|This is a picture of a sculpture I have from|
the limited collection of "Thomas
Blackshear's" Ebony Vision
called "The Comforter" 1997
I want to thank all of you for your prayers and good wishes for my mom and I. My mom had her oral surgery last Wednesday morning and came through pretty well. When she had her bad wisdom tooth removed about a month ago, it was not known at that time the level of infection she had been dealing with for what now might have been years. The oral surgeon does not believe that the tumor he removed was cancerous, however, we have to wait for pathology for the final word. When the tooth was removed I saw the scans of her jaw and it looked like there wasn't much bone left in her jaw in that area. Wednesday the surgeon removed even more bone for a biopsy as it was infected, too. My mom is not allowed to chew for the next few weeks as the possibility of fracturing her jaw is high. After getting her home and comfortable I promptly went to purchase instant mashed potatoes, Spaghettios, soup, pudding, Jello, Popsicles, ice cream, and all manner of mushy things so she will not need to chew. The surgeon has suggested we talk to all her doctors as well as an infectious disease doctor about the possibility of her C. diff coming back as she will be on antibiotics for at least 6-9 weeks for now.
This is where we are for now........hoping and praying she recovers well and that the C. diff does not show up.
The above image of "The Comforter" brings me much solace when I look at it. It is the epitome of motherhood and what a mother means.......what my mom means to me. I'm going to keep fighting to keep her here as long as she wants to be around.
Thank you all again from the bottom of my heart. Please excuse me for not getting around to visit you all recently........I know you understand.
Hugs N' Love,