Wednesday, October 2, 2013

My Mom

These past few months have been really crazy. First with my Grandpa and his surgery then losing him.

Let's go back to last Friday Sept 27th....We got a call at 6:00am from my mom's husband letting us know they took my mom to KU because she couldn't breathe. They got her stable and on oxygen so she was doing a little better. Friday afternoon they did a lung test to see what was going on, so we had to wait till Saturday to find those results. Come Saturday my mom called me to let me know they got the results back and she has COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). They ended up keeping her till Monday just to make sure she was doing okay without oxygen and her heart rate was going back to normal. The steroid they were giving her was making her heart rate jump high, so they needed to get that under control and monitor her. She got out Monday afternoon and is doing much better now. She has some inhalers that she needs to use from now on in case her breathing gets out of control again. My mom was a smoker so that is how she got COPD. She has said she plans on stopping and since everything has happened she hasn't felt the need to have one, let's pray that continues.
Once scary thing from this is that when she arrived at the hospital Friday they nurse told her if she would have called any later she would have died. WHAT?!? That is too much of a close call talking about losing my mom. I'm thankful she is still here and is doing much better. I hope that she continues to better her health knowing that she has this disease. I will support her however she needs to keep herself healthy for sure.

I'm telling you in the past few months I have seen enough hospitals and don't want to see them for a long long time again. LOL.

I'm very thankful we are leaving for Mexico on October 11th. I'm so in need of a vacation after this busy time in my life!

Please continue to pray for my mom and that everything goes well for her in the future dealing with COPD.

I love you Mom!!

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