ctlss's Journal, 01 April 2013

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER HOSPITAL...


Last night at about 10 pm baby sis called. Mom was having a lot of trouble walking, and in fact, could not do so and needed to be moved by wheel chair. There is a problem with the knee. So I told her to call 911, get an ambulance, and go to the ER. I got dressed and headed out the door to meet her there. Tests, tests, and more tests. She is unable to walk without major assistance, and so they kept her. Today we had more tests including a CT scan and while in the middle of that, she had a seizure. Not a major one, but bad enough. When they got her back to the room she had another small one. This led to more tests, blood work, and a transfer to a different unit in the hospital so they could monitor her better. Tomorrow she has an EEG scheduled and a consult with a neurologist. All this is good. The doctor said today that he thinks it is time for her to go to a skilled nursing facility, at least for a while, and get some rehabilitation and therapy.

So, the end result is that I just got home at 9:30 this evening, after spending nearly 24 hours at the hospital, with a cafeteria that is closed more than open. I had a serving of pistachios, a serving of pork rinds, a serving of almonds, a salad, 2 ounces of cooked carrots, an ounce of cooked sweet peppers, and 3 ounces of chicken. Not much, but I stayed on track. I did stop and buy a breakfast bowl at Steak n Shake, but when I saw it had hash browns in it, I tossed it in the trash. My food intake was rounded out with 6 cups of coffee and about 3 hours sleep. Not good, but could have been a whole lot worse. The vending machines are always open! lol

I have to head back down in the morning and be there by about 7:30 so I can meet with the docs and find out what the treatment plan is.

Tonight is the opening night of BASEBALL for the CARDINALS!!! YAY...we wait all winter for this day, and I made it home just in time to hear the game.

Well, that's all the news that's fit to print from my corner...hope all is well in yours!

TTFN!

~Stef~

Diet Calendar Entry for 01 April 2013:
996 kcal Fat: 58.52g | Prot: 71.52g | Carb: 51.32g.   Breakfast: Great Value Powdered Creamer, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Packets, Rudolph's Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds. Lunch: Lettuce Salad with Assorted Vegetables (Including Tomatoes and/or Carrots), Mezzetta Deli-Sliced Roasted Bell Pepper Strips, Kirkland Signature Raw Almonds, Chicken Breast, Cooked Carrots. Dinner: Lettuce, Tanimura & Antle Green Onion, Pompeian Red Wine Vinegar, Hill Country Fare Bacon Wrapped Beef Fillets, Kroger Sunflower Kernels, Olive Oil, Celery, Cucumber (Peeled), Zucchini, Sweet Potato. Snacks/Other: Wonderful Pistachios (Package). more...
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Wow, what a day huh? I hope Sis is gonna be okay.  
02 Apr 13 by member: kingkeld
Wishing your Mom all the best with the test results today. Hope she won't have to stay away from her home for very long.  
02 Apr 13 by member: BuffyBear
What? Wow, Stef, so sorry to hear this. Prayers for your mom, you and your whole family. Hope she gets better quickly. 
02 Apr 13 by member: Helewis
Hi Stef, so sorry to hear that your mum is having difficulties. It is a good idea to have her transferred to a rehab type facility for a little bit, to help her heal and rest. I hope Jacob is doing okay too. It's Toad's Wild Ride at your end of town right now isn't it? Glad you did okay with your eating and stuff. I'm always here for you, as you are for me. Sorry our interim pastor isn't doing it for you. I think actually you would be a great 'preacher' - you could absolutely give a great sermon and give some great insights. I love reading your Sunday journals and picking up what you learned from Pastor Mark. You are my church - lol. Holding you close in my heart and praying for health for your family.  
02 Apr 13 by member: sarahsmum
Hope you got some good rest. I am so sorry about your mom. I hope she improves and I think it is probably a great idea to get her the skilled care she needs. I am praying for you. 
02 Apr 13 by member: chattycathy1955
Sending prayers for your family and your MOM.  
02 Apr 13 by member: Neptunebch
Yes Stef, we are hangin in there with you. Sending her and you some good vibes. ~tig 
02 Apr 13 by member: iamtig
Wishing you and your family the very best!! (((HUGS))) ♥ 
02 Apr 13 by member: RubyRedSox
Gosh Stef, how scary that must have been! Kudos to you for staying on track under really challenging circumstances. You'd think that in a hospital, the Food Service folks would have at least some reasonable alternatives available overnight, even if it's not worthwhile to have full service going on. Kind of makes you feel for the night shift, doesn't it? Hope you get some good news from the doctors today. 
02 Apr 13 by member: Sandy701
Aww, so sorry for your poor mom, I how is she handling it? You get some rest! 
02 Apr 13 by member: Lizzygracemusic
Hope things turn out ok for your mom. I'll be thinking of you guys. HUGS! 
02 Apr 13 by member: tglenna
My prayers are with you, your sister and especially your Mom.God answers prayers. 
02 Apr 13 by member: BComingSlim
Praying for your Mom, Stef 
02 Apr 13 by member: ruby128
Stef, I know you are going to get through this with you mom, so stay up there in that high energy zone you have .... get your mom through this. I am relieved she will be in such good care and get some therapy. It will be a lot of pressure off you and give you some rest once there is a schedule released. If she isn't walking, then you can't possibly do it all for her. Keep us posted. Well done on your eating. Just remember to eat. Love you and my prayers for you all. Hugs! 
03 Apr 13 by member: Mom2Boxers
Sorry to hear your mum is having so much trouble. Hope all is well now. Take care and good work on your foods. HUGS:) 
03 Apr 13 by member: LauPug1

     
 

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