Mom is still in the hospital and the doctor diagnosed her with congestive heart failure. I am not sure when Mom will be able to come home, it depends on how well she responds to the new treatment regimen.
Unfortunately, Mom will not be coming home today. The doctor wants to monitor her oxygen levels and medications for another day.
Last week, was a bit of an emotional roller coster for me. It all started Friday morning, my mom was struggling to breath. She was sitting in a chair and literally gasping for air.
I drove Mom to the ER and I was terrified that she might not make it. I didn’t know what was wrong with her, but I knew she was in trouble.
We walked into the hospital and she was immediately taken to a room. A team of nurses came in the room and started working. They were asking questions, getting an IV started, hooking up an EKG machine, checking her blood pressure, and monitoring her oxygen levels. Also, blood tests and an x-ray of her chest were performed in rapid succession.
The doctor came into the room and said Mom had fluid in her lungs, which caused her COPD to be exacerbated. Mom was admitted to the hospital and given antibiotics, oxygen, steroids, diuretics, blood thinners, and a nebulizer.
The treatment regimen was successful and Mom’s breathing started to improve. She is scheduled to come home today. We are all excited to have her back, especially her little dog named Norton.