Update on mom

My mom is doing a little better, but she has a long way to go. The infection she has is really bad.

She’s still taking the course of steroids and lots of different inhalers, plus, the doctor also gave her special nebules for her nebuliser with ventolin plus something else in them.

She’s exhausted from her cough, she’s been coughing like crazy all weekend, and she said she feels totally drained from it.

This morning, she was vacuming the bedroom that I slept in, and I had Nitro in there with me, and he’s moulting like crazy so there was a ton of dog hair everywhere. She told me she really struggled to do it, and she wouldnt ask my dad to do it since she says he doesnt vacume the way she does.

I feel that over the last few months her COPD has gotten a lot worse. She’s just not able to do as much now as she used to be able to do.

She even told my sister a few days ago that she wouldnt be going camping with her in the summer, as she feels she isnt up to it any longer.

I know her COPD is incurable, and wont get any better, but the fact she’s slowly worsening over time worries me.

I guess all I can do is make life easier for her where I can. I told her that if it was too much that I can stay home on the weekends and just call to my parents house for a few hours on a Saturday and Sunday afternoon, and that I’m perfectly ok with that.

For now she said it was ok for me to keep staying there on the weekend if I wanted to. We’ll see, as I may not. I dont know yet. I’m just unsure of what I’ll do. I’ll think on it over the next few days.

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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