Mom

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I got a call from the rehab facility today saying that they were transferring Mom to the hospital because they couldn't determine why her oxygen levels kept dropping so drastically. Even though the closest hospital is short drive down the road, I requested that they take her to another neighborhood hospital since none of us were happy with the care that she received this last time she was there.

The nurse called me back about 45 minutes later saying that because her condition had turned and become so grave, that they took her back to the other hospital. She suggested that my sister and I join her as soon as we could.

When we arrived, she was sedated and not aware of us being there. Her blood pressure was really low and they said that she had fluid in her lungs again. Her cardiologist came and never one to sugar coat anything, he told us that this "could be it".

Her blood pressure stabilized a little but when they moved her from the Emergency Department to the Intensive Care Unit, it fell again, which relayed how bad her condition was since even a move under sedation was too much for her body to take.

Lisa and I came home a little while ago since she appeared stable and comfortable and we'll head back in the morning to see her, God willing. I know she would never want to live the rest of her life in a nursing home and if she makes it through this, that would likely be her destiny. I'm torn because I selfishly want her to live but maybe it's time for her to be with Dad and I think I might even have some semblance of peace with that. I just didn't think it would be this soon after we lost him.

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  1. Just wanted to wish you all the best with your mom's health. My Mother-in-law was also diagnosed with emphysema...it is tough to watch a loved one struggle...hang in there!

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  2. Sorry to hear Hun. I know it been tough for you lately. You and mom and sis are in my thoughts and prayers. ((HUG))

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  3. Aw. I'm sorry to hear that. It's never easy when loved ones are in poor health. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Sad about your mother. But, as you seem to understand, you are being selfLESS by letting her go. It is so much better than having her body go through so much trauma. Praying for you and your family.

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  5. My thoughts and very best wishes are with you and your family, Chrissy. It's never an easy situation, especially so soon after your dad. My grandmother and a family friend both had emphysema. I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

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  6. Sending out all of my best thoughts and wishes to you and your family. Condolences from my family to yours, and *hugs*. Take good care!

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  7. Hugs to you and the best for your mom.

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  8. Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, dear friend.

    ((((((( Chrissy ))))))

    X ya!

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  9. (((CHRISSY))) I'm so sorry you are going through this. I'll be praying for you & your family. If you need anything, please let me know! <3

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  10. I am so sorry, hon. I know exactly how you feel. I am sending you love, and prayers that everything turns out exactly how your Mom would want it....

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  11. Hugs to you and Lisa, Chrissy. And your mom too. I'll send some prayers your way!

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  12. I'm so sorry for what you're going thru...it must be so very hard! I'm sending Hugs your way and I just wanting you to know that you are in my thoughts.

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  13. Thought and prayers are for you and your family.

    Steve

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  14. Aw,Chrissy, I am sorry you are going through this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom and your sister. Stay strong.

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  15. Hi Chrissy...just stumbled upon your blog and it is great; you have a new fan. This situation with your Mom sounds hard, so I hope everyone finds some peace in whatever happens next.

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  16. *Hugs* I'm so sorry to hear this... and I know it must have been so hard for you to write this down, but also very therapeutic to put it out there, I hope it has helped you accept the inevitable.

    Hang in there, we're all behind you!

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  17. So sorry to hear Hon. As one who has near daily exposure on the frontlines of nursing homes and their "behind the scenes" reality...perhaps it is her desire to go meet again with her betrothed.
    Sending a shout up to heaven for you.
    LiBBy

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  18. I am sorry to hear that, Chrissy. Our thoughts are with you. Don't be too hard on you.
    Cinnamon and her mum

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