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Username Post: How quickly a day can change!        (Topic#326701)
3 Little Ladies 
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05-18-13 08:58 PM - Post#4061607    

I took Lilly out shopping today for her birthday. We dropped her sisters off at my inlaws after lunch. They were planning on staying the night. Well.. Lilly and I went to several stores, found a lot of good buys, and then went to Cheddars for dinner. After dinner we went to Target which was going to be our last stop before we headed home.

While we were in Target my dad called. He said that my mom was on her way to the hospital and he was going to follow. She was having a bad day and wanted to go. Lilly and I went to check out so we could leave. While we were checking out I got a call from my mil. She said she was on her way to the ER with my fil and the girls. My fil was having chest pains and felt really sick. Both going to different hospitals, different cities. Can you believe it?

I decided to take Lilly home and wake my dh up to see what I should do...pick up the girls from the hospital or go be with my mom. My dad said that my mom was going through testing, so I went to pick up Camy and Abby.

My fil is fine. They are thinking it's a pulled muscle, chest wall pain. My mom is being admitted for 23 hours, so if they decide to keep her over 24 hours I will visit her in the morning.

What a day!

 
gingersfavorite 
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05-18-13 09:02 PM - Post#4061609    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

dang....

 
Canadian Linda 
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05-18-13 10:25 PM - Post#4061619    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Wow Jen, that's a lot going on at once. Hope your Mom is okay. (Hugs)
Glad your FIL is alright .

 
RedSquirrel 
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05-19-13 01:55 AM - Post#4061623    
    In response to Canadian Linda

Oh no! The poor invalids, that goes without saying, but poor Lily too for having her birthday spoiled. all round.

 
qaustriangirl 
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05-19-13 08:18 AM - Post#4061631    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I am so sorry, that your day has become so sad. I am glad your FIL is fine and hope that your mom is fine so far.
tó Lilly

 
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05-19-13 08:56 AM - Post#4061637    
    In response to qaustriangirl

not a good way to have a birthday with one, let alone 2 grandparents going to the hospital.

Hope they'll be feeling better soon. I'm glad your mom decided she wanted to go and didn't just stick it out.

 
3 Little Ladies 
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05-19-13 09:45 AM - Post#4061645    
    In response to kaleidoscope

Thanks ladies


I talked to my dad this morning and he was on his way back to the hospital. We're not sure yet if they are going to keep her another 24 hours or not. They were running tests yesterday and said her potassium was really low, but other then that everything was the same.

 
scrapanda 
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05-19-13 09:46 AM - Post#4061647    
    In response to kaleidoscope

Oh my goodness! Glad your FIL is ok! Hoping your mom doesn't have to stay in long either but good she went if she was having a bad day. Poor Lilly!

 
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05-19-13 10:05 AM - Post#4061651    
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05-19-13 11:53 AM - Post#4061659    
    In response to WorkingMommy

hugs.

 
scrappinmamma 
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05-19-13 12:35 PM - Post#4061663    
    In response to hockeymom24

I'm sorry that your family is going through so much and what a hard day for all of you! Maybe in a couple of weeks, you could have a do-over day with Lilly.

 
3 Little Ladies 
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05-19-13 07:45 PM - Post#4061683    
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We've decided to go ahead and transfer my mom from the hospital into a nursing home. Now we just need to choose a facility and get the insurance taken care of. Hard decision, but we feel it's time. We're considering hospice care too.

Her condition seems worse, but the doctor said it could be because of her infection. She seems to be experiencing more pain, and her breathing is labored. Her BP is very low too, 89/56. I just have this sick feeling that her heart is being affected by the ALS since it attacks muscles.




I volunteered to chaperone Camy's Chicago field trip tomorrow and I feel conflicted. She has been looking forward to it for weeks. My dad told me to go.

 
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05-20-13 03:12 AM - Post#4061701    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Oh Jen. I'll be honest, I'm glad you've all come to that decision, because it sounds as if it's become just too much for them both. So cruel.

 
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05-20-13 05:55 AM - Post#4061711    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I'm so sorry you guys have to go through this. I hope your mom finds some comfort wherever she's at.

 
scrappinmamma 
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05-20-13 09:49 AM - Post#4061713    
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I am so sorry to hear this! I am glad that you are going on Camy's field trip.

 
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05-20-13 01:07 PM - Post#4061722    
    In response to scrappinmamma

Ugh Jen, I feel for all of you. Your mom will be in my prayers as she makes the transition into the care facility. Remember to give yourself a break too, this is terribly hard for everyone including you. Hugs sweetie, you are in my thoughts.

 
Nora 
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05-20-13 05:23 PM - Post#4061770    
    In response to carpe scrapum

Oh Jen!! Big Hugs!!

 
Grandma to 3 
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05-20-13 05:53 PM - Post#4061800    
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Thinking of you, Jen. That isn't an easy decision to be made. Hope all goes well.

 
Oscar T. Grouch 
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05-20-13 08:15 PM - Post#4061818    
    In response to Grandma to 3

I'm sorry Jenn.

Potassium can be a heart issue on the electrical side. So you could be right.

I'm so sorry. Hugs.



 
3 Little Ladies 
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05-20-13 08:22 PM - Post#4061824    
    In response to Oscar T. Grouch

Thanks ladies!

I didn't even consider the low potassium being related to her heart.

Camy and I had a great time. My dad went on some tours today and narrowed it down to two facilities. My brother and I are going to tour them tomorrow.

My dad said he told my mom that we were going to transfer into a nursing home and she cried. I think she realizes it's time, but it's still hard to accept. I know she feels it's just one step closer to the end. Her mother died in a nursing home.

 
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