Mother ate better today but was still difficult. Now it seems if I take a bite of her food she is more inclined to eat. A lot of the fluid appears to be gone. I suspect that was from two sources, way too much fluid and salt and decompensated liver function. The latter I'm hoping will go away, just perhaps? Mother normally takes in about 48oz of water per day with strict salt management. The doctor gave her 3x that in one antibiotic alone per day. Plus another antibiotic and then piggybacked saline on top. It was revealed that one effort was to try to give mom more energy. It appeared to be one size fits all healthcare. When mom is overloaded she cannot stand which is why they were confused when I was aiding in dressing her with her walker. If the first hospital didn't overload mom we had plenty of energy of going out at times 8 or 12 hour days. I'm convinced the first hospital stay was completely unnecessary. They hadva brightnideabto perform brain surgery on my mom. He wasn't prepared for my nextcquestion, "Won't this resolve on its own?" He scrambled. Mom had recovered unbeknownst to me from a similar injury accordingbto a cat scan. But tgey elected to keep her bp 215/100 for 24hr/5 consecutive days. They said everything was fine. They were clearly wrong. I kept her home and we rexovered asxwe did previously. I hadxa better result than tge hospital. Mom recivered with no chf under my watch. They can't say the same. Of course I'm talking about the older injury we had discovered. This last place assumed I had or did work in the medical or a related field for all my criticisms. In fact the doctor asked me on the phone about my background. I was harsh on them. I spent 10 to 12 hrs a day there. At first they didn't like it, but conceded I was an asset. I told them I had the worst paying job of all of them, but it was the best job because I received kisses from my mom everyday.😅 To mu surprise, they were like, you really do love your mom, don't you? I'm like, well yeah, she's my mom. Some people there were commendable, but sadly they were not as common as one would hope. Even if was high as 50%, that was way too liitle. Everytime a senior goes to the ER the recruitment process begins, so will mother be going to a nursing home? I'm like not my mother, yours? I was asked 3 or more times about the nursing home and never called the last person back. I am my mother's son and her eternal optimist. I've never done anything harder in all my life. I'm very tired. I've been tired for years. At this point in time, there is little to no chance of me not finishing out my mother's care. I wouldn't trade it for the world. My friend with Parkinson's d. wants me to be his full time caregiver. I'm like I need a break. A huge break. Then I surprised myself, in talking to my older brother, I found myself completely willing to pickup where I leave off. I think I need a shrink. Lol
No I'm not well although I have taken steps to improve some things. I shed about 40# on a meatbased low inflammatory diet. I'm chiefly meat based keto. Thanks for asking. I've helped all my neighbors as they went through this, last July one killed herself after declaring I saved her life. In another or past world, I'm or was active, as a biker and tennis player. I'm an oil painter and an instructor at heart. We are thankful for whatever time we have left, I feel like giving all my possessions away and making a run for it at times. Lol
Thanks for asking.
Maybe a CARM meet up would be nice or webcast one day. Or maybe a tackle box w/ a rod and reel. I always wanted to do a bit of fly fishing. I often tell people when this ends I will probably go into some adventuresome lifestyle only to be done in by my inexperience by a hungry bear for example. Lol
Nic 🐻 🍖