Hello, this is David posting for Michelle to let everyone know the latest on Michelle. She had to go back to Ft Sanders this past Sunday morning due to pain and breathing difficulties. Most of her pain is caused by a tumor that has grown and cracked her rib. She also has a tumor pressing on a spinal nerve that is causing both legs to be paralyzed.
Our plan is to get her home to start hospice care when the pain is under control. Her pain control is much better but still not where it needs to be. We now have a hospital bed at home and all the necessary medical equipment she will need for her care. I plan on staying home to care for her. As usual her faith, spirit and attitude have never been better.
Michelle’s nursing staff love her and are providing fantastic care. I will share with you that thru all of this she has remained just as beautiful as ever. One of her newer doctors took one look at her, and then back at her encyclopedia size medical file with disbelief. He was astonished as to how healthy and normal she appears.
Many thanks to everyone for the terrific meals that you have provided. Also Moxley Carmichael, Executive Women’s Association, and her neighborhood Bible study for showing unwavering kindness and compassion. Michelle’s mom Barbara Ironside is an angel on earth to both of us.
Hoping everyone has a blessed Christmas !