Jun 28
lokita1 , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

My Mother

Hello everyone. My name is Dawn Oliver. I was doing some reading in a Medical book and came across this Web site. I am trying to learn as much as possible about congestive Heart Failure... My Mother is currently in the begining of this Journey. I feel like She has been living with this for some time and has only recently come to have a Name for it. She is my everything and Truly all I have as a Parent in my life. this is so much to take in and process. So here I am seeking knowledge so i can do my best to Stand strong beside her every step of the way. I feel like the more I know and understand will help. My Mothers suffers from other Health issues as well and has for Many Years. This is the first one to scare me very much. life is so precious and I could not even imagine 1 day with out My Mother....So here we go and may we learn to thrive with this! 
  • Mamamojo
    Your Mother has a critical secret weapon in her battle with CHF: you, a loving daughter to encourage her, love her, listen to her concerns and keep her on course. My daughter had mitral valve open heart surgery 2 years before I ended up needing it, and she was my guardian angel. It's important to find her the best cardiac team possible, preferably one at a teaching hospital or one that is a Trauma 1 or 2 level care center, a cardiologist that she trusts and who takes time to work through all issues and concerns. Help her to prepare for her doc visits by listing her questions and thinking things through. May God bless you both on this journey. Find courage and inspiration through these good people -- we're on the road together!
  • knowbetterdobetter
    Love on your mother....Listen to all she has to say, read up on everything you can about CHF and the way it's managed. Make sure you ask questions, always take a pencil and paper with you so that you can take notes. Hopefully she is enrolled in a CHF clinic and has a specialist working with her. There will be new medications, diet modifications, may be fluid restrictions, the list can go on. Together you will master it though, don't get discouraged ever. God bless you both.
  • AHAASAKatie
    Good morning, We are so glad you are here and sharing with us. I have two resources to provide you. Rise Above Heart Failure http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartFailure/Heart-Failure_UCM_002019_SubHomePage.jsp is our patient education platform for Heart Failure. Heart Failure Community on the Support Network http://supportnetwork.heart.org/heart-failure Please let me know if either of these links are beneficial for you. Best Katie
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