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A 30 year old wife and mother. I work in table games at a local casino. I read, stitch, and play games on my computer. And I seem to be totally in love with owls for some reason. ;)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

More Issues

Well, they aren't computer issues this time. I swear, it never rains but it pours.

Thursday I had to have my grandmother transported to the hospital. She seemed to be having problems breathing and she wasn't coherent. When we got to the hospital, we found she was covered head to toe in a very itchy rash.

She is doing better. Apparently, the mental confusion was most likely attributed to a low sodium count. We still do not know what caused the rash. She has no memory of the past few days, but she is able to carry on a conversation now. They have her on a sodium drip and a potassium drip. Her sodium levels are coming back up. I'm hopeful that things are going to go back to normal.

She is 80, but is usually sharp as a tack. Her sister has come up from Texas to help care for her. I'm not sure when she is going to get out of the hospital. The rash is still there, but at least now, she is not is such discomfort that she moans whenever she breathes. She says she was never in pain though. When I saw her today, she said she never realized that she was moaning with each breath.

It has been hard to see her like this. This woman raised me for most of my childhood and I can only remember her being sick two times. Once was when she had shingles, and the other I'm not sure what. But I remember her laying on the couch with the lights out and a trash can by her head.

The hardest part of this was when she was still confused. She knew who I was and her son Kevan. But she didn't know that her husband had passed on 1 1/2 years ago. She didn't know the year, but she knew what hospital she was in. She couldn't remember that I called an ambulance for her. She had no memory of driving herself to urgent care that morning. Seeing her like that was hard on me and I'm really glad that part is mostly over. I can handle the slips in memory that she is having now.

She was our babysitter for Alex on the weekends when both Steve and I worked. Right now, I'm not sure what is going to happen there. :( We'll make do best we can, I guess. You gotta do whatcha gotta do I guess.


Kate said...

Remy, Sorry to hear about your Grandmother. Glad to hear she is doing better. Take it easy. Don't sweat the small stuff and it is all small stuff. Happy Easter!

Daffycat said...

I hope your grandmother recovers quickly! ***hugs***

Terry said...

Glad that your Grandmother is doing better. Hope she fully recovers quickly and that things settle down for you.

Mel said...

I hope your grandmother is okay.
Tough stuff to see someone like that beaten down by illness for sure.

Lisa said...

Positive thoughts and prayers being sent your way on this Easter holiday!
Take care!
Lisa in CA

Carolyn NC said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother, but so glad she is doing better! Will be praying for her and you all!

CindyMae said...

I am sorry to hear about your grandmother. That confusion is a really hard thing to deal with, I know! I am keeping your grandmother and family in my thoughts and prayers!

Yoyo said...

Hope you grandmother continues to improve, sending healing energy and positive thoughts your way.

Debra said...

Sorry to hear about grandma, hope she recovers fast.

saras said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Grandmother too!

Would you please contact me asap about the Friendship RR? I guess your email is still down? If you can't email, you could contact me on my blog. Thanks!

Sharon said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother, I wish her a speedy recovery.

Patricia Lessell said...

Remy I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother and hope she gets 100% better real soon. I don't know how I missed your posting but I obviously did but have caught up with you now. I hope things are heaps better now. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Michele said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother. I hope things are going better for all of you.

You have a couple of RR's at your house, Lisa's and mine. With everything you have going on I know the last thing you needs is stitching commitments. Would you mind mailing them off to the next person to stitch and then we'll get them back to you when things are a little calmer. I miss seeing mine being stitched on :(

saras said...

wierd how you can't contact anybody! Please will you email me?

marylin said...

Hello, I like very much your blog!
Best regards of FRANCE bientot on my blog you too marylin

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

I wish your Grandmother all the best for a speedy recovery.
Be always in stitches.

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