A tough day for mom

Mom had a really tough day today.

She was very congested, and she was having trouble coughing up the phlegm in her chest.

Her team was in to see her, and they prescribed some new nebules for her nebulizer.

I spoke to the staff nurse in charge of her ward, and she said mom was very anxious.

I think everything that has happened to her over the last six weeks is finally catching up with her.

I think she’s becoming very depressed, she wouldn’t talk to me or my sister, or her two sisters all day.

That’s not like her, normally we’re on the phone a couple times a day.

She did text me a few times, but when I’d text her it would take her an hour or so before she’d respond.

I asked the staff nurse that I spoke to if they could give her something for her anxiety, but she said that the team aren’t happy to do that.

They want her to walk to the bathroom now, and move about a little, because she hasn’t moved a lot since she was admitted last weekend.

They want to assess her to see how breathless she becomes upon exertion.

The thing is, she’s almost afraid to move, in case it brings on an attack.

It must be so scary for her, I feel in my heart for her.

I’m heartbroken that she has to go through all of this. I’m also angry that she’s alone and because of covid she can’t have any visitors.

Hopefully tomorrow she’ll have a better day.

I texted my therapist earlier and we had a bit of a chat via text. She’s being so supportive to me. I really appreciate her.

I’m going to ring the hospital tomorrow for an appointment to see someone on moms team. My sister and I decided that we need to speak to her doctors to see where things will go from here…and advocate for her.

Wish us luck!

And please keep the prayers for mom coming!

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.

6 thoughts on “A tough day for mom”

  1. Praying for your mum. No wonder she’s feeling anxious, it would be panic-inducing for everyone to not be able to breathe, let alone to experience it as regularly as she does. I’m glad that Eileen is supporting you through this.

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  2. Praying for you and your mom and your family. I’m sure your mom is terrified, as you must be. Hang in there! I’m glad your therapist is keeping in touch! ❤️❤️❤️

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