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We could use some prayers.

I'm staying longer at my mom and dad's house. I was set to leave on Thursday morning,but at 11:00 last night an ambulance took mom to the hospital. She couldn't breathe right and was having a horrid time. My dad and I followed them there and they immediately had to set her up in a room with cardiac equipment. At first they thought it was Pneumonia, but then they realized the fluid was around her lungs, not in them and it also surrounded her heart. She was taken for a CAT scan and xrays right away and had to be on this special breathing machine the entire time. Her blood pressure was 270/160. She was so bad. THey tranfered her to ICU and began working like crazy on her to get some of the fluids drained and they gave her a shot to calm her down. That helped her breathe easier. She was more scared than anything. I talked to the doctor today and said there are many more tests to be done but he was certain it was her heart. WE're all freaking out. Two years ago she had to have a pace maker put in, but now we're talking about heart disease. My poor dad is about insane with worry. He's 87 years old and told me tonight that he wouldn't know what to do without mom in his life. He still calls her his best gal. I just held him for a long while and we then did some praying that God will help her during the night. They moved her from ICU to the cardiac care unit. So now tomorrow we'll see what some of the tests tell us. She's 84,almost 85 and she said she's ready when the Lord calls her. Statements like this don't reaally help. Did I mention that I'mg going to be staying until the 26th instead. I hope things work out. Gosh, dad and I didn't sleep at all last night, so we're hoping to sleep tonight. I just had to vent. I'm worried and hope that this week will turn out to be a good one.

Hugs, Patt

UPDATE: mom has congestive heart failure. They took a echocardiogram (not how it's really spelled) and the results worried the doctor so tomorrow they are scoping her artery that goes to her heart and will have a look through the camera at what damage has been done. She's not happy about taking more meds(she hates taking meds) but she isn't complaining because she knows that it's what's keeping her alive right now. She's also not thrilled about using oxygen but knows it part of the package deal. She might just have to use it now and then, not constantly.

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janedavitt
May. 17th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
Oh, Patt, I'm so sorry. Sending all good thoughts that she pulls through this quickly and is home soon :;hugs you gently::
pattrose
May. 17th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
THank you, Jane. We're all very worried, but not certain of exactly what to be worried about yet. Today might bring some good news.
snycock
May. 17th, 2011 03:16 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear that your mom is ill - I'll keep her and all your family in my thoughts. I hope that they can help at the hospital and that she gets better soon! *hugs*
pattrose
May. 17th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Thank you, Jen. HOpefully we'll find out something good tomorrow.
andeincascade
May. 17th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
Oh Patt, I'm so sorry. I hope they can help her and get her home to your Dad quickly. ♥
pattrose
May. 17th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
Thank you. It's scary when they get older, isn't it?
andeincascade
May. 17th, 2011 03:34 am (UTC)
It is. Price of having them so long, I guess. Take care of you too, honey, okay?
laurie_ky
May. 17th, 2011 03:34 am (UTC)
Oh, Patt. I hope that they can get this under control, and her blood pressure calmed down. You and your family will be in my thoughts


Laurie
pattrose
May. 17th, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Laurie. They are sooping her heart tomorrow,because some of the tests came back badly. We're optomistic,but still scared to death.
mab_browne
May. 17th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
::hugs::
pattrose
May. 17th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you,Mab. We're trying to remain optomistic about it all.
caarianna
May. 17th, 2011 04:14 am (UTC)
Hope she'll be okay; most of us, I hope she isn't suffering. ::hugs::
pattrose
May. 17th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
She is in no pain at all. She smiles the entire time you're there visiting. God is looking after her,thats for sure.
stargatesg1971
May. 17th, 2011 05:46 am (UTC)
I hope things seem brighter today and that she finds the strength to pull through this. My thoughts are with and your family during this difficult time. ((((Patt))))
pattrose
May. 17th, 2011 11:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Beth. WE hope things work out.
bluewolf458
May. 17th, 2011 07:23 am (UTC)
Oh, Patt... Hope you've had some better news by now.
pattrose
May. 17th, 2011 11:55 pm (UTC)
The last test cawme back bad,so they're going to scope her artery going to the heart tomorrow and we're hoping that there isn]t too much damage. Bless her heart, she has a smile for everyone.

tinnean
May. 17th, 2011 12:10 pm (UTC)
You'll all be in my thoughts, Patt. I hope when you get to the hospital today they'll have been able to drain the fluid and get her pressure under control.

It's worderful of you to be there for them, but make sure you take care of you too.

Many hugs.
pattrose
May. 17th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
My dad is waatching out for me,just as I am watching out for him. More tests tomorrow and we hope they will be better then todays were. Its all in Gods hands.Thank you for your thoughts,Tinn.
scherwood
May. 17th, 2011 02:19 pm (UTC)

That's just... *snuggle close*
*sending lots of love and good vibes*
pattrose
May. 17th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Sara. WE're scared but hopeful.
banbury
May. 17th, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
Hugs, hugs and more hugs. I'm praying for your mom, Patt, and for my father, who's in the hospital too.
pattrose
May. 18th, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
I wish your father well,sweetie. Like my mother,we want nothing but good news as I['m sure you are doing too. Thank you for your good thoughts and wishes.
snufflesdbear
May. 18th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
Good thoughts and prayers to you all. I will ask for prayers at the church, too.
pattrose
May. 18th, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
THank you so much. My dad was pleased to hear that all of pals on line were so good about praying and sending good wishes.
clmiles
May. 18th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Oh hon, I am so sorry to hear this. I will definitely keep your mum in my prayers. I hope she's better very soon.

*sends you big hugs*
pattrose
May. 18th, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
THank you for the hugs. This has been quite an ordeal for my folks. In June, it's their 65th Anniversary and my dad is so worried that she won't be around. I told him he needs to be more optomistic and make plans for the date. He said he would think of something to do. :)
candygram_5000
May. 18th, 2011 08:49 am (UTC)
Oh no!! Pat I'm so sorry! I hope by now that news are better. Your mother seems to be a strong spirit, I'm sure she's going to recover. I will send all the good vibs I could to you and your family. It's really a good thing your father has you and you have your father to help and support each other. Your husband must be very worry too, thanks God you have him to take care of you too... Give all my best wishes to your mother!
pattrose
May. 19th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
Thank you for all of your kind words and thoughts. They opened up a blockage today and put two stents in, so things are looking up. I'm sure things will be just fine.
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