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Update on Irene

Dear Readers,

Since the last update on the status of Mom’s health we have been through a roller coaster ride of emotions. Thank goodness it looks like I can now finally bring you good news.

As I wrote the previous post we were all under the impression that she was doing better and would recover soon. Just a few days later her health took a turn for the worse. Mom could no longer breathe by herself and her infection sky rocketed. Since then she was battling uphill to get better. The longer we were waiting the harder it got to stay patient and expect improvement.

After three hard weeks the good news finally arrived. The doctors have found out which infection she has, and not only this but there is also treatment for it and chances of survival are quite high. This means she has been receiving the proper treatment and is now seeming to be better.

She is still in the ICU unit and even though this is scary in itself, I also know this is where she is in the best hands possible. The doctors and nurses have been very kind and competent and they are very attentive to her every moment. People have asked me why she has not been taken to a hospital in Denmark and I can honestly say that she is being treated to well I would never consider moving her anywhere else.

The last days Mom has been awake enough to ask for her hair brush and her mobile phone, so she will soon be allowed receive your messages of love. She will most likely stay in the hospital for weeks more but at least it looks as if she will return now. We are aware that it can easily be a month before she will feel “normal” again but we will take this any day for having Mom back.

Thank you for all your messages in here and on Amy’s blog. And thank you for the many re-blogs. And for the private e-mails. We have been reading each and every comment several times. They mean so much to us. Mom is a very kind woman. Still the amount of love we have received is so great and even more than any of us had imagined to see. Thank you for giving us hope and comfort and for sending your support to Mom.

Like on the last post I will not respond to any comments myself. Until now we have only been allowed to tell her about your support (mobile devides still strictly forbidden). I am sure that Mom will be overwhelmed when she returns to so much love and I believe that she will respond to you personally when finding the energy to do so.

Love back to all of you,

Comments on: "Update on Irene" (50)

  1. Thank you for the up date, Claire! I’m still sending Irene and all of your family my best thoughts… Every little good news is greatly appreciated πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ *hugs*

  2. Thank you for the update, Claire. Keeping Irene and your family in prayer. πŸ’œ

  3. Poor you. Sorry you had yo go through that sweets. Thank God she is getting better. Prayers with you.

  4. Hello Irene
    Thinking of you
    I’m very familiar with what can happen in your situation
    It’s a long hard road but I hope you will come through it all with flying colours
    Take care
    I look forward to your return here
    Gaz XO

  5. Thank you for the update. I have been wondering how she is doing and so happy to hear that she is now doing better.

  6. Dear Irene- I am so glad to hear you are improving! I will keep you in my thoughts and look forward to the day I see your beautiful jewelry posted here again. IT sounds as if you have turned a corner, though it may take time – we are here for you when you return. Sending love- Lisa

  7. Thanks so much for the update. Wonderful to have positive news.

  8. Thank you so much for giving us an update in the midst of all that the family are going through. I am very thankful that the worst seems to be over and continue to send love and hugs from the Isle of Wight.
    Sarah xx

  9. anroworld said:

    Thank you for letting us know! Get well soon, dear Irene, and please take care. I hope soon you can be really better and back to usual life. I am here and ready to help as I only can!

  10. gwenniesgardenworld said:

    Get well soon Irene !! Look forward to see you on wordpress again !!

  11. Oh Claire, what a tremendous relief to know your mom is getting better and that she is receiving the correct medication for the infection. I am glad she is in such capable hands at the hospital, and I am sure soon when she is able, will be in the comfort of her own home. Hugs to Odin and her beautiful cats πŸ™‚
    Thank you for this update Claire it means the world to me.
    Please let your mom know I wish her a speedy recovery, Hugs x

  12. Dearest Irene, so many have been praying for you and this news is golden to my Heart. I continue lifting you up in prayer as you steadily move toward wellness. Hang in there!!! ❀

  13. What terrific news! Irene, when you read this, know how very much you are loved and supported. Claire, when YOU read this, know how very much YOU and your family are loved and supported. ❀

  14. Hi Irene, so glad to hear that you are on the mend. I have been thinking about you. What fantastic news. Claire will be so thrilled at your progress as will all your blogging friends. Take care, rest and get well. Much love, Marje ❀ x

  15. Hi Irene… we are blessed to hear you are feeling better and on the mend. We have had your name on the prayer list for the past month and I will be happy to pass along this update.

    Claire you have demonstrated your love and compassion to the many who follow your Mom. Continue to stay strong… we are all blessed to get your updates…

    Hugs and prayers from Canada

  16. How more wonderful can this Sunday become after reading this good news? I am so happy and relieved. The most important part is that it is finally known what you are dealing with and that there is a constructive treatment is just so amazing. Thank you very much for the update, Claire. How thankful we can be if someone asks for her hairbrush πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

  17. Thank you for keeping us updated and for the wonderful news. Continued prayers and hugs for a dear friend and soul. Blessings to everyone!

