Wednesday, December 7, 2011

No more hospitals (guest blogger - Micki George)

Rachel left Camden Clark Memorial Hospital (CCMH) to return home on Monday, December 5th.  She was admitted to the hospital on Monday, November 28th after experiencing a seizure at home.  Rachel was receiving medications to prevent any further seizures during her stay at CCMH.  She also received hospice services and transferred to a "serenity room" to provide comfort and privacy.  

 Rachel is now receiving hospice care in the comfort of her home.  Her wishes are to be home, where she can be with her girls and be surrounded by their happy giggles and hugs & kisses.

She is being cared for around the clock, never a second is she alone.  Mom and I have been reading facebook posts and cards to her, letting her know how many people are thinking and praying for her.

Rachel has been fighting since May 2009 and her courage has touched so many family members and friends (new & old).   Her long journey is nearly over.  Rachel is resting, her pain is under control.  She will not be going back to any hospital.

~Micki

21 comments:

  1. Rachel is in my thoughts many days. I have a daughter the same age as her youngest and followed her story since they were born. She is a special person who has touched many even though she may have never met them. She is in my prayers as is her family and girls.

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  2. Sending Rachel strength and love. You are such a wonderful person and have the utmost respect of so many people. Know that you are loved and have inspired many. You have taught us to cherish the moments we have with our loved ones and to experience all we can in life. Thank you for being the awesome person you are. Still praying for a Christmas miracle. All the best.

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  3. I think and pray for Rachel and her family every day. My heart goes out to all of them. Rachel has touched me by her wit and strength. She put up a huge fight...I thought if anyone would win, it would be her.

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  4. Rachel, You have had an amazing journey, that had some lows and many highs along the way, never I have I seen someone in your situation fight with every fiber or her being, with the utmost grace, courage and determination as you have given throughout your ordeal. I know how much you mean to your sister and family...For over 8 years, I have stayed up talking with Micki, about her family and mine, granted we usually had to catch up for all of the missed weekends where we couldn't talk, due to our drill schedules, but it was never dull, and I have seen how dedicated she is to you and the family through all of this. You make all of us proud to call you a friend, sister, daughter, wife, mother, but most of all a "FIGHTER"...I have never met you in person, but I sure feel that I know you from the stories, pictures and videos that I have heard or seen....Please know that you will always be in our thoughts and prayers no matter where you may be....I am glad that you will get to be home with your girls, which are the most important thing in the world to you...Hugs from me and my family and we will be praying for a Christmas Miracle....Love ya all...

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  5. Rachel, you and I don't know each other but share the bond of motherhood. I too am the mother of two young girls. I am simply amazed at your courage and determination to fight your illness to be with them. Our girls are worth every fight in the world. I pray that you find peace and that your daughters grow up strong knowing their mommy was a fighter. They will always be proud of you, Rachel.
    ~Leigh

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  6. Hello Rachel,
    I just heard your story tonight. I pray for comfort strength and peace for you and yours. Im blessed to have known a small portion of you through this page. I respect you more then anything you fougt long hard and unrestingly for a long time. When your time comes i pray you feel Gods warmth surround you and fill you with peace same to your family. You will never be gone just an Angel. You, Rachel, are my new hero.

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  7. Rachel, I echo the thoughts of everyone else, and just wanted to add one more thing, for what it is worth: I found your sense of humor to be amazing. With all the cr*p loaded on you, you still had the ability to make me laugh just as much as I was sad or worried about you. That's a rare gift.

    Dan

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  8. (((HUGS))) to you Rachel, your sweet girls, and your family.

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  9. Rachel, I heard about you thru a post Jenna posted. I have read thru your blogs and have so much admiration for you. Your courage and your strength, you truly have a heart of a champion! I pray for you and your family! I will pray for your Christmas wish that it comes true. "Some people make the world special just by being in it." You have touched and changed my life today!

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  10. Rachel, we have not met, but my daughter is the same age as Vera. I have been reading your blog for a while now, and your wicked good sense of humor has made me laugh so many times. I admire your strength and your courage so much. Big hugs to you and your family, and may you all know peace.

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  11. Rachel, I am a friend of a friend in Asheville, NC and I have followed your story for the past year or so. Reading your blog reminds me to pause and be thankful for the many blessings in my life, mostly my family which includes my 3 amazing young children. Your body may be weak, but your spirit is strong. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Rachel

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  12. Dear Rachel,
    You don't know me but I heard your story thru a mutual friend. I started to read your blog just yesterday & with only a few sentences, you impacted me in such a positive, powerful way. My life has been touched by cancer and also autism- which is what I mostly write about. Please know that you have been a gift to the world & touched so many lives, your legacy will continue! My kiddos & I are sending many prayers to you, your family & especially your girls.
    With love & wishes for peace,
    Cathy

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  13. Oh Micki I am so sorry and very sad with all that is happening now. Rachel has been such a fighter, an inspiration to so many. Sending big hugs and many prayers to all of yoy....

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  14. Rachel, we haven't met personally (I "know" you from babycenter) I have followed your journey and prayed for you often. I'm continuing to pray that your days are filled with the laughter, hugs and joy of your girls and your family...

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  15. Rachel- you are truly an inspiration. I remember you from the Dec. 08 birthboard on BBC. I have prayed for you and your girls over these 2.5 years. God bless you and your girls.

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  16. Rachel, you are always and will always be in my thoughts. Hugs!

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  17. Thank you for keeping us updated. I cannot imagine the pain you all are feeling though I can a bit due to being a former oncology nurse and watching my sweet mother succumb to the ravages of this horrible disease. Rachel's fight has made me want to educate my own family more about the Lynch Syndrome gene that we also have. My prayers are with all of this sweet family. I pray for comfort for all this very minute.

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  18. Rachel, I'm not sure what to say more than I only know you through the OBBC, though we both posted so rarely on the newer version. But, I just heard your story, and I want you to know that I am praying for you and your sweet girls. I pray you are all able to find comfort, joy and love in one another's smiles, giggle and touches.

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  19. Hi Rachel- You may not remember me but I know you through the name boards on OBBC. I just heard about what was going on from another OBBC member. My heart goes out to you and your girls. I pray your final days will be filled with a tremendous amount of joy, love and snuggles with your wee ones.

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  20. You are my hero, my superwoman! Fly high with the angels! You will be missed and loved by all that you have touched. Until we meet on the other side........

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