Saturday, December 29, 2012

Bad news

It's never a great day when you call your mom to give her an update on her new rooms (did I mention she is moving in with us?) and she says, "I cant talk because I cant catch my breath". So I hang up and call the Assisted Living Front desk to tell them and they say they know and the nurses are in the room with her. I say, "I'll be right there!" and drive like a bat out of hell to get there. Upon arrival, I see a firetruck, ambulance and paramedic rig. I RUN to her room and she looks pale and like SH#T. She still cant catch her breath despite the oxygen, so we run to the hospital and they do a million tests (there are times that I am SO glad that I work there-everyone was SO EFFICIENT,PROFESSIONAL and KIND to us!!) and we end up with a diagnosis of Bilateral Pulmonary Emboli-clots that go from one source (yet to be identified) to her lungs. So she is blood thinners, oxygen and TLC for a few days.


In the meantime, my sisters and brother and brother-in-law and HUBBY moved all her stuff out of Assisted Living and in to her new rooms. I am so grateful to them for working so hard while I was jst sitting by moms bed doing nothing but waiting for news on my mom and visiting. We all had dinner together and made plans for this weeks caring of mom-we are getting used to taking shifts so sh has company! I ordered a medication dispensing system that shoots out a cassette of scheduled meds at certain imes of the day so she doesnt miss and we dont have to worry about keeping track of them. It also TEXTS you to let you know that they have been taken! Not bad for $1000.00- replaces a medication Nurse.


Mom should be coming to her NEW HOME on Monday!!!

On a quilty note, look what I bought from Missouiri Star Quilt Company:



Have no plans yet for who I am making ths for, but I have put myself on a fabric diet until Road To California Quilt Show in late January!!!




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