Wednesday, March 26, 2008

No matter what the problem, she could always put it right........

Good Evening Bloggers,

Just a little update as I've just arrived home from Newcastle and it's 12.07am.

Mum is doing better this week. This afternoon, she was moved in an Acute Nursing Unit, which is a step on the way to a general ward from the Intensive Care Unit, via an overnight visit in the High Dependency Unit. She is still very, very unwell, but is attempting to administer her own pain medication, and manage breathing through the trachy tube without assistance until she becomes too tired to cope any longer, and her O2 levels drop, so the nurses help her out with a bit of oxygen. She has been attempting to talk, but with little success, as co-ordinating her breathing and speech via the trachy is tricky at the best of times. The repeated efforts just wear her out.

Her puffiness has started to subside, and her weight loss is becoming apparent, but her poor old belly is still very swollen and painful. I'm still not sure how she feels about all her "attatchments", but Mum seems to have resigned her self to remaining with us for the time being. I think that she's just too tired to do any thing else.

Anyhoo, I'm off to bed. Work in the morning. After tomorrow, I have just 5 days left in the Daycentre, before 2 weeks leave prior to starting my traineeship.

Where did all the time go?????????

Goodnight, everyone xoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxo

4 comments:

Kathleen said...

Great to hear that Mum is on the mend!

Time is flying for sure!

Anonymous said...

good to hear that you have some time to catch your breath.Lucky

The Tall Red Head said...

So glad that your Mum is getting better...have been thinking of you, just been a bit caught up in my own world...

Good luck on the work front....

poody said...

It is a long slow road to recovery but at least it is the right road girl! Love ya !