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News from my folks...

My mother has been weak and out of sorts for four weeks now. The doctor finally called her and told her that she has anemia and that she's to take vitamins. So mom does what this doctor says to do. My dad is on oxygen all the time and has to test his level every day to be sure he's getting enough, so he had mom sit down and do it and her oxygen level was 34. My dad has Emphysema and his reads in the 80's all the time. So dad rushed her up to Urgent care and they sent her right to the hospital. They were waiting for them when they arrived and took mom right upstairs to the heart unit. They had to put a pacemaker in. So now she has a little color back in her cheeks again and is feeling better already. My brother said she's so glad it turned out to be something because she was feeling like a dope every time she called that doctor. Anemia my ass. I'm going to have my sister check on her tomorrow and then let me know if I need to fly down and help her out. I'm going the first of Feb. for two weeks, but if mom needs me, I'm there. My dad just called and said that mom is doing 70% better already, so the doctors say she'll be able to go home tomorrow and that pacemaker will last her for 15 years. Mom and dad had a good laugh about that. Mom is 83 right now. She said the doctor was very optimistic about having a new one put in, in 15 years. LOL Dad says he'll call if they need me, but right now they think they'll be just fine. My prayers were answered, let me tell ya. Okay, I'm done rambling. Oh did I mention that they're getting a new doctor? Dad and mom both agreed on that subject.

Have a nice weekend,
Patt

UPDATE:

I talked to my mom on the phone tonight and the doctor said she has to rest for a week and then she'll feel like dancing again. Mom told him,"I don't dance now." He told her that she might just feel so good that she'll feel like it. :) She sounded sore and weak, but today was only day two. I asked her if she wanted me to come down and she said no,it would take dad's job away. He's been cook, cleaner and nurse for the last three weeks, she doesn't want to let him go now. LOL Things are looking up. :)

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caarianna
Nov. 28th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
Whew! Things can sure happen fast! I'm glad it was such a positive outcome! ::hugs::
pattrose
Nov. 28th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
The doctor tonight told dad that she couldn't have gone on much longer like she was. She would have died. That upsets me just to type it. Anyhow, things turned out all right and things will be back to normal soon. Thanks for reading.
Hugs, Patt
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pattrose
Nov. 28th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie. I'm sure she'll do better soon.
Hugs, Patt
grey853
Nov. 28th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, that's so scary! I'm glad she's okay, though.

I swear, some doctors make me so mad. They pretty much discount older patients and don't treat them right at all.

I'm glad your dad had enough sense to check her out and take her into the hospital. Go, dad.

{{{hugs}}} to you and your family.
pattrose
Nov. 28th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the hugs. I hate being out of town when things like this happen. :( But she has a lot of kids in town, so that makes it easier on mom. Hopefully she'll get to go home today. That's the plan anyhow.
Hugs, Patt
snufflesdbear
Nov. 28th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
There are some doctor's who just think they know *everything*, and totally discount you when you try to talk to them. I am so glad she is getting a new doctor. Isn't it amasing how quick things are with pacemakers these days? I remember when I was younger, a friend's dad got one. He was in hospital for weeks, then really weak and at home for quite a while after. These days, you can be back to work in a matter of a couple of weeks!

How scarey, and glad your dad was on the ball and checking her. *he's a HERO!*
pattrose
Nov. 28th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
He is a hero. He handled everything yesterday with total calm. But when I talked to him last night he was exhausted and rattled. He's 86 for gosh sakes. I want to just kick that doctor in the teeth.
Hugs, Patt
scherwood
Nov. 28th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)

I'm glad your mum is getting better, and that your dad helped her! :)

*shakes head at doctor*

*hugs to you, and your family*
pattrose
Nov. 28th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the hugs, you can never have too many of them. Yes, I'm thrilled that everything worked out all right.
Hugs, Patt
candygram_5000
Nov. 30th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
Damn that sort of doctor who doesn't know what's he talking about!! I had the same problem with my grand-Pa doc, and the discovering of his illness was too late. Incompetence!! I'm relieve that your Mom is safe and will be well soon. (((hugs)))
pattrose
Nov. 30th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you, CG. We're very grateful that they figured it out.
Hugs, Patt
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