Monday, January 16, 2012

Down and Delegated

Hope you all had a nice weekend. Eating was hit and miss for me. I haven't gotten on the scale over the last few days but the pants I am wearing today for work are looser then the last time I wore them so that is a good thing. I was actually kind of worried they would be snug and it was the last pair hanging in the closet. I did not do any laundry this weekend so I have to do it tonight. Guess I got pretty spoiled having Dave do my laundry for the last 6 years.

For some reason, my hips and legs are aching. It is something I have never felt before. I thought it might be related to my recent sciatica so I have been treating it as such.  Hopefully it will just go away on its own with the proper treatment. I spent the majority of the day yesterday with my heating pad and my legs elevated.

My brother and I took my mom to the hospital on Friday afternoon and they determined she had a UTI which can cause confusion and anxiety. Who knew huh?  Not sure how long she has had that going on but she also had one back in October before she came home from the care facility. Then on Saturday, my brother decided she needed to be admitted to the satellite hospital where they handle behavioral health.  Apparently, he thought it was urgent so they transported her by ambulance poor thing. She is already doing better which is great news. However, she may have to stay there for a few months. The reality of that has not quite sunk in yet. The last time we went through this (1999) it was for a few weeks not months. They have very limited visiting hours but fairly flexible phone hours. I can only visit from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. I am still in shock, honestly. She is safe and is getting the help she needs which is what matters. Until next time...

10 comments:

  1. So sorry your mother is sick... it's such a devastating situation to be in. I hope your hips and legs are better soon too!

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  2. I'm sorry your mom is in the hospital, I know how hard that is on you. Try and focus on the care she needs and is getting. You will both get through this. Hugs.

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  3. Aw, your poor mom...seems like it's one thing after another with her. Sending good thoughts that she will get will and not have to stay in there too long.

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  4. I'm sorry to hear that your mom is in the hospital. I hope your legs feel better soon too. Take good care of yourself during this stressful time...

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  5. SO sorry about your mom Katie. I know how heavily this must weigh on your mind. Make sure you take care of yourself. You'll naturally worry over your mother, but there are people to care for her and she's in good hands. You look out for you:) Keep your chin up!

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  6. Hi Katie. So sorry to hear about your Mom. Hope she's on the road to recovery soon. Kester and I send hugs!!! :)

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  7. Sorry to hear about your Mom Katie. Sending get well soon vibes her way. It's great to hear about your baggy clothes though! :-)

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  8. So sorry to hear about your Mom. I know that has to worry you. Hopefully she can get some help there and be out much sooner than they are anticipating.

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