Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Mom X

Update: Mom X is doing much better. She will stay in hospital overnight and if she's doing as well in the morning, she'll be able to come home.

Seems the doc had diagnosed her increasing shortness of breath as "athsma" and "allergy," but more symptoms rang in and she headed for the hospital. Umm, it was not exactly caused by the pollen; she's had heart trouble for awhile now and things had gotten themselves in one of those situations where an adjustment in meds is called for. One of those situations one must not leave untreated, in fact.

So they've treated it and made the adjustments and (wary of the wrath of my niece the nurse!) are monitoring very carefully.

By sheer chance, she's under a mile from the specialist hospital. It was awfully nice of them to build it so close!
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So, I had a post of some sort mostly worked out and I'm pretty sure it was going to be interesting.

--Whatever it was about. I was only half-awake when the entire thing was dashed outta my head by a short phone call:

"Bobbi? This is Niece Nurse." (Eldest daughter of Sister X) "I'm calling from Heart Hospital. Gramma X went in last night--" (while I was only two miles away. What, my cell was on vacation, maybe?) "--she's okay now, sleeping, but they want to run some tests after she wakes up."

Nurse-talk for, "Your Mom maybe had a heart attack and I've been too busy riding herd on the nurses, doctors and anyone else within range at this hospital where I'm not on staff to call family members until just now; the docs wanna go poking around with a heart cath next." Given that my oldest niece is a Nurse-Practitioner with the soul of a Marine DI, a will of steel and a soft, soft heart, I have not the least doubt Mom X is getting the very best care that hospital can give -- or else!

Nevertheless, I hope y'all will 'scuse me while I zoom over there.

31 comments:

Turk Turon said...

I'm thinking good thoughts for Mom X and sendin' them your way.

DaddyBear said...

Hopes and thoughts for you and your family.

Scott McCray said...

Healing thoughts and prayers to Mom X and the extended family.

-Scott

Rev. Paul said...

Mom X & the whole family are in our thoughts & prayers.

BobG said...

Good luck and best wishes for your mom.

Old Grouch said...

Thoughts and prayers for Mom (and you).

JC said...

Prayers go with.

Jay G said...

Good thoughts, best wishes, and prayers for a speedy recovery to Mom X in short order.

Montie said...

Like everyone else, my thoughts and prayers are with you, your mom and your family.

Dr.D said...

Prayers for a speedy recovery and support for the family.duckici

Gator said...

Hope Mama-X is OK.

Lissa said...

Ditto on everything, plus hugs!

Larry said...

Hoping for the best here...

Christina LMT said...

Hope your Mom is feeling better!

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Oh dear.

reflectoscope said...

All the best then for you and your mom.

Jim

MOBro said...

Best wishes, thoughts and prayers coming at you and yours. God's Peace!

KurtP said...

Good thoughts and prayers to Mom X And you.

Lorimor said...

Best wishes to MomX!! I'll keep her in my thoughts.

Jeffro said...

Best wishes and prayers for Mom X. You, too.

og said...

you're all in my thoughts and prayers as always.

Hat Trick said...

Best wishes for you and your Mom.

Joseph said...

Glad all is better, Roberta!! And I know what you mean about the wrath of the niece nurse. My mom was one of those nurses that scared doctors.

Borepatch said...

Our thoughts and prayers for your mom.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Yay! MomX is improving!

Turk Turon said...

Great news! Wonderful!

Mike W. said...

Glad to hear she's improving!

Best of luck to you, Mom X and the rest of the family going forward.

Ted said...

Glad your mom is doing better.

Comrade E.B. Misfit said...

I'll be sending good thoughts out Mom X's way.

Take care of yourself, as well.

phlegmfatale said...

Sending well wishes to Mom X.

rickn8or said...

My best thoughts for Mom X and you.

Glad you got the niece-nurse to translate for you.