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    11-24-2008, 02:54 PM
My Aunty is very sick

So over the weekend I recieved bad news about my great aunt.... they found that she has a brain tumor the size of a tennis ball.

She is 86 years old and was living on her own still. My mom would visit her a couple times a week, take her shopping, etc... well over the last few months she has been acting a little off but refused to go to a doctor. Last Wed my mom went to pick her up for their normal trip and she wasnt ready to go and didnt even know why she was there... well they went out and Aunty was having trouble moving around and had some other confusions. My mom convinced her to go see a doc and on Thursday they went in. They performed a MRI and an X-ray showed a fractured hip. She must have fallen and doesnt remember, the tumor is pushing into the area that controls mobility.

She was in the hospital over the weekend and they are going to place her in a nursing home early this week. The doctor said that at her age and condition a surgery will more then likely kill her and if it doesnt, she would be lots of pain. Right now she has little pain in the hip and doesnt have any headaches or anything. They asked her what she wanted to do but she just kept changing the subject... The doctors gave her 3 weeks to 6 months to live....

It is just really sad and hard at the same time. Growing up we were really close to her (she never had kids and her husband passed away many years ago). She is 86 and has lived a nice life... I just hope she passes away in no pain...
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    11-24-2008, 02:57 PM
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I'm very sorry to hear this and hope that however much time your Aunty has left is painless and filled with love.
    11-24-2008, 07:10 PM
I hope the time your aunt has left is full of smiles and
Pleasant memories and free from discomfort.

A project for you might be to video tape her telling stories
Of her life, such as her childhood and growing up. You asking
Questions, etc.
    11-24-2008, 08:56 PM
Thanks guys... it has been pretty tough on my mom since she is really close to her. The video thing is a good idea, she always brings up her dad have a having a big gray mare he used for field work, but she was scared of the horse. Here is a pic of her a few years ago. She loved my mini Mr Magoo that I used to own, so we brought him up on the deck so that she could pet him...
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    11-25-2008, 12:57 AM
When my daughter was in a local hospital close to where she lives , last yr.
Their was a vol. Who brought her dog around to visit patients. I was just visiting and
It made me feel better. LOL

I have heard of vol. Who also bring their mini horses to visit nursing homes and such.

I hope your mom does ok with your aunts sickness. Prayers for your family.
    11-25-2008, 09:25 AM
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I'm sorry for hearing about the situation . I hope enough strength to you and your mom so you could cope with the situation. I also hope that your aunt'll do well and painless the rest of her life.
    11-25-2008, 10:04 AM
Green Broke
Oh hun, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your aunty.

We all wish for our loved ones to live a wonderful life, and to finally be called home without pain. Just think about all the things your aunty has seen, and done.

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