My mom has been admitted to the hospital. Not the one close to home. Nope, that would be too easy :) One about 50 minutes (and 2 toll roads) away.
I guess it began yesterday when Kamden, Kendall and I went to see her. Yesterday afternoon was by far the worst I've ever seen her look. I got a bad feeling. After talking to my sister and my dad last night, it was determined we were done waiting for answers.
I tossed and turned all night thinking about everything. I asked myself if this were Kendall, what would I do?! Well, I would take her to the ER to get in-patient tests and answers right away. Unfortunately, all of my mom's Dr.'s (who are each the best in their field) are at hospitals far away. So, this morning I headed over there and we called each Dr. again and waited for nurses to call back. By noon we had an appointment with her Neurologist at 3. And at that appointment, it was determined she be admitted through the ER. Thank goodness.
I'm too exhausted to get into the specifics. My sister and I have tried to analyze all the labs by me calling them in to her over the phone to look up on-line (my sis has now learned the danger of 0n-line research too!) Bottom line is her immune system is compromised and she caught something pretty bad. Whatever it was it has triggered possible rheumatoid arthritis and anemia. There's a possibility she may have Factor V like Kendall and me, and since she is regularly a very active person, and now has been in bed for 6 weeks, there could be blood clots. All sorts of tests were run and now we wait for rounds tomorrow to see where we stand.
Hospital admittance for my mom has proven to be even more stressful than Kendall. I don't really get any of this... What I do know is they are taking her off Interferon. She was 8 months into it, with only 4 months remaining to complete the cycle. Stopping the cycle prematurely is the same as only staying on it for one day. You must complete it for it to work. Unfortunately, she will likely need to start a steroid, which she can't do at the same time as the Interferon. Ugh.
So, please, please, please, keep her and her Dr.'s in your prayers. Oh, and also...my grandmother who my mom has always taken care of, is crying out for her. Talk about heart-wrenching. She's in a nursing home without a roommate and no visitors. Oh, and there are billing issues that my sister and I are responsible for figuring out because my mom can't. And my poor sister is sick again too...Today has been a terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day!!
But Kendall's doing great!