My Mom's scheduled for surgery in Fort Wayne

  1. I just received a phone call from my sister telling me my Mom has a tumor on her C-4 vertebra. She is having surgery in Fort Wayne this coming Thursday at Lutheran Hospital. Does anybody here work there?

    The info I have so far is that they need to operate very soon or she could become paralyzed. They won't know until they get in there if it is cancerous or not. The timing really sucks! I start my first nursing job on Monday and can't be there. (I'm in Minnesota) Luckily my sister, who is also an RN, lives 70 miles away will be there. My little brother has a business trip scheduled in Indianapolis and will be able to be there too, although not as a vacation as planned.

    I know many of you have been through similar frightening situations and can offer words of wisdom and support. Thanks for listening. If anyone works at Lutheran Hospital please let me know.

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  3. by   moonshadeau
    So sorry to hear about your mom, Roberta. I will keep her in my thoughts as well as your safety as you travel. Maybe I can get my grandma in PA to pray as well. You know her power of prayer helping to direct lost souls. I am sure that Lutheran hospital will take excellent care of your mother. Keep in touch and let us know how she fares.
    I wonder if our hotel had some sort of curse. Multiple family crisis in one week.. Hmm. Anyway, I going to send postive charma and vibes your way to counteract anything we may have attached to us in Philly.

    If you drive, watch out for that Indiana exit off 90/94, it is very easy to miss when coming out of Chicago.

    Sending good charma out to you..mmmmm.....mmmmm....hummny...hummny....whooooo o.

    everybody gather in and send Roberta postive vibes
    Last edit by moonshadeau on Jul 5, '02
  4. by   NurseDennie
    Good wishes and prayers for your mum and your family.


  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ((((((((Roberta)))))))))) best wishes and prayers are coming your way from WA State. Keep us updated on how things go. Good luck!
  6. by   dianah
    What a worry!! Thoughts and prayers winging their way to you and your family at this very moment. Take it one day at a time. Really.
  7. by   JeannieM
    God bless! Thinking of you and praying!
  8. by   hapeewendy
    my thoughts are with you like everyone else
    I wish your mom the absolute best
    and hope that she will have a good recovery
    but how could she not with 2 nurses for daughters?!?!
    keep us posted..... I will be thinking of you!
  9. by   NRSKarenRN

    Life sure can change quickly. Sending healing thughts your way for Mom and you. And Possitive vibes to the nurses to help with healing energy.
  10. by   NRSKarenRN
    P. S.

    "counteract anything we may have attached to us in Philly. "

    Must be from the ions form the metal detectors at the Airports, not Philly vibes....

    Need to send a tape of the Mummers Parade ---laughter good medicine to increase endorphins and help with pain management.