Sunday, February 21, 2010
My mom remains in the hospital and has been given the diagnosis of Diverticulitis, in addition to Pancreatitis. From what I understood from my conversation with her today, it also appears she may have been receiving too much IV fluid which caused her to begin having difficulty breathing this morning. This means, due to her heart condition, she was not able to process the fluids fast enough and was possibly starting to go into Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) due to fluid overload. My mom is very knowledgeable about her various medical conditions and knows all too well the signs, symptoms and causes of CHF. Therefore, she was able to advise the nurse what was happening and insisted they discontinue the fluids immediately.
It has definitely not been a good day for her and we all are very frustrated with everything that is going on. Therefore, bright and early tomorrow morning, she/we will attempt to contact her primary cardiology group in Atlanta to see if we can bring them in on her case so that they can make sure her heart is being properly cared for during her treatment for these intestinal issues. *sigh*
In the meantime, PLEASE continue to pray for my mom. It appears that things are definitely not going to be as simple as we had first hoped at the beginning. Please specifically pray for guidance and wisdom for the physicians and other medical personnel who are in charge of her care. Please pray for strength, comfort, peace and complete healing for my mom. And, last but certainly not least, please pray for my dad as he stands by my mom's side during all of this. As I told you about a couple of weeks ago, my parents just celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. They have been together through thick and thin, but they are certainly not spring chickens anymore. :0)
Thanks so much for your love and support. It means more to me than you'll ever know.