Just a quick note to let you all know that my Mom was hospitalized yesterday. When I went to take her for chemo in the morning, the nurse noticed some symptoms unrelated to the chemo which concerned her. Once the treatment was completed we took her to the ER where they did a bunch of bloodwork and scans and determined that it would be best for her to spend a day or two in the hospital. Her white blood cells are elevated indicating an infection and her breathing even more labored than usual, and she was dehydrated. So they are giving IV fluids and antibiotics, breathing treatments, etc.
So right now we are just watching and waiting. As hard as it is for all of us for her to be there, I truly feel it's the best place for her right now. I think she needs a couple of days to stabilize and and be monitored. After this, Dad and I are going to need to chat about getting some help, she simply can't be alone at home anymore, not even for brief periods of time, she is too weak and frail.
So, yeah, it's 3:30 am and here I sit, unable to sleep, worried and anxious...hoping for the best but terrified of the worst. Please continue to send thoughts, energy, prayers..thank you.