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post #31 of 52
Would she be oriented to date if you got her a large desk-size calendar that she could have on her nightstand? Just sending you thoughts and prayers.
post #32 of 52
Thread Starter 
well I dont think so as the nurses right the date on her bourd , she is only a day or two off but it is worrisome...
post #33 of 52
Still sending major vibes to you and your mom at this time{{{{{}}}}}
post #34 of 52
What is her diagnosis? Is her disorientation a result of her medication or sis she have a stroke or the beginnings of dementia. You said the bottom part of her lungs were no longer working, is she a smoker or is it something else.
If these questions are too personal, just ignore. I was just trying to get a handle on what is wrong and what can be expected.

Sending good thoughts and results for both of you.
post #35 of 52
Thread Starter 
She has Emphasema aka COPD( i have copd too but ) ... Yes she does smoke thou( crosses fingers she may have quit).... I do know what is comming just not sure since she has been in the same leval for about 6 years .... Her dr wants to talk to me ... I am not looking frd to this...
post #36 of 52
Good luck, Doc might think she would be better off in an assisted living place. Remember the hospital social worker should be able to help you and her. Sorry you are having such a hard time now.
post #37 of 52
Thread Starter 
I talked to one of the drs ... They are trying to gauge where to put her... I am hoping since she is up and walking a little to get her home... My question is should I check for a company or individual as shell need some care I may not know how to provide... She seems to be getting a little better just slow slow ....
post #38 of 52
Just read this thread - so sorry you are going through this. I do hope you find a solution to care that will be OK for your Mom.
post #39 of 52
I hope your mother continues to improve.
post #40 of 52
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
I talked to one of the drs ... They are trying to gauge where to put her... I am hoping since she is up and walking a little to get her home... My question is should I check for a company or individual as shell need some care I may not know how to provide... She seems to be getting a little better just slow slow ....
Jennifer, ask the hospital, and check with Medicare, about having a nurse come daily or 2 -3 times weekly to provide the care you can't, and to give you a break, which you'll need. My father, who already had asbestosis, suffered a massive stroke, and my mom kept him at home and cared for him for 6 years. Medicare did pay for nurse's visits when they were necessary, e.g., after he suffered a broken hip from a fall, or developed cellulitis after catching his paralysed arm in the wheelchair.
post #41 of 52
ask the hospital social worker, and call you local office of aging/disability. They should be able to direct you to the resources available in your community.
post #42 of 52
Thread Starter 
Thank you I will check on all of this... You guys do not know how much you help... I am the only family left and am old enough to have kids but not have my parent the kid...
post #43 of 52
Jennifer, I'm so sorry your mom is so sick. I hope her condition improves soon. My thoughts are with you both.
post #44 of 52
Just wishing you all the help you and your mom need. Keeping you in my thoughts.
post #45 of 52
I just caught up with this... my heart goes out to you. I am sending prayers your way.
post #46 of 52
Oh hon, I'm sending you lots of positive energy! It always feels so much worse then it is due to the season...chin up!

I'll be on line most of today (It's saturday morning for me already) if you can't sleep and need to chat!
post #47 of 52
I just caught onto this thread - sending major hugs, prayers and vibes your way!!! I have a brain damaged daughter and know how stressful being a caretaker is I'm glad that your mom has you. It is such a hassle, dealing with the person's medical and personal problems and then having to deal with agencies, appointments, managing your loved one's finances, shopping, etc., etc.,etc. - it's no wonder that caregivers often get ill themselves.
Sometimes I think that if it weren't for TCS, I would have major depression. To be honest, though, I'm starting to have some health issues, and that is despite the fact that my parents are having my daughter stay with them for awhile, to give my husband and me a break. My husband waited till age 50 to get married, and married me, but I don't think he realized what having a dev. disabled person would be like; sometimes I wish that we had a caregiver's forum here in TCS cuz it seems like catlovers are the most compassionate people in the world
Please keep us updated on your mother's condition and situation. You're not alone in this
post #48 of 52
Thread Starter 
NOT GOOD NEWS...

Either the infection went into Moms stomach ( I have this happen alot) or she has two infections... She doesnt want me visiting so I may just work tomarrow( make up for a missed demo) ... I am not hadleing this well...
post #49 of 52
Maybe you should go to work to distract yourself from your problems. Your mother is in the hospital and should be receiving the proper medical care. Maybe you can go visit after work and have dinner with her. Take in something to eat.

Hang in there, just do what you can, and try not to stress out. I know that is easier said than done, but you have to try.
post #50 of 52
I am sorry to read this. I know you want your Mom home, but sounds like she needs the care of being in the hospital. Do what is best for you tomorrow...if you need to see her, go after work.

If you are a member of a church, go to services Christmas eve. Please pm me any time, and let me know if there is anything we can do.
post #51 of 52
Thread Starter 
Well I would have kept her at least one more day but the DR didnt agree ... Mom is home and I am hoping shell be okay ... I will likely be sleeping in her room for a few nights.. Thank you for all the vibes...
post #52 of 52
Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself...no good for your mom if you get sick from all this stress.
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