Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. The last 4 years or so have been a series of visits to Regions , Mayo and Lakeview for weekly labs and blood transfusions. Last November she fell and had multiple fractures, but came out of rehab able to independently move about with a walker. She moved into her daughter and son - laws home on Christmas Eve - what a gift it was! She was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in February, and although uncomfortable from swelling legs and feet she continued on with her daily routine. She loved to spend hours working on jigsaw puzzles with the grandkids. Recently , she became very fatigued and her appetite declined. After an ER visit Wednesday May 17th she was hospitalized at Lakeview with pleural effusion ( excess fluid in the lining surrounding the lungs).