Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Mom Update

finally had the swallowing test today
part of her pneumonia is from aspiration
so she is on a new diet
pureed food and thickened liquids
we didn't understand about the beans being whole...

it gets worse
she has a super bug
one that is resistant to nearly every antibiotic created to date
she is starting on new IV therapy today
we have to wear isolation gowns

supposedly she can go back to the facility
in a day or 2
but will have to stay in her room for a while...

I've taken the past 2 days off
spending 4 pm to 7 am with her 
my sisters split up the rest of the day

we've been luck to have the NC two here
Mom sure enjoys them
(in between telling them to get out)

oh, the joys of UTI and dementia
she's been pretty good at night
only refusing breathing treatments
that's nothing new

I've been enjoying FB and blogs 
with Christmas decorating and creating
have so many patterns saved to work on when time allows

thanks for all your prayers my friends 

 in case you don't so FB
these two were actually touching for about 
half an hour today
Olivia was not pleased
(I was on the other end of the couch)



Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Kelley,
I am so sorry to hear about your mom!! I will continue to keep you both in my prayers! I'm sure you are tired but oh so happy to be able to be with her!! How wonderful that you get so much kitty love at the end of the day!!! Love your header, too!!! So sweet and funny!!
Sending Hugs and prayers~

The Eveningstitcher said...

Bless you both...happy that your sisters are here to help out. It's a tough spot to be in, especially when you have to go to work and also be there for your mom...always in prayers...


Jacqueline said...

Prayers for you and your Mom. I am glad your sisters are there to help out some. Take care of you.....

Kim said...

Hugs to you and prayers for your Momma

denise said...

Prayers for your Mom

Rugs and Pugs said...

Hopefully the IV therapy will help mom feel better soon.
Hugs and prayers to you both.

marly said...

A super bug? Yikes. Please keep us up to date on her progress. Glad you have some help too.

WoolenSails said...

Glad she is getting the care she needs and a diet that will help with aspiration. Also glad you have the time to be with her and time for yourself, good to have a balance. Of course you both are always in my thoughts and prayers.


acorn hollow said...

So sorry for your mom's struggle what a wonderful daughter.

Maureen McKay said...

Praying your mom is feeling better soon!

Dirt Road Primitives said...

Prayers for your mom......bless her heart......Melrose and Olivia are too sweet.....


HomeSpunPrims said...

Bless you both Kelley. Keeping you all in my prayers. Big hugs, Lori

Angela Tucker said...

Keeping you and your mom in my prayers. Please try to get some rest in between visits. Sometimes caregivers forget to care for themselves...