Friday, May 18, 2007

Worried

I'm back from my trip to Brussels. The meeting was successful and I actually had a few hours to have a quick look around. I took some pics with my mobile phone and I will post a few very soon however right now I have other concerns. While I was there I received a message to say that my mother had been taken ill and today she has been admitted to hospital.

My mother suffers from diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, curvature of the spine, asthma and one or two other medical conditions, whose symptoms seem to merge into one mass medical condition that seems difficult to for doctors to tease out and treat effectively. As you can imagine, she is pretty disabled, on a number of drugs and she has good days and bad days. Just over a week ago she developed an abscess under her tooth and the dentist had to remove the tooth. This left her with a very painful jaw which got more painful as days passed. Last weekend an emergency doctor prescribed her some painkillers which seemed to help at first but then she got much worse. It seems that while I was away she went downhill rapidly and is now in great pain, in her neck, shoulder and down the side of her body. The doctor prescribed morphine but it is not working and has made her disorientated and sick, so she has been admitted to hospital so that they can get the pain under control. Then they can investigate what is wrong and hopefully treat her.

I am currently waiting for the consultant to see her. I hope they make her more comfortable soon. I am hoping to go and visit her over the weekend (we do not live in the same city), but at the moment she is not up to visitors. I am going to go and see how my father is bearing up anyway so I apologise in advance if I am not visiting you all as much as I would like. Please send my mum lots of positive thoughts. I really am quite worried.

11 comments:

Dachsies Rule said...

We don't know if dachsie healing thoughts help but we are sending some. Mom says she will keep your mother and you and your family in her prayers.

Roxie, Sammy and Andy

SP at Woman Stuff said...

Sending all kinds of well wishes to your mom. Hope she is feeling better really soon.

SP

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I am so very sorry to read about your Mum....I hope they can figure out what is happening and get everything under control....It is no wonder you are worried, my dear B-K....Prayers coming her way and yours, from across the pond....

diyadear said...

oh dear.. im so sorry.. but dont u worry.. by the time u go n meet her, she 'll be fine n healthy.. will pray for her quick recovery :)

JAM said...

Sorry to hear of her being in the hospital. I'll be praying for your mother, and the family.

Nikki-ann said...

Shed-fulls of positive thoughts coming your way and your mum's way. I hope they've already made her comfortable and I hope she makes a swift recovery.

Take care.

Melody said...

*positive thoughts*

Oh Bob-Kat, I hope all is okay. Your poor mother and your dad too for that matter. I hope all is well and your mum starts to feel better really soon.

kenju said...

Bob-kat, I will add your mother to my prayer list tonight. I hope that they find out quickly what is wrong, so they can get her better very soon. Take care.

Sarch said...

Bobkat you, your mother and father are all in my prayers.

I hate to hear that your mom is in pain. Hopefully they've got the pain under control by the time you read this.

When you get the chance keep us posted so we now how to continue to pray my friend.

Sarch said...

Just wanted to let you know your mother and family are still in our thoughts and prayers.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Just checking in to see if there is any news about your dear mother...I hope you found your Daddy okay, or at least hanging in there, as they say...Take good care Bob-Kat.