This is a very hard post for me to write - my dear sweet cousin is dying and only has days to live. So I am looking to all of you wonderful blogging friends to say a prayer for Donna. If it is her time, then I pray for a peaceful passing and if God sees fit to grant her a recovery then it will be through prayers.
Donna is the daughter of my first cousin Nellie, who is like a sister to me. We have been close all of our lives. More so in the last 30 years. Nellie has vacationed here with me in Southern CA for 6 months at a time, so Donna is like a granddaughter. She is soft spoken, kind, sweet and would do anything in the world for you. She loves roses and adored her Border Collies - was a true gardener.
They live in Buchanan, VA on a farm raising chickens, Border Collies, cows and a horse. About 7 years ago she was involved in a car accident and hit her chest. Later on she noticed a lump and went to the doctor, as most of her fathers family has died of cancer. The doctor sent her to a specialist. It wasn't cancer, but they felt it could become cancer later, due to the family history. So they decided to take the lump out and give her 10 radiation treatments, just to be safe. Some where along the process the 10 became 30 and really damaged her lungs. From that point on, she couldn't breath, had to have oxygen, medicine and the list goes on and on. She has so much scar tissue in her lungs that there is no room for oxygen.
I guess what I am trying to say is PLEASE all of you get a second opinion on any surgery that you need.
I feel that I need to share this with all of you, so you do not take the word of one doctor, after all they are human too, and do make mistakes.
I am sorry this is a sad post, but I do wish all of you a Very Happy Mothers Day.
Lots of hugs to you all for your prayers for Donna and her family, thank you. It is in God hands now.