is no longer any hope for my father we tried chemo twice and each time it has come back so we just enjoy the time that we have with him and thank god for every day that we do have I am an only child but I am so thankful for the 3 sons that I have who love him uncondiationaly so my prayers are with you and your family

  6. My thoughts, prayers and long distance hugs (and tears) are with you. I have been away and just now read this post. I want you to know that I truly know how devastating it is too suddenly see your parent being taken away. I hope that at the time of my writing this things are better or that at least you have the strength of your loved ones to help you through this horrible time.

    I care for you and will be doing some deep praying for you and yours at this time. You have brought me much peace and calm with your patterns and friendship and I can only wish you tenfold of the same.

    {{hugs}} {{kisses}}

  7. DK, This is a very poignant tribute to your mother. I know the disease you describe. I did neuroradiology for very many years (when I was still working).
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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