Saturday, 15 October 2011

I'm back!

Thank you so much for all your well wishes for my mum on my last post.

It has been a really really traumatic time, I won't lie. I arrived on Wednesday last weekend to find out they were surprised she's made it through the night, as you can imagine that was rather shocking. Then the consultant on the Thursday morning had the 'do not resuscitate' conversation with me! I won't go through the symptoms but at first it seemed like either she'd had some type of stroke or brain injury during/after the anaesthetic. Her behaviour was so out of character and she couldn't move either of her arms.

Anyway after days of this, where she was screaming and shouting, I came in last Sunday morning and she was asleep, this fact on it's own was amazing as even with enough medication to fell a horse she'd been wide awake and severely agitated. So I say by her bed with my trusty kindle and read. Then about 45 minutes later she woke up and said, oh your here good!!! It was truly miraculous! She was transformed from a screeching banshee who when she did talk, talked rubbish, back to my mum. I didn't get my hopes up as things had been so bad and for the rest of that day, she pretty much slept but the next day, she was wide awake and chatting again when I arrived in the morning, consultants and nurses alike were amazed, no one knows what has gone on, the MRI and CT scan showed nothing, however don't worry I will be asking for an investigation.

By Tuesday she was giving me instructions on bills that needed paying, giving me passwords, pin numbers etc to get it all done, amazing.

I had to leave on Wednesday, as you know I'm self employed and if I don't work I don't earn. Also I think my mum will improve quicker if I'm not there to depend on. She has lots of friends so she won't be short of visitors and support and I feel good about that. I'm ringing twice a day every day and have even managed to chat to her. The ward staff are all amazing, so I know she is being cared for. She started to move her right arm before I left and the day I left it was so much better and then when I rang today suddenly her left arm is moving much better, even the fingers, truly amazing news. She has a long journey ahead of her, with all the complications and her recovery won't be as quick as most people after a replacement hip but as Paul said she has the constitution of a horse, such fight!

Anyway as you can imagine I'm so behind on everything, I had nearly 600 blog posts to catch up on, I hope you don't mind but I just drew a line under it and said there is no way I can do that! But I do hope to be back on track now.

The only highlight of my 3 times a day visit to the hospital was this beautiful art deco building I passed. I wished I'd taken my own pic so please excuse the watermark but I stole the pic! It's so much better in real life and is now a luxury apartment building, I'd be so happy to live somewhere like this!



I also have a new laptop that I need to set up, none of my files are on it, so no new pics I'm afraid. It will take me all weekend to get it up a running.

Obviously I also haven't done any projects but I have the right knitting needles for my gloves although I am dreading knitting them as Tasha from By Gum By Golly said fingers are really hard and I am nowhere near the champion knitter she is!


Anyway I'm back, mum is on the journey to getting better and life can soon return to normal. I've been catching up on my sleep the last couple of days, I'm only just starting to feel human again.

As for quitting alcohol, that is out the window this weekend, but back to it Monday and back to exercising too!

20 comments:

Penny Dreadful said...

I had no idea it was so bad, thank goodness she is better now xx

keshling said...

Someone is obviously watching over your Mum and it's not her time yet. Try to get some rest now. Oh and I agree, gloves are super-difficult for a beginner...:(

K xx

Vix said...

Lovely to see you back. I'm so glad she's recovering and back to her usual lovely self.
My dad's deteriorating by the day, it's very scary. :( xxx

Miss Meadows said...

Sorry to hear about what happened to your mom! But I'm glad she's doing better. Worrying about our loved ones takes a big toll on all of us. But if she has "the constitution of a horse", I'm sure she'll be out running in the fields again sooner or later! :)

Tasha said...

I'm glad to see you back! And so happy to hear your mom is on the mend, though the trials she went through sound horrible. How nice that you were able to be there when she started acting like herself again!

(And don't let the fingers keep you from knitting them! They are just a pain, not necessarily difficult. ;)

Miss Magpie said...

oh Fiona I didn't realise it had been as traumatic as that for you. I'm so relieved your Mum is making good progress, must be where you get it from. x

Ivy Black said...

I'm glad to see you back and to hear your mum is on the mend. It is very scary to see.
Take care and look after yourself.xxx

Vintage Coconut said...

Good news about your Mom recovering. And I hope things only get better for you from now on.

Alix said...

Glad to read good news about your Mum! Trust that she will go from strength to strength really fast now and soon be back home where she belongs. Trust you can now recharge your batteries a bit - am sending positive vibes your way!
x

LandGirl1980 said...

Hurrah for Mum getting back on track!! x x x

Dolly Cool Clare said...

It sounds so scary, I can't imagine how horrible it was for you to see that. So glad that she is now back on the mend. Fingers crossed ♥x

Welcome to DeluxeVille said...

Glad to hear things are getting back to normal and that your Mum is on the road to recovery!

MaryD

iLiveinmyLab said...

Oh goodness, what a rough week, I'm glad to hear your Mum is recovering! Get some rest & relax this weekend!

Living Vintage said...

Oh honey what a horrible week, Thank goodness your Mums is going to be OK. Well if this was a streak you had your 3, car, computer, mum. hopefully that will be it for a while and you can get back with living life.

Gabriella said...

So glad to hear your mum is better!

Perdita said...

Oh, thank goodness she is better.

Tara said...

So wonderful to hear! My dad was diagnosed with sleep apnea over the summer and the doctors thought he was in the early stages of alzheimers. I spent most of the summer going back and forth to my parents' house for doctor visits and sleep studies. Anyway, I hope your mom continues to get better and I hope you are faring well too!!

Retro Chick said...

I'm so glad she recovered. How traumatic.

These things are so odd, people react to anaesthetic differently I guess? Who knows. I hope they find out what caused it in the end.

Glad to have you back xx

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

I hear similar in older people... I mean, as if they had adverse reactions to meds, and lose cognitive reasoning for days, sometimes weeks. A friend is going through the same with his Mom. Screaming and incoherent, then... Fine. And no it's not dementia.

It's terribly, terribly stressful and I wish I had some magic words, but I don't. Sending healing thoughts...

delia hornbook said...

im so sorry i have missed some of your posts they haven't shown up in my news feed. I was deeply sorry read about your mums fall and to the hip to i can understand just what she is going through. I am glad to now read that she is on the mend. Sending you postive thoughts, dee x

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