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Mommy Issues

Often I compose my social media posts in the wee hours of the morning, then set them to post in the afternoon, when more people might be reading them. So it was early Friday, when I wrote about how my mom Linda Taylor had knee replacement surgery, and was recovering and undergoing rehab at North Ridge Village Nursing and Rehab in Albion.

By the time those posts actually came out, she was in the emergency room at Parkview Noble Hospital. I didn’t get a chance to cancel the posts because that’s where we headed, too. It’s been kind of a long week.

They thought she might have a pulmonary embolism. In short, that’s a Very Bad Thing. Her oxygen saturation was way too low, among other things, and to make matters worse they quickly determined she had an infection, and pumped about twenty different antibiotics into her at the same time. (I’m exaggerating, slightly.)

The next morning we had word that it’s a bad case of pneumonia. It might be, in fact, the first time in history that a pneumonia diagnosis was actually a relief. The sudden onset was certainly a shock. She’s getting better, but still having problems with double vision that they haven’t quite figured out.

So … that’s been our weekend. I don’t know how long she’ll be in the hospital, but she still needs some time back at North Ridge while her rehab is going on—either way, visits, cards, and letters would be much appreciated.

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enigmaticblues
Feb. 21st, 2016 01:23 am (UTC)
I hope your mom has a speedy recovery with no more bumps in the road!
ozma914
Feb. 21st, 2016 11:15 pm (UTC)
We had bumps. :-( but they're working on it.
sinetimore
Feb. 21st, 2016 03:59 am (UTC)
You are all in my prayers. Please take care.
ozma914
Feb. 21st, 2016 11:16 pm (UTC)
It's much appreciated, we need all the help we can get.
cornerofmadness
Feb. 21st, 2016 04:36 am (UTC)
I'm really sorry to hear that. I hope she recovers quickly
ozma914
Feb. 21st, 2016 11:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks -- we're working through the issues, hopefully.
petzipellepingo
Feb. 21st, 2016 08:18 am (UTC)
Sending more good vibes along to all of you.
ozma914
Feb. 21st, 2016 11:17 pm (UTC)
And we need them!
kazzy_cee
Feb. 21st, 2016 10:02 am (UTC)
So sorry she is going through this - I hope she makes a good recovery!
ozma914
Feb. 21st, 2016 11:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks -- she's having a rough time of it.
curiouswombat
Feb. 21st, 2016 10:15 am (UTC)
It might be, in fact, the first time in history that a pneumonia diagnosis was actually a relief.

Oh gosh - yes!

I hope she is already starting to improve.
ozma914
Feb. 21st, 2016 11:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Beaker! Sadly, it seems she had a stroke at some point during this whole process, but they're keeping a close eye on her and working through the problems.
deborahw37
Feb. 21st, 2016 12:44 pm (UTC)
Oh goodness! Glad it wasn't an embolism but Pneumonia is bad enough
ozma914
Feb. 21st, 2016 11:19 pm (UTC)
It sure is, at any age--and to make things worse, she's now got a stroke issue to work through.
angelus2hot
Feb. 21st, 2016 03:27 pm (UTC)
I hope she gets better soon. I'll keep y'all in my prayers.
ozma914
Feb. 21st, 2016 11:19 pm (UTC)
Much appreciated -- we need all we can get!
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