This isn’t a huge problem, I’m just venting a little here, as DH is out of town. I had a great Mother’s Day with Mom, she was firing on all cylinders, so to speak. Alert, able to carry on a good conversation, so happy with the flowers and necklace I brought, singing as usual, so appreciative of everything, ate a huge lunch...basically the best day in a few months.
Today the crash. Hallucinating, figitting, gibberish, active legs and feet, couldn’t sit or lay still. Talking to her cat (whose at my house), calling out for her Mom. Basically a mess. She still managed to sing to me. Good grief, she is the sweetest person. Temp was a little high for her, not bad, but her skin was quite warm and she only wanted a tee shirt instead of the usual winter weight turtlenecks. BP 159 was high for her, usually about 120 without any meds. We suspect another darn UTI, hasn’t had one for 6 months so probably due. At least with her new NP I didnt have to fight for a urine test order... she ordered it right away, she checked my notes on the spot for what has been used in the past for the different types of infections, and made a mention of putting her on a general antibiotic even before the test comes back.
Tonight they were going to try to get the urine sample, doing a straight cath if necessary. My head was splitting, so that was my cue to leave as I’ve witnessed it before and it’s heart-wrenching. I’m expecting the phone call soon that she’s fallen again, which is SOP when she gets this way.
Anyway I’m just so darn sad. DH is out of town, so I’m having a glass of wine and some chocolate, as has been prescribed on this forum for these situations!
Tomorrow’s going to be a pepto bismol morning for sure worrying about what the day will bring. I guess I just could use some words of encouragement from this kind and knowledgeable community. Thanks!