Monday, March 29, 2010

I'll Be Away for Awhile

I just wanted to post something quickly to let everyone know that I won't be posting for the next several days. My April shout out will be delayed and there will be no Weekly Rewind this week.

Late last week, Mom had what we thought was the stomach bug that was going around. By Saturday she sounded better and said she felt much better.

I arrived this morning to find her quite ill. Her doctor had no open appointments so we headed to the ER and as it turns out that is is where she needed to be. We took her in for what we thought was a bowel problem and the triage nurse discovered a problem with her heartbeat. She has had a problem with her heart for years but this is something new. That did not explain the belly pain so a CT scan was done and they did not find what we expected. She has an abdominal aortic aneurysm and has had it for some time. That may or may not explain her pain. When she started feeling ill she stopped taking all of her medications, including those for her heart. Her blood pressure was very high. They spent hours trying different drugs to bring it down.

Three times a charm, they found a drug that is working. It is hoped that her heart rhythm will sort itself out over night. She is still very ill and we haven't received many answers yet. Tomorrow there will be a parade of doctors through to try and figure out what needs to be done to get her back on her feet.

For tonight she is resting - and so am I. I see a very long and emotional week ahead.

20 comments:

Barbara said...

My prayers are with you and your mother. What a week you've had, first the great news about the house and now this. I sincerely hope she will improve quickly esp. since she is surrounded with love. We will all be here when you return, take your time.

Thomas MacEntee said...

I will keep you and Mom and the rest of the family in my thoughts and prayers this week.

Is there anything you need? Your genealogy blogging friends are there to help.

Amanda (the librarian) said...

Prayers and good thoughts for you, your mom, and your family.

Joan said...

Blessings to you, your mom and your family.

Deborah Andrew said...

Our thoughts are with you, your mother and your family. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do.

Terri said...

So sorry to hear your news. Sending prayers for healing and strength.

Greta Koehl said...

Will be praying for your mom, you, and your family. I hope all turns out well.

Carol said...

Adding you and mom to my long prayer list! Remember to take care of Apple too, if you are down you cannot be there for her and the rest of the family. Modern medicine is a wonder. Vitual hugs!

Nancy said...

Apple, I hope you learn without delay what will help your mom so she can be on the road to recovery soon. I'll include you both in my prayers.

Debbie Blanton McCoy said...

My prayers are with your mom and your family.

Wendy said...

You and your mom are in my thoughts. Take care of her and yourself.

Michelle Goodrum said...

You, your mom and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. My sister-in-law experienced that. It's scary.

Take care of yourself too.

Harriet said...

You and your mother are in my prayers.

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Sorry to hear about your mother. You will be in my thoughts. Let me know if there is anything I can do from afar.

Brenda said...

I will pray for a quick recovery for your mom. You did the right thing in getting her emergency care. Take care!

Lisa Swanson Ellam said...

Prayers for your family and the doctors treating your mom.

Cheryl Fleming Palmer said...

Take your time Apple...do what is important. Sure hope your mom gets feeling better real soon. Prayers and thoughts for you, your mom and your family!

Taylorstales-Genealogy said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless all of you!

Southwest Arkie said...

Prayers for you Mom and for you.

Gini said...

Apple, my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your mom. I went thru this with my mom last Mother's Day, she was so ill. Please take care of yourself and your loyal followers will be here when your ready. If you need anything, please let us know.