Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Part 1 of momma and my Holiday

It probably is a good thing I haven't been online much these last few days. One day over tired, the next over stressed and so forth and so on. But I do have to say it has turned out to be one of the nicest Holidays we have had in a long time. Even thou we put momma in the hospital last Sunday and she expected me to do a 100 chores plus stay up there almost the whole time. It wasn't that bad at 1st, but I got wore out. I wouldn't complain thou because she has always been there for me. Last Friday night she threw a fit on the nurses to come home. My Pastor and his wife just happened to show up when I got there. My pastor's wife called my oldest brother trying to help us make momma stay. The nurses told us if momma went home before discharged that her hospital bill wouldn't be paid, the Pulmonary Dr's would drop her and she wouldn't be sent home with her oxygen that she was qualified for. I told the nurses that she was over pumped up on steroids and needed a shower. They let Sam and I take her for a ride in the wheel chair to get out of the room and allowed me to take her to the next floor to give her a bath. While Sam and I had her down riding in the wheel chair she told Sam to go home that all she needed was me because I was her wonder women! I was flattered, but also wish my brothers would step in and help, but I guess now I know why they haven't. I finally got her a bath and calmed down about mid night. I wasn't expecting the Dr to release her till sometime this week, but mom called me the next morning while I was cleaning her house and washing her clothes and told me that the Dr had released her. My nieces on my brothers' side and I had planned on making candy that day, plus I was hoping someone else would take her clean clothes to her for I could get a little rest, but it didn't happen that way. I think the Dr. only released momma because of her fit she threw the night before. The Charge Nurse told me that even thou momma qualified for oxygen the Dr wasn't sending her on any and said he would she her in the ER with in a week. This made me really mad!, but I don't guess there is nothing I can do about it. Two of my nieces and I cooked a lot of candy that Saturday night then I got up the next morning and cooked most of our Christmas dinner for Monday. I went back early Monday and finished up the rest and then came back home to finish what I had here. Even thou momma got really tired and had to lay down most of the time we were all there, we had a peaceful, happy time!
(Here are a few pictures @ momma's)

(The last picture is one of momma. She is the one on the end in pink. You can click on the pictures to get a better view. Oh! I guess you can tell I got my Digital camera for Christmas I wanted)
When I went and gave momma a bath tonight she told me she didn't want to go back in the hospital, but wanted me to take care of her at home. I don't blame her! I guess I will call the Dr's office tomorrow and see what we can work out. I don't know if she will pull out of this or continue going down, but I do know that I'm thankful that I had her one more Christmas and it turned out so good.
I will post more of my concerns and more of our other family Holiday tomorrow.


Junebug said...

Great pictures, especially the one of the kids in the tree! Well, I hope you get some rest and help from the rest of your family in taking care of your mom.

Anonymous said...

I am glad you had a great family dinner after all, and how wonderful you got a new digital camera, not just for you, but for the rest of us to see your lovely family. How wonderful your mom was able to come home, and without oxygen. Hopefully things will work out with the Dr. but don't spread yourself too thin with caring for your Mom, you need to take care of yourself too. I am so happy you had a good and peaceful Christmas.

Pamela said...

My mother loved the family get togethers at Christmas.

She died in a nursing home - and there are times that I wish I could have been a stay at home daughter... and available to take care of her.

I was able to help her (grocery shop, bathe, etc) before she had her 2nd stroke.

Your post brought much back to me.