Update on my mom.

@Polly1 (12650)
United States
October 28, 2007 10:07am CST
I don't even know where to start. First off I do thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers. My moms surgery did go well, she is recovering from the surgery. She is sore, but is not in too much pain. The first few days were rough, she had a chest tube in and the tube is big. Now that, that is out she does feel better. On to the rest, everything else went haywire. She hasn't been doing good. at first they thought she might have had a stroke, they haven't totally ruled that out yet. They don't think that is what it is. She has had alot of confusion, weakness, mumbling. At one point she looked at me and didn't know who I was. That was scary and heartbreaking all at the same time. The confusion is better, but still comes and goes. Her sodium is low and they said that can make you confused. They are giving her that in an IV, thay have to go slow, if they don't, it can cause even more problems. She is sleep deprived too, that doesn't help. Now I just learned that they have to give her blood, her hemoglobin is way low. I ask for your continued prayers. We ask her where she is, she says LA LA land. I know the feeling, that where it feels my head has been. Thank you all, they originally thought she would be in the hospital maybe 3 days. She has been there since Tuesday. Monday they are going to do an EEG. She has been in bed all this time, so her recovery for getting up and about will take longer. I will be going to stay with her when she does get out. So you all will know where I am if no one hears from me. Take care all and thanks so much, it does help knowing I have friends praying for my mom. (and me too).
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@disvachic (10125)
• United States
28 Oct 07
Im sorry I missed it about your mother.Im glad her surgery went well.I hope your mother recovers soon.She will definitely be in my prayers.Stay strong.
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
28 Oct 07
Thanks so much and I am trying to stay strong, its just so hard to do. Its so hard to see her like this, she has always been so strong.
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@disvachic (10125)
• United States
28 Oct 07
I know how you feel.my father was in a similar situation.With God's will he came through. He is not the same before he had his stroke but thank God it could've been alot worse.Take care Polly.
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
29 Oct 07
I'm smiling, my mom is back to being my mom. She feels so much better, they gave her 2 units of blood, her sodium is up and her potassium is better. She is still weak and has more recovering to do, but I feel the worst is behind us. Yesturday too today is like night and day. I am so relieved. Thanks so much for your prayers.
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@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
28 Oct 07
Yes I understand all too well the good feeling people are there and sre actually praying for you. I'm thinking your Mom has gone through the worst at this point, and once they have her on her feet it's all good after that. Good that you will be looking after your Mom for awhile at home, we'll try to not miss you but I for sure will say prayers for both of you. Sometimes we wonder why we are faced with such big problems. You have my best always.
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
28 Oct 07
Thanks so much for your continued prayers. I am sure she has a few moe days in the hospital. I just talked with the nurse, she seems to be better today.
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
29 Oct 07
Here is the latest update. My mom is back to herself, I am so relieved, its a big weight off my sholders. They have her sodium up, her potassium is better and they gave her blood so now her hemoglobin is up. She looks better, feels better, she doesn't remember the last 4 days. Thanks so much for your prayers, it means the world to me.
• Canada
29 Oct 07
You are so welcome hon and thanks for the uplifting news. I am so happy for you and your mom. Just give her a hug for me. I'm sure she'll do just fine now.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
29 Oct 07
Hi polly, Try very hard not to be discouraged...These problems that your Mom is having can be a normal thing in a lot of cases..First off, your mom had a very major surgery,and at that time she was Not in real good health ...It is not unusuall to lose a lot of blood during surgery, and im sure she is very tired....The confusion can be caused by many things ,but im sure that will clear up,medication can cause a lot of confusion..She probably saw you and did not connect you because she was in a state of confusion at the time...I just had a total knee replacement myself some 3 weeks ago,now this is a major surgery but not as major as what your Mom has had..I needed blood too,and i was weak, tired and did not function well afterward...My throat was killing me,my nose bled for a week, i had no appetite...When they put you to sleep they are breathing for you,and the stuff they use can cause you to be confused,i was confused also..It causes you a lot of problems later,It affects your chest too.they came in and tried to give me breathing treatments and i could not do them...Its been three weeks since my surgery and im just now getting back to normal..EEg"s are a normal procedure,i doubt that your mom had a stroke at all.My brother had a very bad open heart surgery,he was so bad that they was afraid he would die before they got him into the operating room...He went through these same symtoms your mom is having .he had a valve replaced and 4 bypasses,today he is in very good health..I will continue to pray for your mom but try to be incouraged because i feel she will be ok,but it takes time...Thank you for the update and we will all pray togeather for your moms recovery....Please continue to keep us updated...
@villageanne (8579)
• United States
23 Nov 07
I am so glad that her surgery went well. I see that this was written four weeks ago, so I trust that she is well enough to not need her help now? Family is so very important.
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
23 Nov 07
Thanks so much.
@bonbon664 (3480)
• Canada
30 Oct 07
I will send you and your mom good vibes! It can be very frustrating for both of you when they can't figure out what is wrong. Make sure you take care of yourself. When you are worrying about something, you tend to ignore you own health and well being, and it would be bad if you got sick. So, take care.
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
23 Nov 07
Thanks so much, she is much better. I went and stayed with her after she was able to come home, thats why I haven't been on mylot.
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
29 Oct 07
I am glad to hear that your moms surgery went well and hope very much that she will be okay. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your mom and your family. I am sure everyone here understands that you will be spending a lot of time with your mom. Family always comes first and will be thinking of you and your mom.
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
30 Oct 07
Thanks so very much, take care. I will be seeing you when I get back.