Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Mom's Hospital Adventure '05; Over Before it Began

Thanks to everyone for keeping Mom in your prayers. Here's what's going on: Mom spent the night in the hospital Sunday night, but by Monday morning was having severe anxiety and wanted to go home. Her doctor told her she could go and continue her antibiotic regimen at home, but that surgery was pretty much inevitable. That was fine with her, but she didn't realize that at home she wouldn't be getting pain medicine, because the doctor didn't want it going through her colon. So she was happy to be home for a couple hours on Monday and then began to doubt the intelligence of her decision to leave her nice pain meds. By the end of the day she was in acute pain and burning up with a fever. We paged the doctor, and were considering going back to the hospital, but he told her that the antibiotics should kick in soon and urged her to give it 48 hours. 48 hours is a long time when you are in that state, but just a few hours later her fever broke and today she has felt much better. Thanks again, I know she appreciates everyone's concern.

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