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.