Oh no not again!

I had to call an ambulance again for mom.

She was having severe pain from the pleurisy, and she couldn’t catch her breath.

She is an anxious mess. She’s afraid she’ll have a breathing attack during the night, and that she won’t come out of it.

She needed back up oxygen today, but the oxygen company said it would take 3 to 5 days for them to deliver her portable oxygen tanks to her.

She has a portable concentrator, but it’s a new model and she’s finding it hard to get to grips with it.

When the ambulance came, they weren’t going to take her to hospital at first. They said that they didn’t think the hospital were going to do much for her, since nothing has really changed since she was discharged on Wednesday. They asked her if she was able to get oxygen would she be ok staying home, and she said yes, she would be.

Since we cant get oxygen they took her in.

Her oxygen levels were good, her blood pressure was up a little, but mainly its her anxiety that has skyrocketed, its through the roof.

She just has a major fear of not being able to breathe, and I don’t blame her, because I think in her position I’d have that fear too.

So now its just another waiting game. I don’t think I’ll know anything more for a few hours.

As soon as I know more, I’ll let you all know.

My sister and I were talking, and we were saying we think its coming to the stage where she’ll need 24 hour continuous oxygen at home.

She was having trouble walking from the kitchen to the bathroom today. I know partly that is down to the pleurisy, but her right lung is very damaged and has two collapsed parts in it.

We were also saying that we might need to take turns staying overnight with her, just so there is always someone with her, I know she feels safer when we’re around, because in a crisis, we can call for help, etc.So

My dad is not able to do it. He has his own issues, and he’s just no good when it comes to discussing her medical needs.

So anyway, that is the update for now.

I’ll update more when I can.

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. 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.

18 thoughts on “Oh no not again!”

  1. Oh no, I’m so sorry you’re mum has been in pain from pleurisy, and it’s no wonder that she’s so anxious about not being able to breathe after having gone through so much recently and her lungs being how they are right now. It’s sad that she may end up needing oxygen 24/7 but at least this would hopefully make her feel a bit better. It must be so difficult for you seeing her poorly like that.

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