Saturday, July 3, 2010
Saturday, July 03, 2010
Another long day. Went to the hospital this morning expecting my mom to be doing great and just waiting to be discharged. Instead, she was doing worse again. She had a migraine again. The nurse gave her a shot of morphine for the pain and my mom immediately vomited. Obviously, she didn't want to eat and just wanted her pain to go away. A good thing though - her BP is still doing very good. She tried to sleep off and on. I sent my dad home to get some lunch for himself and take a nap. I just read some while my mom drifted in and out. The doc finally came by - she obviously had anticipated sending my mom home today as well. Instead, she ordered an MRI - concerned because of the days of extremely high blood pressure she had earlier in the week, my mom might have a bleed in her brain or brain stem. She did not want her to have any more narcotic, but they gave her 3 consecutive shots of another drug that helps with pain and nausea. I left my dad when my brother showed up. The radiology dept did the MRI but we won't know the results till tomorrow. The doc also thinks my mom is dehydrated again since they took her off of the IV fluids yesterday. So, back on the IV and after the 3rd shot, they expect her to sleep all night.
Hopefully tomorrow morning she will be much better. My hope is that the MRI rules out a bleed and it just turns out mom was dehydrated again. They had given her a diuretic which the doc said she obviously did not need. Its such a frustrating thing for my mom - but she didn't put up such a fight today, she couldn't - but she just wanted her pain gone.
I spent about 8 1/2 hours at the hospital today. Came home, ate some dinner and took a nap. I am now just trying to relax, and I plan on watching a movie. Obviously, I am not going to catch up with my sweetie and his family for camping - but they know what's going on. They wish I was with them and so do I - I was so looking forward to hiking, biking and making s'mores!!! Oh well, we may get another chance to camp soon.