So mom came home from the hospital today!
We were thinking the doctor might not let her home, since she was coughing a lot, still very wheezy, and last night she had an awful night where she could barely breathe.
When her consultant came in to see her this morning, he said there was no point to keeping her, as there was little more they could do, she’s on an antibiotic and steroids for the lung infection she has, she’ll be staying on them until the weekend.
He said that he’d get the respiratory nurse to do a few home visits, so she’ll come out to see mom tomorrow, on Thursday, and then again next Tuesday.
He also said he’d increase the dose of her water tablet, so that no fluid builds up in her lungs.
As for her heart, he said her lungs were causing her heart to work overtime, and that is why it was beating faster than normal.
He said that he thought that from here on out, mom would be a frequent visitor to the hospital. That is hard news to take, and so sad for her.
But she took the news like a trooper!
She got home about 7 this evening, my sister picked her up from the hospital. They picked her meds up on the way home, it was pissing rain when they came out of the hospital car park.
She’s still weak, very shaky and still nervous, but she’s glad to be home though.
And I’m glad to have her home!
I hope she has a good night tonight, I’m hoping she’s sleeping now and not having trouble breathing.