I can't believe it's been 3 weeks since I posted anything. So much has happened and I had intended on posting at least once a week, but you can see how that went. My daughter and I visited my brother in the hospice house, very nice place. His skin was yellow and he looked pretty bad. But we spent a couple of hours, got to see one of my nephews. I took an old picture album and we looked at that and even laughed. That was almost 2 wks. ago. I had stopped calling him, after he moved in there, but I talked to his wife last week and she said please don't stop calling, because he worries that something is wrong. So I have started talking with him again. He can't talk for very long, he's very medicated, but at least I can hear his voice.
Last week was not a good one for mom. I even thought that maybe she had had another stroke. She was so lethargic, confused and I couldn't understand her at all. She also was dry most of the day, very unusual. Finally, they did a urine analysis. The report came back today, bacteria in the urine, so they started Macrobid. Friday, Saturday and Sunday were great. She was alert and in a very good mood. Her speech was wonderful. But she was still complaining of a pain in her side. I have been report ing that for about 3 weeks now. Yesterday she had an episode of explosive diarrhea before I got there and today she had another while I was there. I've called the doc 2 times and left a message to have him call me, but nothing. It's so frustrating trying to get someone to listen Mom does have diverticulosis, so this may just be a flare-up. But she also had colon CA, so this is kind of in the back of my mind. The mentality is...they're old, they're going to die anyway So very frustrating.
Tomorrow is the appt. with the neurologist that I had to reschedule last month. Hopefully, she will be in a good mood and won't have any explosions on the way there. It's supposed to be sunny tomorrow, that in itself will help.