Saturday, November 10, 2012

Unfortunate News

It is with great regret that mom passed away yesterday. She put up a fight that surprised all of us. We appreciate all of the support from all of you and know that she is in a better place. Please see below for the obituary we will post in the local paper in SC.

Thank you,

Dilworth/Price Family

Sharon Morgan Dilworth, 62, of Columbia, SC, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012.

Sherry was born in Seneca, SC March 11, 1950. Sherry graduated from Walhalla High School in 1968.

Sherry retired from CSC in Blythewood, SC after 34 years in 2008. Since retirement she and her husband enjoyed time traveling the country in their 5th wheel.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Charles Edward Dilworth, her son, Jason Edward (Duffie) Dilworth, her daughter, Stacey Dilworth (Lee) Price and three grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother, Lois Green, father Ralph Morgan, sisters Pat Gasque and Melissa Cullis.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm at White Rock Baptist Church in Chapin, SC.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the COPD Foundation at

Monday, November 5, 2012

Still hanging in there…

Mom pretty much stayed asleep all day and night from Friday, Oct. 26th until Friday, Nov. 2nd. Dad had not talked to her in about a week. This past Friday evening is when she really started to become more alert and stay awake longer. She was weak and groggy from the surgery. She wants real food, to go home and a shower. Bless her heart!

On Wednesday, Oct. 31st they found bleeding around her spleen. They went in to repair one spot and ended up finding and repairing three spots. This stopped all of the bleeding.

The infection that she has in her blood is not getting any better and is growing. They have changed her antibiotic to something much more “lethal” to try to get it under control. The potential problem is that it could cause harm to her kidneys. We will know more this Wednesday how the antibiotic is working and how her kidneys are handling the medicine.

We are hoping and praying for the best and we appreciate all of the support from all you bloggers!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Updates from Duke

Well, we found out at about 4:30 yesterday afternoon that Mom needed emergency surgery to remover her colon or she would not survive. We were not sure that she could withstand yet another MAJOR surgery. We, along with the doctor’s help, were able to ask her if she wanted to “give up” or “go for it” and she said “GO FOR IT”. That is what we did!! She is a tremendous woman with unimaginable strength!!

The surgery lasted about 3.5 hours. The surgeon said that she did well. They took out her gall bladder also. She was doing well when we left last night.

This morning, the doctors told Dad that she was doing better than they expected due to the trauma she has endured over the past few weeks. They kept her sedated until around lunchtime today. She is still sleeping and groggy but doing very well.

Thank you for the continued prayers and support. It helps us and her more that you know!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

One step forward, TWO steps back…

This is Stacey, Sherry and Charley’s daughter, again.

Mom is not doing too good. She had a CT scan done Wednesday. It showed that her lower GI (bowels, colon, etc.) are not working properly. They had to take her off of the feeding tube due to this problem. She is only taking Tylenol for pain.

The doctors told us that the problem could be solved with surgery BUT Mom is way too weak for surgery. She has been through A LOT these past couple of months. Yesterday was a pretty rough day and she was not awake much. They did another CT scan this morning and it shows a slight improvement from yesterday.

Basically, we are going to wait a couple of days to see if she continues to improve on her own or if we need to try the surgery.

We encourage all prayers for her healing and for her not to be in pain or suffer.

We hope that she improves and we do not have to try a risky surgery.

Thank you – Dilworth/Price Family

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sorry it has been so long…A lot has happened

Let me start off by saying that I apologize for the delay in the updates. This is Stacey, Sherry & Charley’s daughter. A lot has happened since the last update on here. All chest tubes have been removed, which made her more comfortable!!! She had to stay in ICU until she no longer needed the ventilator. She needs the ventilator to decrease her CO2 levels. Up until last week, that was the only thing keeping her in here.

She began having stomach pains and they tried to get some fluids out last week. It was not enough to work with then. They were able to get some fluid out of her stomach earlier this week and culture it to see determine the substance.. It showed she had peritonitis. Her stomach pain increased two fold on Thursday so they did surgery to ensure there was nothing “leaking”. They were not able to find the source of the fluid but did clean out the area. They “think” the problem fixed itself.

My brother, Jason, and I got here around noon yesterday and Dad went home to relax. She was groggy from the surgery still but doing good. We left around 6:30 last night. They put her on the ventilator for rest last night.

Today, mom is doing pretty good. She had a chest xray this morning and it looked good, according to the doctors. We walked one time already this morning and plan on walking more today. Her stomach hurts where the incision is but they are managing the pain with medication.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ups and Downs

Boy, we’ve had a lot more downs  than ups lately! Sherry is back in ICU because of high CO2 levels last weekend, but now seems to have turned the corner yesterday and today. She was on the ventilator until yesterday when they put in trach. so the vent tube could be removed. She is a lot more comfortable without the tube and being sedated all day Saturday and most of Sunday. She is now awake, alert and wanting to be moved to a regular room. They have also removed a chest drainage tube today and has only two tubes left. The doctor was by this morning and the only thing he said was to get her walking, which she has done 3 times so far today. Our daughter has come to visit us this week, so I’m taking advantage of her and leaving the hospital early and getting a little rest. Hopefully she has “turned the corner” and is on the way to recovery so she can finally come home. Thank you for your patience for not updating the blog more but soon she will do a better job than me.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Still Here

We are still in the hospital dealing with a couple of issues and hoping to see the light at the end of the tunnel soon. Sherry had to go back into surgery on Labor Day because she had some bleeding in her chest cavity and that had to be cleared out, which set her back a couple of days. She was back in her room that afternoon and started her walks the next day. She had 4 laps Wed., 12 yesterday, and plans to get 20 today. She is doing very good, but is disappointed that it is taking so long to go home. She did have one of her four chest tubes taken out this morning, so that is at least the beginning of getting out. She is now “eating” her liquid diet lunch, but she gets any liquid at any time. She doesn’t know it yet, but I will get her to give you the next update soon. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.