ROSS:I want to start off by thanking my mom's wonderful book club for holding their meeting in mom's room last night. She had a great time. There is a new project we will be starting soon in the waiting room that will be headed up by mom's friend Zelda. We will be folding 1000 origami cranes! According to wikipedia, "
intravenous immunoglobulins. He said this is effective in roughly 10% of people given this treatment, and not only that, it can cause kidney failure, heart attack, and other horrific conditions. Doctors are also unsure about how it even works on the people it does help. So, we're going to go ahead and pass on that...
As you can imagine, this was a very difficult conversation to have with this doctor, and it definitely took a toll on all of us. When the doctor left, I asked my mom what she thought, "well," she said somberly, "this puts a crinkle on things."
It is important to understand that, as of now, it is only speculation that this autoimmune attack is actually taking place. Both Aynsley and I are not convinced her vision is lost for good. We're by no means doctors, but still, we have heard multiple stories of friends who were told by doctors they would never see again, and I'll have you know, they're sight came back. What I told my mom is that everything we're hoping for is against the odds, but that doesn't mean our hopes are not possible. We have many things going for us that western medicine, and even science for that matter, cannot account for. We have so much love and so much support, and these things matter; they make a huge difference. For now though, mom is disheartened. This news was a major blow to her.
When I talked to Aynsley on the phone today she made a very good point, that it is okay for mom to get upset, she has every right to be discouraged. If it were me, I would have felt these emotions a long time ago. Feeling down or upset will be a good release for her, and soon, she will be able to return to focussing on healing. And heal she will. Our hope is every cell.
In some brighter news, I am sleeping at the hospital tonight. Just me, my dad, my mom and her commode... who could ask for a better slumber party?