  18. Thank you for the update. May The Lord give her the strength she needs to overcome this trial in the name of Jesus Christ. May He give you the children the power you all need to encourage her in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

  19. Thank you for the update, I have been thinking about Irene a lot and hoping to receive good news about her. Please give her my best and let her know we are all waiting for her return.

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  21. Thank you Claire, for the up date of your mother’s health. Do send our good wishes for a speedy recovery.

  22. Wonderful to headaches on the mend πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  23. Thank you for the update. What a long road it has been. Best wishes Irene (and family) for continued health and strength! ❀

  24. My heart goes out to you all! This has been so tough. I am so thankful that they have found out what the source was and are treating it effectively. I’m sending a smile for full recovery and finding the energy and courage to persevere and come back with a renewed spirit and gratitude πŸ’•
    Sending love, light … and a gentle hug to you Irene. πŸ’›πŸŒΌπŸ’›

  25. Dear Claire & family, thank you for letting us know the good news about Irene. Once again sending healing thoughts and much love from Melbourne. Milanka πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ❀ ❀

  26. Good to know that Mom is doing well, Claire! Wishing her a speedy recovery πŸ™‚ ❀

  27. I’ve been checking every day for an update. THANK YOU for taking the time to let us know the good news. I can’t imagine the stress you are under, so will try to send you strength. Please tell Irene that she has a LOT of people who care about her and are wishing her a full, thorough recovery. We miss her. Please hug Odin for us, too.

  28. Great news ..Thank you, Claire, for the update so pleased mum is on the road to recovery πŸ™‚

  29. Thank you for the update Claire. Sending a lot of strength and healing to your family! Wishing Irene the best for a speedy recovery πŸ™‚

  30. I’m so glad to hear this news! I’ll keep praying for you all! Thank you for the updates!

  31. Sending along my continued good wishes for Irene to keep up her recovery and be able to get back to her blog soon with more pictures of the lovely landscapes around her home and her beloved dog.

  32. Little Monster Girl said:

    I hope your mom gets well soon. Please take care!

  33. I’m so pleased to hear Irene is starting her recovery. I send her wishes for continued improvement and good health.

  34. Claire I am delighted at last the news is so more positive about your Mum.. Sorry I missed this update, but I have been without my laptop for a few days.. Such wonderful news.. I will keep on sending healing energy over the airwaves.. And hope your Mum is soon well enough to read all these wonderful well wishes herself.
    Sending continued well wish.. Get well soon Irene.. we love you dearly.. xxx Sue ❀ xx ❀

  35. I am pleased to read the update!

  36. Irene, I have just returned to the blogging world to find this. Sending love, prayers and hugs to you, your family and especially your Mum. She sounds like a beautiful woman and I’m sure with the love and strength of her wonderful family she will be up and about in no time. God bless you all and take care my friend.

    • Oh my goodness I just realized this post is from Irene’s daughter!!!! Please Claire tell your Mum that we are thinking of her, praying for her and will be sending lots of love and hugs across the ocean! She is a wonderful person, and although we have never personally met, I consider her a dear friend. Please give her a hug and kiss for me! Take care and know you are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  37. Sending wishes for continued healing for Irene. Much love and healing light, sweet friend! xoxo

  38. Hugs to you. Hope your mom is recovering well. God bless.

  39. Get well soon, Irene!

  40. Oh my! I’m just wondering where is she treated. I had huge issues with infection after a surgery and it was so slow. It’s more than a year and I am still not quite there. In fact, all it takes to detect the infection is a culture test. I’m wondering why haven’t been treatment protocols updated because the infection is currently one of the most dreadful issues. It definitely depends on where it is and how far it has gone. I cannot believe she didn’t have any improvement for 3 weeks. They should be able to know what she has 2 days later at most. There are treatments still for most infections, it’s just so that the doctor must be willing to try sometimes unusual combinations.
    I was very relieved reading that Irene is better now.
    She is such a wonderful lady! Always kind, always honest and encouraging. I hope she achieves a completely recovery. I hope I will achieve that, as well, but like I’m saying, it’s been a very rough ride. I am going to Europe this fall, I find treatments are more successful over there and results appear way faster. I had 9 surgeries back there and I never suffered such insane side effects because doctors really pay attention to patient. At least mine did. He didn’t leave sometimes even for the weekend until I wasn’t ok. I also think when it comes to infections, Europe is way ahead and better equipped, not to mention the seriousness they pay to any case of infection, as well as prevention. I can tell from my bad experience, prevention is totally neglected in Canada.
    I certainly wish everything the best to Irene and I hope seeing her back here soon!

    • Thank you very much, Inese. I live in Spain and have been treated by very competent doctors and still are. I’m still at the hospital and expect to be home somewhere in August, if all go well.
      The doctors here saved my life, but it has been tough and I miss my home and animals so much.

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