|Hospital blues ~ this time, I'm not the patient
||[Dec. 7th, 2013|12:01 pm]
It's been a crazy year - & I am hoping things pick up in 2014|
My Mom called me on Wednesday evening to ask if I would take her to the eye Dr. the following day.
"I've been having double vision & I'm dizzy". O_o Of course, Leigh & I urged her to go to the ER STAT~!
Leigh was all ready to take her to Chez Beau but she refused. Leigh convinced her to take an aspirin & we asked
her to smile & do those physical tests to rule out a stroke.
The following morning I took her to the Eye Dr. - who quickly ruled out eye trouble & told her to GO TO THE ER
With some urging, I took her to Heritage. (the neighborhood hospital) Her blood pressure was really high so they admitted her
& did a CTscan - which showed a prior mini stroke. My Mom was ready to leave & put up a fight when they wanted to admit her.
Again, after urging from the attending Physician she stayed put.
The MRI showed signs of a mild stroke - & her carotid arteries showed blockage of 50% on 1 side/ 70% on the other.
Dr. Leigh predicted all of this - as well as her reaction. My Dad said she sounded less stressed today & we will soon
go to see her.
Please send some prayers/good vibes our way.