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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #18030 on: May 15, 2024, 08:53:21 am »
Yes, I remember that drained feeling. When my mom started to have serious health issues, my father and stepfather were long gone. (She married older men.) But if the two parents are similar in age, it can be quite hard on one when the other one falters. The sight of your mom on oxygen must have surprised and upset him. To compound the problem, sometimes doctors can be very downbeat and paint the most negative picture of the situation. You and your siblings will have to help him navigate through this. Having a strong and capable partner beside him is very important to him, but he did promise to live "in sickness and in health" with her, so he will need to find the courage to go forward. Old age ain't for sissies!!

And you will need to find a way to get through this without being overly stressed. For me, I stopped on the way to seeing her and had a therapeutic bulgogi bowl, working a crossword puzzle, listening to calming music, and puttering in my garden when I got home. I curled up with my cat and read a good book. I feasted my eyes on glorious sunrises and sunsets and drove to the mountains. I don't recommend staycations at this point; you need to do more of a complete reset occasionally. But sometimes a staycation works if you work in special events such as a movie you've always wanted to see, a visit to a museum, or visits with friends.
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #18031 on: May 15, 2024, 03:53:23 pm »
Glad your mom is feeling better, Chuck. She always sounds so fun! Hope she's back to 100% and out of the hospital soon.




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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #18032 on: May 15, 2024, 05:00:08 pm »
I just got home from the hospital. My brother Chris is there now with dad.

Mom was moved MICU.  She is still on oxygen.  The doctors told us today that she appears to have Lupus, so they started her on steroids to combat this.  Lupus would also be causing the kidney issues.
They also did an ultrasound on her chest, I believe they said they found a pulmonary embolism.

She's resting comfortably.


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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #18033 on: May 15, 2024, 05:13:41 pm »
Best wishes for your Mum, Chuck!

I hope she's completely recovered and back home soon!

Don't forget to also take care of yourself in all this  :-*

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #18034 on: May 15, 2024, 09:55:45 pm »
I just got home from the hospital. My brother Chris is there now with dad.

Mom was moved MICU.  She is still on oxygen.  The doctors told us today that she appears to have Lupus, so they started her on steroids to combat this.  Lupus would also be causing the kidney issues.
They also did an ultrasound on her chest, I believe they said they found a pulmonary embolism.

She's resting comfortably.

I'm, sorry to hear of these developments. Sending best wishes.
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #18035 on: May 16, 2024, 10:09:10 am »
These sound serious. So glad they caught them in time!! Hope you, your brothers and Dad are coping okay.
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #18036 on: May 16, 2024, 05:43:52 pm »
Sorry to hear, Chuck. Keep us posted. We'll be sending healing thoughts.

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #18037 on: May 16, 2024, 05:57:16 pm »
I feel like this is a roller coaster.

Doctors confirmed that there are no pulmonary embolisms (emboli?).

However her oxygen levels dropped so she had to be sedated and intubated today. 


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Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #18038 on: May 16, 2024, 06:59:30 pm »
I'm so sorry to hear this, Chuck.

This is a terrible time for you and the whole family.

I wish your Mom speedy and complete recovery.

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #18039 on: May 16, 2024, 07:30:53 pm »
DId they say anything about the Lupus??
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