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Hospital blues ~ this time, I'm not the patient [Dec. 7th, 2013|12:01 pm]
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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.
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[User Picture]From: martyan
2013-12-07 05:39 pm (UTC)
All my good vibes - your way, guys.
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[User Picture]From: rakshi
2013-12-07 05:45 pm (UTC)
Oh my! Good thoughts to you and your folks!

Love.


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[User Picture]From: mango_neko
2013-12-07 08:40 pm (UTC)
I hope your Mom is doing ok! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: mme_h_confessor
2013-12-07 09:50 pm (UTC)
All blessings and all healing and protection to your mother and to you and all of yours. May she have an easy, comfortable, and complete healing.

May you all be able to enjoy a lovely holiday season!
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[User Picture]From: sakuradite
2013-12-07 10:01 pm (UTC)
definitely keeping you in my thoughts~
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[User Picture]From: cleobatya
2013-12-08 05:37 am (UTC)
sending my prayers your way!
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[User Picture]From: tsuki_626
2013-12-12 07:13 pm (UTC)
You and your family are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. i'm hoping you will all have a safe, healthy and happy year's end and new year.

i do know how tricky it can be encouraging a parent to take care of a medical situation. my brother, daughter and i are always having to coax my 80 year dad through something. Good luck to you. ^ ^
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