Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Time for an update!

It's been crazy! Mom has been in the hospital twice since I have updated. First, she had a UTI and was on IV antibiotics for 3 days in the hospital. She lost everything she had gained relating to physicality. Could not even stand up, so we were back to square one. We had finally got her up and walking a little bit when she had another set back...this time it was throwing up and diarrhea which sent her back to the hospital where she is now. She went there last Wednesday with a heart rate in the 30's and vomiting. Finally, an ultra sound of her gall bladder showed some small stones. She has never had that before, but doc is pretty sure that was the culprit with a small stone getting stuck in a duct and making her sick. No damage was done, so we are not doing anything about that. Heart rate has come back up after taking her off Atenelol. Yesterday, she was accepted and moved into the in-house hospital wing for rehab. Hopefully, she can regain some strength and we can continue working with her at home with my brother and me and home health physical therapists.

Tomorrow, I am taking a day off and driving down to Lake Charles to meet up with a friend from South Carolina. Looking forward to a night at L'Auberge du lac Resort.


Linda said...

Glad she is doing better, and hope she continues to improve. You deserve to have a trip to revive yourself. Will be praying for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Glad she is in the in house rehab.
Vomiting is also a sign of a stroke and if she had lost mobility, I wouldn't be surprised if that may have been it.
Good luck to all of you. And don't be shy about asking the docs something or making a suggestion...you know your mom better than they do. Beth