Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Update on Momma

Momma is not much better and I'm ticked at the Dr's office. I called at 8AM Monday morning and told them NOT to call mom and why. The nurse didn't get the message or over looked it because she called momma. She didn’t call momma till 3PM and they called her in some antibiotics & steroids. So, I had my niece who is in her 2nd year of RN school, check mom's lungs. I called my cousin who is “Head” over respiratory a few hours from here. He told me that the gurgle sound in mom's right lung meant pneumonia. I told him that her left lung had the normal wheeze, but she felt smothered on that side. He said that momma could be having a flare up with COPD along with pneumonia or she could be having congestive heart failure which is common in people who have COPD. I also told him about momma not knowing Da Da and other confusion and he said it could be the low oxygen due to COPD or congestive heart or both. I guess I need to have the DR check her heart the next time we see him. He also told me if we can hold off till after our Thanksgiving dinner Saturday before we talked about putting her in the hospital it would be best because mom would throw a fit to get out before she should. I agreed with him, but if she is not any better today I’m going to talk to her about calling the Dr again. If we don’t put her in the hospital I’m hoping somebody can sit with momma a few hours tomorrow for I can go to Dan’s grandmothers for Thanksgiving. We will just have to wait and see.
PS. I have a surprise for tomorrow, so stay tuned till then!
HUGS to ALL! & Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday!


Jettie said...

OOHh i do hope she will be feeling better!! I feel for you and hope better days!!
And thanks for checking in on us!! Our new little guy is so sweet!!
Have A blessed thanksgiving.

MOM #1 said...

I hope you get to have a fabulous Thanksgiving.

Hope momma is feeling better soon.

ChrisB said...

Oh your poor mom and all the worry this is giving you over thanksgiving. I hope she begins to recover soon.

I do hope that you manage to get someone to sit with your mom so you at least get to enjoying your thanksgiving dinner (hugs)

Anonymous said...

I hope you have a good Thanksgiving and all goes well at least for that.

Take care.