Yesterday my mom woke up after 24 hours out! As many times I have looked at Google for answers as to why an epileptic won’t wake up for an entire day, there were no answers. This is when your faith is put to the test and you just have to believe. I was watching her sugars trending down and when it got to 79 I started being a pest about the sugar IV. As soon as the doctor came in I brought it to his attention. After being persistent she got one (sooner than later). And the strangest thing within 20 -40 minutes she woke up. It was all of the sudden with no prodding. She was lucid, knew where she was, and was in a good mood. AMAZING!!!!! She actually saw 4 doctors on a Sunday.
Today, she was getting stronger, able to roll over, and she actually had a therapist help her sit and stand with help. She had to go back for another procedure (endoscopy) and that knocked her out for the rest of the day. I’m very hopeful for tomorrow to be a day of gaining strength. I would really like to get her in a wheelchair and take her outside.
It’s still scary leaving her by herself because the nurses have had the wrong medicines in hand to give her. I know it’s tough, she needs a lot of care and the nurses are ever changing and have many other patients. She is in the right place for immediate doctor care, just what she needed.
So the Flu caused extreme weakness and her to loose the ability to keep her meds down and for them to absorb. A switch to IV anticonvulsants was necessary and she most likely had a seizure that caused her to be postictal for a day (not usual for her), but with the flu possible. The breathing treatments I feel were necessary too because someone who is not mobile will not be able to breakup the mucus in the chest which could lead to pneumonia.
I left mom sleeping, she didn’t eat dinner but tomorrow is another day and we will start again.
I have not kept my promise to myself to exercise. It’s been 13 hours in the hospital daily and by the time I’m done, I just want to go sleep. It’s too dark outside in unfamilar territory.
A bright spot in the hospital…noticed! You don’t see too many snowmen in Florida 🙂