Haven't had the heart to write about most of it beyond what I already have. But I know my family and friends are worried, so I wanted to reach out while I had time and half the brains to write an update. Love and thanks to those of you who have reached out to check on us.
After having problems for over a year, Mike went in months ago for a simple surgery procedure and ended up having complications from it. The complications led to some bad and very dangerous stuff that required an ER visit and us getting very angry at some doctors, and led to him having another surgery, and needing at least one more, depending on results of the most recent procedure. They finally decided he likely has Crohns, and have started treatment for it.
My mother is not doing well either. She spent several days in ICU on IV drip, needed a transfusion, and stayed in the hospital a few more days after. She has been going through various treatments for stage 3 colon cancer for over a year now. She was having trouble getting the care she needed and not telling me. When I found out how bad it really was I insisted on driving down to help. I came to stay at the farm property to visit her and grandma about a month ago, and have been here helping take care of them.
Trying to find somewhere safe and sterile/clean for us to stay for a few months after mom's surgery, so she can recover without risk of infection or complications. If anyone near Slidell has a clean place with modern conveniences to rent, or knows someone trustworthy who does, please contact me with the details.