Sunday, March 16, 2008
I just had two good days in a row! I actually felt like my old self again. It was a wonderful feeling....then I got the phone call. They rushed Mom to the hospital with very low blood pressure...turns out she has pneumonia and is severely dehydrated.
On my way to the hospital, I was thinking to my crazy self, ok the reason you're feeling better is because you're going to have to deal with Mom's stuff right now. I wasn't feeling sorry for myself and just knew that if it were her time to go, I would be at peace with it. Mom is 88 years old and has been in a nursing home with severe dementia for the last 8 years. Her mind is like a five year old;s now. We have fun with each other. She's a happy demented person (and I mean that in the most loving way). She's always laughing and singing and telling everyone she loves them.
When I got to the hospital she was awake, but very weak...they started her on meds and fluids and after a couple of hours she was a little better. She work up singing! ;-) But she still has to beat this pneumonia. I pray that however it works out that she keeps on smiling!
UPDATE: Mom doesn't have pneumonia. She must have moved when they took the first X-ray. They took another one today and it looks clear. However, she does have an infection going on (maybe in the bladder) so she's staying there for a few more days on intravenous antibiotics. She was a little more chipper today, but still very tired. But she did make an attempt to dance while laying there. ;-)