Pneumonia and other issues

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

It all started two weeks ago when my mom fell at 10 at night into a glass lamp. I took her to the ER where she got 7 stitches and was released about 4 a.m. Obviously, she couldn't go to her apartment, so she came home to with me. II noticed shortness in breathe with me, but being asthmatic I ignored it. Friday I took mom to her primary care doctor. another 15 hours waiting in an ER for her to be admitted! Again, caring for my mom I ignored my sharp chest pains.

Sunday morning I woke with a 102 fever. My turn in the ER! I ended up on the same wing first floor with my mom on the 2nd floor. It was God's way of telling me I could do nothing more for my mom. I'm still on antibiotics. My doctor check up is Friday.

Mom's still in the hospital. Rehab wing. She's just been told she needs 24/7 care. She's distraught. Today my brother and I will meet to see if we can console her.

To be continued....
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  • XME501
    Life can certainly throw us some trying times in our lives!! I pray you are much better now - and that your Mother is receiving the care she needs. And that she will be receptive to the care that she will be needing. I can imagine that it will be hard for her and for all of you.

    3327 days ago
    That's what comes of being a nice caring person emoticon

    I'm so glad you're feeling better, please take things slowly and get better properly.
    I know it's hard for your mum to go into care but it's the best thing for her and you, she might not see it for a while but she'll know it's the right thing really.
    My mam got upset when she had to go into a carehome but after a couple of weeks she settled down and evenually came to love being there.

    I hope you have a relaxing week-end emoticon
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    3392 days ago
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    As I have found out myself, you have to take care of yourself so you can care for others. I'm so sorry you were sick, but glad you caught it in time to recover. Remember I had to find a "second" home for my mother who has MS a little over a year ago. It is a very trying time and emotionally draining. Prepare yourself and don't hesitate to ask for help. I'm glad your brother is going to join you.

    I won't go into my troubles with dad here, but we may be looking for assisted living or hospice for him soon. It may be easier this time since I've been down this road before, but he's reluctant to leave the home, too. He may have no choice if he breaks a hip or worse.

    I'm here for you darlin'. Don't hesitate to ask me anything if I can help, okay?
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    3392 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/11/2012 10:47:52 AM
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