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Posted about 6 years ago

 

Momma went back into the hospital Thursday (9/25/2008) afternoon.  She had two seizures and her doctor for this said if she starts having them (from an old stroke) that I need to get her to the ER as quickly as possible. 


Now they are telling me that she may have Leukemia because her white blood count is so low.  (1 when it should not be less than 10).  I asked the one doctor about this and he said sometimes the bone morrow gets so packed with the white cells they cannot get out.  White cells only live about 90 days in the blood stream & then die off.  When they are not able to be replaced, the count gets even lower.


I've all but quit going to the gym.  I make it maybe once a week, but I stay by Momma as much as possible.  I am still studying but even that has slacked off some.  I have my books with me all the time but if Momma needs anything, I want to be the one to be able to do it for her.


We've always been together except the 3 years I lived in Los Angeles.  When Momma had cancer in 1979, Daddy asked me to always stay with them so I could take care of Momma.  I agreed to do so and we've been a team every since.


Then in 2004, we got thru ovarian cancer and she cameback better than ever.  I had a great feeling both the other times, but this time I done have a good feeling.


We've talked when a friend's mother passed away and Momma made me promise that I would still go on with my plans to become a cop.  I told her I would. 


They're even talking about she might have to go into a home.  I can't let them do that.  I'll have to take a different job and hire a sitter for her.  I won't let her go to a home.  I promised her and Daddy they would never be in a home.


"Don’t judge me until you have walked a mile in my moccasins." -------
Romans 8:38-39 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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My prayers are with both you and your mother.  A few years ago my mom went through the same thing with my grandmother.  My grandmother lived in the same house in South O until she was in her 90s.  Mom did all that she could to keep Grandma in her home and even went so far as hiring a nurse to come stay with her.


Eventually Grandma was unable to live on her own and lived with my parents for awhile.  The stress of that eventually started piling up and she had to be put into a rest home.  My mom would go up there everyday after work to visit her.  I would also try to stop up as much as I could, but wasn't there as much as I liked to be or should have been.  Grandma never said much about being in the rest home, but had mom to be her voice to the administration and staff about any problems that she was having.  Grandma eventually passed away about two years ago.


As far as whether to continue pursuing a career in law enforcement, that is a tough one.  Family always comes first, but I would discuss these issues with your mother.   I have seen a lot of people do things without talking with others and getting their input.  Maybe things have changed...who knows unless you have had a heart to heart talk with your mother.  And if she encourages you to keep on with your L.E. career, then you have to be the best damn cop that you can be for her.  If not, then you do what you need to do for her. 


Also, I don't know if you have any other sibilings that can help you or not, but if you do (and they are willing to help) then lean on them.  My mother has three other sibilings, but only one of them really ever stepped up to help until afterwards. 


Again, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother.  Hopefully others in the PL community will also give you their thoughts, prayers, and support.


Bill Gannon: "It's a new generation, Joe…Kinda makes you wonder, doesn't it? It's like we were living in a different century. We see things as black or white, legal or illegal, right or wrong. They don't seem to see it that way. Maybe they just don't know the difference."

Joe Friday: "Then it's time they learned."

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10/4/2008 -- Momma came home today.  Her white cell count has reached a level that it was safe to let her leave the hospital.  We won't know if she has Leukemia for another 3 weeks.  We do know that it was not her seizure medication as she was still on both types when it started coming back up.  Yesterday it was at 6.5 so we talked about what to do with her medication and Momma said she wants to keep it the way it has been as it has worked for her.  This is what we are doing.


We have to go to the hematologist (blood doc) in three weeks.  He may do just a white cell count or he may have her do at least one other test.  However, she is able to go to Shreveport with me so I will be taking the civil service exam 10/16/2008.  I have taken two hours and went thru the study guide tonight.  I will continue to study every day and now that Momma is home, I'll be able to get on the web to study those tests as well. 


We both still covet your prayers.  Momma especially asked me to thank all of you who have prayed and are still praying for her.  We both greatly appreciate your prayers.  As soon as I know anything more, I will let everyone know.


"Don’t judge me until you have walked a mile in my moccasins." -------
Romans 8:38-39 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.