Thank you for visiting Caring Bridge and keeping up with our mom, Ann Linch. If you have known her through the years, you know that she is one of the strongest ladies on earth. We are so thankful to have her as our mom! Here is a little update on her story that has transpired the past few weeks. About a month ago she started not feeling well and thought she had allergies or an upper respiratory infection. After visiting a medical clinic and getting some medicine to help and things not getting better, she finally caved and went to the emergency room at Piedmont Fayette. They discovered she had a lot of fluid building around the lung which was causing her shortness of breath and coughing. After removing the fluid, the test discovered that there were cancer cells present in the lungs. They admitted her at that time and ran quite a few tests and got samples and eventually we discovered that there was cancer not only in the fluid but in lung tissue and also in her abdomen. She went home with a catheter to drain the lung and two weeks later returned to the hospital with more shortness of breath and constant coughing. An x-ray discovered that the fluid had moved to the other lung and it was completely full. They drained that lung as well (1/2 gallon of fluid) and installed another catheter. During that stay in the hospital mom made the decision that she did not want to treat with chemotherapy. We all understood and stood with her in her decision. She is super weak and we believe that it would have robbed the time here she has. On Tuesday, May 23rd, mom moved to a room at Southwest Christian Hospice at Christian City. We feel so blessed that they had a bed available and the team here is doing an amazing job loving on mom and keeping her comfortable! We don't know what the next few weeks & months hold but we are at peace with who holds those next few weeks & months! Thank you all for loving our mom!
David Linch, Donna Linch Abrams & Mike Linch (her blessed children)