I am writing to you on behalf of my mother, Erin Roberts. You all know her as a talented artist who is devoted to her family. You also know her as suffering from a life-long and debilitating heart condition, transposition of the great vessels. For the obvious reasons, this physical illness has kept her from living the rich, fruitful life that she deserves. On a deeper level, however, it has had a powerful emotional impact. My mother has always had the desire to do more – with her talents, for her family, in the world – but her health has prevented her from being able to fulfill those desires.
July 30, 2013
Too many set backs
I know its been a long time since I updated here. I am sorry for that. Things have been rough. I went back in the hospital in June because of horrible sternal pain, which is finally going away. I then went back in the hospital a couple of weeks ago because of bad stomach pains which turned out to be C-Diff. I am on the last days of the antibiotic for that and hoping it wouldn’t come back. I am still dealing with dialysis 3 days a week. And am trying desperately to build up my stamina and muscle because of how weak I have been.
I am just in the last few days feeling more like myself. Which has been nice. I am venturing out doing more and more. Overall, I think things are again moving in the right direction.
May 23, 2013
Doctors are Thrilled!
I had my first doctors appointment Monday after coming out of the hospital. They are absolutely thrilled with my progress! Yay! I had an echo – I can’t have a biopsy until after I get off the blood thinners for my blood clot – and that look great! This heart is strong and looks wonderful. I was able to get my mom and dad in to see it. They were amazed.
I am working on my stamina and building my muscle strength after being in the hospital for so long. I am getting stronger and doing more each and every day. A couple on the nurses have told me it takes a week to come back for everyday you are in the hospital! Isn’t that unbelievable? So, I have a ways to go! LOL
Hope everyone is well. God Bless you all!
April 17, 2013
Dear Erin, It's impossible for me to know what it is you are going through at this time. I admire your courage and tenacity in coping with your heart condition day after day, for so many years. I'm sending you my prayers and positive thoughts to light your way and help you heal. Hugs, Aunt Ginny
Ginny Roberts, Lewes, DE
April 15, 2013
I pray that God will send you miracles and angels give you vitality and joy in your life. You and your beautiful family are in my thoughts and prayers. From my heart to yours,
April 10, 2013
to my dear lifetime friend. all my thoughts and prayers have been with you and your family. god has answered all of our prayer, so you can enjoy the life that you so deserve. i promise to try to visit more often and treasure our time in the future together. God Bless
April 10, 2013
Have been praying for you since I received your Mom's text this am. Especially keeping you in prayer these next hours. You are a fighter and one of the most remarkable young women I know. I am proud to be your Godmother! I love you and ask God to bless you, your family and the family who is grieving right now too.
Love, Aunt Kathie