Monday, December 08, 2008
My mother's back in the hospital with a set of three complicated pulmonary conditions. A home-health nurse came this morning, decided that Mom should be in the hospital (largely because she hasn't been eating), and called Mom's doctor, who agreed. The nurse then called the ambulance.
Mom's doctor told my sister that it's unclear whether the hospital can do anything; Lasix may or may not help.
My sister's at work, and will visit Mom when she can. She's in the same position I am, of trying to balance work and everyday life with family crisis, and having to make hourly decisions about priorities.
I'm going to finish up my class prep, bring Dad the Healthcare DPOA, drop off a birthday present for a friend, and then teach. But my phone's staying on today.