Saturday, January 22, 2011

I heart you all. Big time.

Hey peeps. I'm back.

First of all, a great big Thank You to all of your well wishes, thoughts and prayers. I heart every single one of you.

My Mom is home from the hospital. They think they identified the specific bacteria causing the infection and put her on antibiotics to treat that. They sent her home with instructions to follow up with all her various doctors. She also has to go to physical therapy due to some weakness in her left side.

They also found a benign 'spot' on the frontal lobe of her brain. That's just about the scariest thing to hear. Ever.

However, they think it's not related to anything that happened and don't see any cause for concern. She just has to have a follow up mri in a couple months.

So, for now, all is well. We have all given her specific instructions to check her temperature at least two times daily and to call the doctor at any sign of fever or icky feelings.

We have also all agreed that if any symptoms return, we are taking her to another hospital. They clearly had very little interest in figuring out what was causing her illness until we all became vocal with our complaints.

My brother and his wife opened my Mom's door and proceeded, very loudly, to voice their disgust with the lack of care my Mom was receiving. I also called and had a firm conversation with the nurse. Only after all that did the doctor actually take an interest.

It's really sad that we have to be bitchy and threaten to take my Mom elsewhere in order to get proper care.

Those bastards.

So, again...Thank you to everyone. I'm doing much better. It's still really hard for me to see her like this. It's hard to accept that she's struggling like she is. But, we'll get through it. I've been blessed with a very close, loving and supportive family and I know we will all be there for each other.

I'll be back later with something a little more lighthearted. MB already told me that my last post wasn't funny and he was disappointed.


  1. So glad to hear your mom is doing better (and that you're doing a little better, too, obviously). I'm also so relieved to hear that you guys will take her elsewhere if it happens again - I would have been apeshit INSANE if I had been in your position with doctors who didn't care. RAWR.

    Still sending love.

  2. So sorry. It's so difficult.
    I hope things are much much better...


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