Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hosptial Woes

My mom has been in the hospital for over a week now. She got really dehydrated and weak. She had diareahha and nausa for 2 months now, she is fighting cancer. Her experimental treatment she has been on for 1 1/2 years, they say has given her Colitis. She has been on all kinds of minerals, and fluids to fight the bought of extended dehydration she has had. Now she is also on steroids. She is starting to improve.

My husband had his surgery last week and has been recovering at the hospital. They took out a section of his small intestines & a section of his colon. We do not know how long he will be in the hospital. Luckily family flew down to visit & see him during these rough times. He met his Dr's goals yesterday, he walked some. It is a start, he still can't eat anything, or drink anything. He is not allowed to swallow at all. He has not ate in over a weak, good thing he is getting fluids by IV also.

My mom & husband are at different hospitals in Seattle, so I keep having to drive to one to visit then drive to the other. So much time & parking, crazy times.

I hope they both are out soon, it is taking its toll on our family. It is hard to manage it all.
I guess it is a good thing that I was laid off last month, so that I can be there for both of them and my family.


Evie's Tool Emporium said...

I'm sorry. At one point this fall both my parents were in the hospital at one time. It is very difficult. Try to get some rest so you're not exhausted. I know that is hard, but your body needs rest too.

Melina and Denise said...

I am so sorry to hear all of this. I am sending good energy your way!