We had just got home from VBS today when my "step-dad" called. At first I saw the caller ID and thought it was my mom. I figured she was gonna whine about us going to the wedding.
But when I answered it was my "step-dad." Ut oh!
Vance (my "step-dad"- they aren't married, but have been together since 1993) said that he had to put my mom into the hospital yesterday because she couldn't breath. He said that she had pneumonia back in March and has still be coughing and hacking ever since. He finally took her to a pneumonogist (lung specialist) a while back who told her it was arthritis in her lungs. Meanwhile she is still coughing and hacking.
She was recently put on oxygen at home and that helped some...but yesterday was just too much. In fact she was "out of it" totally not herself. She was appologizing (this woman NEVER applogizes for ANYTHING!) So of course Vance knew something was wrong.
She's been in the hospital for 24 hours and the doctors have run x-rays & MRIs but still can't agree on what is wrong with her. One says pneumonia the other says not.
I'm not doctor...but a good dose of Anti-biotics never hurt anyone (well except for the yeast infection...but that's minor at this point). LOL! I have to make jokes about this to get through it.
So I'm pulling out all the stops here and I'm asking anyone to send prayers & postitive thoughts her way.
What's worse is the timing...we have plans to go to Michigan on Wednesday. I guess worst case, I go to FL (try to get the airlines to change my ticket) and Tom & Chrissy head to Michigan for the wedding.
Thanks everyone...will keep you posted.
UPDATE: My stepdad was at the hospital and she was getting worse again. Her heart rate was up and she was struggling to breath again. The nurse came in and Vance asked if they could see a lung specialist. The lung specialist had her moved to ICU and started running a bunch of tests that haven't ever been done on her (which to me seemed like something that should have been done right away...like running a culture on the mucus in her lungs and doing blood cultures too. ) This was just done so we won't know anything for a bit.
They've upped her oxygen and put her on a full face mask which perked her up. They also gave her some pain meds...but they hadn't kicked in yet and mom was asking for her purse where she keeps her vicadin. Luckily my stepdad didn't let her have it.
UPDATE AGAIN: Just talked to my stepdad and while my mom is still in the ICU, she is stable and doing much better. The tests confirmed that she does have pneumonia so they are putting her on Anti-biotics for that. My stepdad wants them to check a few things with her arthritis & osteoporosis medications while they've got her captive.