Thursday, June 26, 2014
We have had some emails this week from our friends here asking how Mom's friend Cindy and her family is doing. So with Cindy's permission we are updating you.
Last Friday night Cindy came over to my Mom's to visit and have supper with us. We, mostly sit on her lap and licked her ears, cos we knew that a visit with our Mom and US were her best medicine. She has several furry kids of her own, so three pugs on her lap was nothing for her to get upset about. She shared with us, that Julie has now started physical theory at the University Hospital which is almost a two hour drive for them. She had to go that far, because their is only one therapist that close who knows what to do with a woman who developed HELLP Syndrome caused by preeclampsia. HELLP Syndrome is very serious and it affects your platelets, blood, kidneys etc. The statistics show that 1 in 4 woman do not survive if they develop it.
In Julie's case it affected her left side, her vision is very blurry, and her speech. Cindy knows they are blessed that Julie survived. She also sadly told us that all evidence says if Julie would have had the C-Section as soon as she arrived at the ER instead of three hours later, that Peyton would have survived. It was a terrible sad heartbreaking medical error.
Right now Cindy and her family are just concentrating on Julie getting well. That is where they are focused, but we know sometimes her heart drifts down that lane of What If's....and that walk is filled with big pot holes, just waiting on you to fall in. It is hard as a human not to travel that road when you are in pain.
We want to leave this post on a happy note though and it is this. When Cindy arrived at our house, she had a stack of cards in her hand. We were sooo excited when we saw them, cos we knew they were from all of you, our dear friends and they WERE!!! She shared them with us, and let us read them. Each and every card was so beautiful, but Cindy said, she could not believe how far some of them came from, that you had each taken the time to write something every special inside, and how she found herself each day after a few started to arrive, looking forward to going to the mailbox. So whenever we doubt that something small we do will TRULY affect another being, remember what she said. Bless your hearts.
Stella Rose and Momma