Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Crazy night

Yesterday, my dh called me and told me that there was this nice house for sale in a area that we liked. We got out bidded on our previous house, so after being knocked on our butts, we decided to get up and wipe the dust off and keep moving. LOL This house was even more gorgeous than the last, bigger, and more yard for the dog, with a dog run. We put a bid in and hope we get it. Meanwhile we stop on the way home for Mexican food. We eat. I shower. As soon as I get out and get in the bed. My sister calls. I'm like wow, this is really late for Tracy to be up! She goes to bed with the chickens!! I mean my sister is literally in bed by 8pm and stone cold sleep by 8:30/9 during the week. You couldn't put me to sleep at that time with ANESTHESIA!!! Anyways, I knew something must be wrong if Tracy is calling at 10pm. She calls to inform me that my MOM was in the hospital and she has a serious STAPH infection and needed to be hospitalized. I am the type that when someone says MOM IN HOSPITAL, there's no calling me to let me know what is going on.....I go see for myself! I frantically get dressed and go all the way to Indiana where my mom is hospitalized. I am getting more worried by the second, and didn't help that I was stuck in TRAFFIC, because of all the freaking construction. Finally, make it there and she's being released. My mom complained and complained about being hospitalized. So they gave her a shot of CIPRO and she has to follow up with her doctor today. And he may admit her anyway! I am so angry at my mom. She should have allowed them to admit her. She says she hates hospitals. She was in there enough when she had cancer. I told her that I understand. But this isn't just a common cold we are talking about or something minor. THIS IS STAPH. It has already spread all over her legs and feet. If it gets into her BLOOD its over! It can be fatal. These are the days I wished my grandma was still ALIVE. Because she would have made my mom stay at the hospital. I was even willing to stay overnight with her...my sister had to be with our dad, because he has a scheduled colonostomy today.

I am scared to death, sitting on pins and needles, because I wished she would have taken that 48 hour observation they wanted to give her. I am not a doctor, so I don't know what to look for. I am home now! All I can do is keep calling her until dh gets off and then go to her house....

This lady is soooooo STUBBORN. I just want to SHAKE HER!
Please send up a prayer for my mom, that this infection subsides and that it does not continue to spread! Lord knows we don't need any other tragedies in this family. Pray for me to, because I feel like I am about to lose my mind. My mom has really made me a NERVOUS WRECK!

Dana

5 comments:

frazzledmom said...

OMG Dana - what a night! Prayers for your mom coming your way! That Staph is nasty - hope she's following her doctor's orders. You're an awesome daughter to go haring across the State to see what was going on for yourself. Hope your day improves.

Heather said...

I've got you in my prayer journal. Let us all know how she's doing.

Brown English Muffin said...

ahhh my mommy is just as stubborn. It's like you know the stubborness has got them through life and made the strong person that they are...but you just wish...just one time they would let their guard down or something.

You are in my prayers and I KNOW everything will work out.

em said...

So sorry to hear about your mom :(. Keep us updated on her...and the house!!!

BonnieRose said...

I'll be praying for her Dana. And for you, for strength. My mom is still in good health, and she lives over 8 hours away.. don't know what I would do if she got ill..