Update on Mom.
She got released from hospital after being there 6 days with bronchitis and anemia. Her hematocrit was 5.9 when admitted and after 3 units of blood it got to 8.9. I took her back yesterday and it fell again to 8.2. They have her on iron pills now and they will have home health draw her blood again in a month and check it then. She was on oxygen at home and her sats were 93 on room air so the doctor said when she is resting and in bed for the night to wear it, but she didn't need it 24/7. Her tremors are more frequent and more intense now and she even had an episode in the hospital that lasted 5 hours!! They put her on Zanaflex and it worked. She is now taking it at home and it helps, but it knocks her out and so she spent most of the weekend sleeping and resting. She told me she would rather sleep than tremor, and I totally get that. She has had Parkinson's for almost 22 years and is wheelchair bound.
Her short term memory is failing but her long term seems good. She didn't remember going to see her neurologist at the end of January. She wants a pill or shot that will cure her but there is no such thing. I have a feeling this is the slow ride to China, and that she is starting to give up. Daddy has been gone for almost 6 months, and they were together for almost 53 years.
They wanted to do some tests while she was in the hospital to check for a GI bleed but she wasn't medically stable enough, plus we wouldn't do any surgery and/or treatment if they found anything, like cancer. Mom doesn't want any of that and I don't blame her.
Everyone take care.