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.
It looks like I wont have to go have my ears siringued!
yay I am so thrilled!
Becky of beckys mental mess gave me a home remedy and I did it and it seems to have worked!
Along with me taking some painkillers as well!
I am not going to go have it done for now, and I will see how I go!
I’d have had awful trouble getting an appointment anyway, so its good news that I dont have to try! I can save myself that hassle!
In the mornings I wake up with my ear feeling full, but a little oil in it, and some hot water with my head bent over it does the trick, loosens the wax and I am good to go!
And for now, that will do!
I just feel awful! I’ve been in bed all day, since I got home from therapy! I’ve been mostly sleeping!
I seem to have a heavy head cold! My nose feels all blocked up and I feel crappy!
I took some cold meds and am trying to just rest!
I dont think I’ll go into work today! And I cant go get my flu jab either!
They wont give you the jab if your ill!
So I think it is going to just be a resting kinda day for me today!
I need to take more meds soon!
I do feel really awful!
It kinda came on out of nowhere! I thought it was an after effect of our therapy session at first, but now I dont think it is!
If you can, please send me some positive vibes and or good thoughts!
Eileen is better, yay! We texted her this morning, and she texted back and said she’s doing better, feeling better.
The kids are thrilled! They’d wanted to send her a text last night, but I said no. I thought she was probably too sick to get a text, and I was thinking she might not be in the mood for the kids so I wouldn’t allow them to text her.
So this morning they were like, lets text her! So we did!
She offered us a session tomorrow, but I couldn’t take it, as I have college at the time she offered us. I texted her and said I could do Thursday, but I don’t know if she can, but if she cant, its ok.
I’m just happy she’s feeling better again!
Its such a relief to know she’s ok!
Found out today at work another of my clients is dying. He has cancer. He only found out last Monday. He’s been in hospital for a while now having tests. He’s almost 80 years old.
I felt very sad for him. He’s had no quality of life now for a while. He’s been really ill, and he’s had a few falls also. He’s been in and out of hospital for a good few months now.
My supervisor said she was taking him off of our service. She said he’s too sick to talk. So I never got to say goodbye. That was hard. I wished I could have said a final goodbye to him.
I guess this is the hard part about my job. Things happen suddenly. Clients get ill and die. And there really is no closure.
Remember a few days ago I told you my cousin christine had a baby? And we all thought everything was fine with them? Well it wasnt.
When the baby was born he looked ok. But he didnt make any sound. He cried I think at birth but then once in the ward afterwords he never made a sound, or moved. He had tiny ears, and he wasnt feeding properly.
The doctors came that evening, and looked him over. It turns out he has downs syndrome. He is also deaf. His ear canals arent developed properly.
His heart and lungs are very weak too. He’s gone to neonatal and is in an incubator now. We dont know if he’ll make it. We’re hoping he will but literally its hour to hour. He’s very very ill.
If you pray please pray he’ll pull through.
We’re all devastated. Its awful. How something as happy as the birth of a new baby can turn into heartache within hours. Its so so sad.
Please pray he’s going to make it. I know he’s badly disabled, but my cousin can deal with that. We just want him to live.
You remember some weeks back I told you that my dads friend, his best friend, was dying? And at the time he went to visit him? His friend had a huge tumour on his lung, it was inoperable. Well he died last night, at 2 AM this morning, its so sad.
My dad is so upset. Naturally he is. His friend is being cremated. His cremation is happening today. I thought it was happening pretty quick, but maybe that’s what he wanted.
Before the cremation, he’s reposing at the funeral home for a few hours. I don’t know though, why he’s reposing, as that’s not what he wanted, since he was all swollen up, his head, hands, legs etc were all swelled up for the last few weeks before his death.
My dad is finding it extremely difficult to cope. He’s not good at showing emotions. You can tell he’s upset but he doesn’t want to let me in, he really doesn’t want to admit how upset he actually is about the whole thing.
He only saw his friend that one time before he died. He did tell me that the reason he didn’t go see him again is that he didn’t want to remember him being ill, he wanted to remember him the way he used to be.
That’s fair enough I suppose. He’s worried now about seeing him today in the funeral home. He said he will probably look awful. And he’s worrying about having that image of him burned into his mind.
I hope he’ll be able to cope. I worry about him. I hope it wont be too hard for him to see his friends dead body.
If you pray, please pray my dad will be ok.
I’d appreciate it. thanks, guys!