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For those of you that hadn't known, my mother has been sick for MONTHS now. quite sick. she was finally able to go in and get some major tests done this morning, namely where they go into the groin area and pass a tube into your heart to inject dye. well, apparantly, instead of it being a virtually painless procedure with very little issues, there were some complications including a great deal of agonizing pain and extreme bleeding when they removed the tubes, so much that it took 3 nurses to put pressure on my mother's groin area in order to staunch the bleeding.

i received the call around noontime at work from my brother, and instantly told management i would work until my brother got there, seeing as i saw no point in walking a half hour home, just to be picked up immediately from there.

she was in very good spirits, though i believe a lot of that were the multiple drugs they were giving her. giggles were had. i made her a sammich and fed her pears.

they're doing additional tests on her tomorrow to see exactly what it is that is causing her wheezing, as well as whatever has been causing the horrible jolts to her feet that have been keeping her up at night. what little that we DO know, is that the left side of her heart is experiencing a dangerous amount of high blood pressure, though that's still sort of vague.

i'll let you know what's going on as i know it.

in the meantime? i need a nap.

*update* i had the nap, though i didn't sleep very well. they're taking her in this morning for some lung testing, and she said she'd call me and let me know as soon as she knows anything. thank goodness i don't have to work until 4.

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elysiangirl
Jan. 6th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
bless your heart.
*love*
aubkabob
Jun. 29th, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC)
*loves back*

thanks, hun.
fyer_eyes
Jan. 6th, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC)
All of my best wished for your mom :)
I hope they find out what's going on so she can start feeling better soon!!
aubkabob
Jun. 29th, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC)
eventually, after many painful tests, they told her 'you're fat. lose weight, and you'll feel better.' which, of course, caused a massive tantrum on her part because of having to feel that horridly until she actually dropped some weight.

the weight was dropped, the health was better, time passed.

now she's back to her old ways of eating anything and everything, although her diabetes is so horrid that she can't even feel her hands.

*sigh*
darkbarde
Jan. 6th, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC)
::sends good karma::
aubkabob
Jun. 29th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC)
i can always use that, thanks!
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aubkabob
Jun. 29th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
thanks. *huggoos back*
aintesduck
Jan. 6th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
Geez, I hope your mom gets better.
aubkabob
Jun. 29th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
thanks, luv. twas nothing compared to what poor Sue had to go through. *pets*
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aubkabob
Jun. 29th, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC)
thanks, luv. hopefully reading and responding to all of these now will help to resend out the good vibes so that she can start eating better and taking better control of her life to feel better once again.

stupid downward spirals.
clairedeloonie
Jan. 6th, 2005 10:42 pm (UTC)
I'll say a prayer for your mom, and for you. Take care, and know my thoughts are with you.
aubkabob
Jun. 29th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
thank you, luv.

oh, how i wish you would come back to lj!
ex_dogmeat720
Jan. 6th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
I really hope for her sake; and yours; that they find out what's causing the problem and rectify it, if not relieve it!

xxx
aubkabob
Jun. 29th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
they had told her, basically, that she was fat, to lose weight and all her problems would be solved. she did, they were, until she began to become complacent and fell back into her old eating (snarfing) habits.

what can you do?
greenminions
Jan. 7th, 2005 01:00 am (UTC)
I hope your mom feels better soon and everything is okay and not too painful.
aubkabob
Jun. 29th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
thanks hun, months later, for your well wishes.
carush_girl
Jan. 7th, 2005 03:01 am (UTC)
These type of situations, I never know how to react, my mother had a incident abit ago...Though in the end, it was no where near as what your mom had to go thru...
You shall do whatever you must do....
aubkabob
Jun. 29th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
i never know how to react, either. i remember my favorite manager taking me into the office and consoling me until my tears subsided.

that's one of the bad things about getting older, is the realization that your parents aren't going to be around forever.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 29th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
what you said made me think of what my children will go thru later when it is my time...time is so precious...
carush_girl
Jun. 29th, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC)
uhhhh that anonymous reply was me, I forgot I hadnt signed in...

;p
aubkabob
Feb. 2nd, 2006 02:04 am (UTC)
in reply to your OTHER comment, yes, time is VERY precious. makes me sort of sad that i seem to be so self-absorbed with work and school all the time, and whenever i'm not, i'm sitting here quite contentedly with my face to my computer monitor.
white_daisies
Jan. 7th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
I am praying for you and yours. <3
aubkabob
Jun. 29th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
thank you, hun. the prayers definitely helped for awhile. i think once that we all sort of saw the improvements and thought 'oh, it worked!' and stopped praying, that she started back on her downward spiral again.
pnwheelpop
Jan. 7th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
i hope everything works out with your mom. i'll keep her in my good thoughts...
aubkabob
Jun. 29th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC)
thank you, hun. *hugs*
onionsniper
Jan. 8th, 2005 08:11 am (UTC)
Big hugs to you and mom and Jessie.
aubkabob
Jun. 29th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
thanks hun. reading back on this, i remember how horrible it all was, but how afterwards, mom finally began to have a new lease on life and started making positive changes in her eating habits, which caused her to lose more weight, which caused her to feel better, which helped with her emotional stability...

but alas, it was only for a short time. i remember her telling me afterwards that she would not let herself ever get to that point again, that food wasn't worth it, but now....

i'm hoping things will improve once my brother moves back in.
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