Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mom IS Home

Mom is home today adjusting to retired life again. She will have an easier time communicating her menu choices. Mom has both a visiting nurse along with a live in nurse (dad.) Home life will take a little adjustment but Mom is happy to be home. Keep mom in your prayers as she is adjusting to various changes after her visit to the hospital.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Really, They Said She'll Go Home Tomorrow

I was just guessing before. But now tomorrow is the planned day for home.

Unfortunately, Mom has contracted an infection. I guess they're keeping her tonight to make sure that the antibiotics don't change her blood PT level. She said that she still feels good.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Probably Home on Thursday

Oops. That was wishful thinking on my part yesterday. They want to make sure her medications are alright before letting her out.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mom May Go Home Tomorrow

Mom was doing much better today. She had a hard day yesterday due to the bronchioscopy. She couldn't eat or drink anything for most of the day. But the good news is that the test showed no problems in her lungs.

She was in a good mood when I saw her this evening. She had shrimp for supper! Her blood pressure has been very good during this entire stay in the hospital. This is due to a new medication which Mom had been planning to start already.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mom is Looking Well

Mom was feeling pretty good today. Her blood pressure has been good and she is eating well. Her cough is better, but she still is bringing up some stuff. Tomorrow she has a bronchioscopy scheduled to look into her lungs. She won't leave the hospital until she is certain that the doctors have successfully treated her condition.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mom Still in the Hospital

This afternoon the doctor suggested that Mom might need to spend the weekend in the hospital awaiting a test on Monday. She looks pretty good, but there is still some blood in her cough, so she didn't want to leave today. They have lowered her coagulation count to cause the bleeding in her airway to heal; but this could cause clotting, so she needs to be watched.

Dad went to the doctor this afternoon for a shot in his knee to ease his pain.