sc 256 The Importance of Advocacy

On the importance of being an advocate: Toppie’s mother goes to the emergency room and Toppie has to raise holy hell.

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8 Responses to “sc 256 The Importance of Advocacy”

  1. Jay Y Says:

    I haven’t listened yet but wanted to see if your mom was okay. How are things?

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    • toppiesmellie Says:

      As of today, 02/14/12, Mom was doing much better than the day I brought her in to er. MUCH BETTER! She is still in ICU… and there are many tests they want to do. I will be very surprised if they come up with anything conclusive. That’s the story of her life. But most importantly — Mom is feeling much, much better right now. Thanks Jay!

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  2. Jay Y Says:

    I’m glad to hear it. I’m listening now. I hope she gets out soon.

    And you’re right, doctors don’t know a whole lot about migraines.

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    • toppiesmellie Says:

      This is a turning point. Life can’t go on as before. There are many changes ahead for us as a family. We’re just discovering them. It feels grim right now. Mom’s out of ICU but still in hospital. She might come home 02/16 Thursday (tomorrow). Or maybe Friday. But its a whole new ball game and we all know it. It was a mistake for me to not be there every night cooking for them and helping with stuff. Turned out to be a real bad move. The good news is Mom’s heart is back to beating normally. I will let you all know more soon.

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  3. Jay Y Says:

    Toppie-you can’t blame yourself for changes in your mom’s condition. You are a good son. Things happen. I’m sorry to hear that this episode will have such a big impact. Know that my thoughts are with you and your family. Let me know if there is anything I can do. Hugs.

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  4. kalvinwaffles Says:

    Thinking of you Toppie and wishing you well. Sorry to hear about your mother. Hope she is doing even better than your last update and that you are also well!

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