Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wednesday, this is Wednesday, right?


There has been no time to update here recently, or even read any of my favorite friends blogs. Due to the lack of sleeping space here, I have been unable to even get on any of our puters, it seems that my tap-tap-tapping of the keyboard is loud and causes sleepers to wake. Since my laptop has been commandeered by my youngest...I have been waiting for folks to wake before I get on the computers in either bedroom and once they are awake, I find myself with no time to do it at all. So, I am here now, but late - it will soon be six-thirty.


My mother is not improving at all. She is still on the ventilator, and has a new added tube for feeding. They did a lung scope yesterday and saw no cancer, but the pneumonia is bad, and apparently resistant to anti-biotics. They did do a culture in the hopes that once it grows, it will tell them which one to use to fight the infection. On Sunday, we felt hopeful. On Monday, it was clear that she had taken another turn for the worse, and we were asked by the nursing staff to let her rest, apparently the whole family gathering there was detrimental to her healing. Since the family was all in town to see her, my youngest sister and her kids and husband went home yesterday, with plans to return on the weekend. Of course, my mom cannot talk with all the tubes in and I can tell she is extremely frustrated by that. All in all, this whole thing sucks. Trav is still here, spending her days at the hospital to at least sit with Richard, who has not left my mom's side, but all of us are staying out of her room, other than a minute here and there. I know that being in ICU is different than a regular hospital stay and I understand that she is there to rest and get better, but it really feels bad not to be in the room with her.


There are many other things happening around here, but all of them have been put on hold by this - and there are many things I am not remembering to do, or I am just plain blowing off, and I am going to have to get back to them...such as getting prepared for my job. I cannot even think right now---so many people have been here, and so much bad stuff happening, but not being able to eat will be the next bad thing if I don't get it together. Heavens, heavens, heavens.


I will get back to you all soon. In the meantime, know I am thinking about you all. Later.

10 comments:

Terri said...

and we are thinking of you too!

Mary said...

My heart felt sympathy to you. Watching your parent or child suffer is the hard to bear. I'm thinking of you with prayers.

Gypsy said...

Big hugs to you and your family Jamie and warm healing thoughts to your mum. Take care of yourself, please remember to do that :)

bonnie said...

I'm so sorry. This long story is so hard. There are so many stories of negligent physicians and understaffed hospitals. You just cannot be in a hospital alone as a patient without an advocate. I know you are working so hard for your mom and it's good when you can be there for her. Don't worry about all the bad stuff. Do what you have to do. Hugs coming at you.

Brad said...

Sending you all love & hugs - wish I could do more.

B

Golden To Silver Val said...

You're in my prayers. Hopefully Mom will start to show some improvement very soon. My heart just goes out to you...I, too, wish I could do more. Big hugs and love, Charlotte

Kelly Jene said...

The Lord is with you... reach out to Him. I can't even understand how much you're dealing with right now. I'm glad you had time to update us. Please take care of yourself, you need to stay strong.

I love you!

M Chickk said...

Thinking of you too. Take care of yourself.

Cheryl said...

And we're thinking of you. Thank goodness your mom is in ICU. She's getting the best care possible. It must be so hard to see her hooked up to all the machinery. I went through it with both of my parents. And to know that she's so close and you can't be with her. I'm so sorry. Is the new job understanding of this medical emergency? I hope they're holding the job for you so you can concentrate on your family.

fiwa said...

I'm thinking about you and keeping your mom in my prayers. I wish I could be there to give you a cuddle.

All my love,
fiwa