Saturday, June 19, 2010

Quick Post.....

I know...I know...It's been a while since I posted anything. This week has been really crazy. Tonight is our last work day of the week and the 14 hour day just wipes us out. We have Sunday and Monday off and will be leaving as soon as we get off to drive to PA. My mom was admitted to the hospital last night with pneumonia.

She has had bronchitis since May 15 and hasn't been able to shake it. For the past couple of weeks I have sensed something really different in the way mom would talk about things and how she sounded. Yeah, she's coughing and such but it was something else. The other night she went to climb in bed and didn't make it...fell on the floor. She had knee replacement surgery years ago and can't roll over and get up from a kneeling position so she spent the next two hours crawling on her back, inch by inch, hoping to get out to her chair where she could pull herself up. She got out there eventually but didn't have the strength to get into her chair. My brother found her asleep on the floor there. He got her up...kept an eye on her for the next day and thought she would be ok. Last night his wife went down to help mom wash her hair and found she was running a fever and wasn't quite right. They took her to the ER and the x-ray showed pneumonia in the bottom left lobe of her lung. She's on antibiotics, oxygen and also potassium (that was low too). I talked to her today and she is sore (holy crap I'd be sore to if I crawled on the floor for 2 hours)and weak.

It should take us about 9.5 hours to get there....In typical mother fashion she told me, "It's not necessary for you to come all the way up here...I'll be fine". In typical Linda fashion..."I want to see for myself"...

1 comment:

Movable Book Lady said...

Yowee! Sure hope she gets well quickly. There's been a lot of pneumonia going around this year, it seems. Let us know.