Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Mom X Update

Ever since her "woke up on the floor" event and subsequent trip to the hospital, Mom's been in a rehab hospital -- kind of like a nursing home, but with more and better-paid nurses, plus a physical rehab center right down the hall.

She has three broken ribs (high ones --1, 2 and 3 on the right), plus a nasty bump on the head and it was worrying to figure out. But her doc persisted and it looks very much like dehydration caused by a change in medication; we've all had dehydration sneak up on us, usually in the mild form of discovering you were way thirstier than you expected; this was similar but worse. And there's some comfort in that -- it wasn't any of the bad things it could've been, but something simple and preventable.

She's a lot more active now; helps to have experts keeping everything on track, and with the painful broken ribs, she needed to have somebody around 24/7. But she's made steady and rapid progress, and hopes to be back home by the end of this week! (She's walking better than I've seen in years.)

--Her little dog misses her terribly. Given freedom of the house, Ty will check Mom's bedroom, then get comfy next to the door so he can be sure of seeing her.

13 comments:

Tango Juliet said...

Thanks for the update!

Brigid said...

Thank you for the update. My prayers and well wishes are there for her.

A pal visiting from out of town and I drove by the place to stealthily see the new paint job and stencil after we went to the brew pub to find it closed. Oh look it's green! Oh wow the trim! Look there's Tam and Shooty Buddy, no I'm not stalking anyone.

It is AWESOME. The house is totally transformed and the stencil just perfect. Well done!

BGMiller said...

Yay for MomX!

I can completely understand the dehydration angle. I've had a little experience with it beyond the point of "thirstier than I thought" before. It's like hypothermia in the way it can sneak up on you.

Any chance the Rehab center will let her pooch visit? Maybe just outside?

BGM

Hat Trick said...

Thanks for the update.

Good dog, Ty. I think BGMiller has an excellent idea. Tell everyone he's a 'therapy dog'. Has some truth to it I would expect.

Old NFO said...

Great news, thanks for the update!

Jeffro said...

Good news! Let's hope Ty gets to see his mistress very soon.

Keads said...

Glad she is doing better!

God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

Hope she gets feeling better soon...

Dann in Ohio

Drang said...

I knew a few senior NCOs and Field Grade Ossifers to wake up in sick bay, wondering what happened, and the doc says "You lecture your troops about staying hydrated, but do you take your own advice? Noooooooo...."

WV: dingweav. Think I'll just leave that one be...

Guffaw in AZ said...

My prayers and thoughts are with her.
gfa

Old Grouch said...

Here's another vote for taking Ty for a visit. I'm sure Mom X is missing him, too.

og said...

Good news, and prayers for Mom and puppy to return to normal asap.

rickn8or said...

Thanks for the update, glad things are progressing along.