Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Only in this family

Do things like this happen!


Mom was going to go to Chicago to be with aunt Jana while she does Chemo this week, but emailed me on Sunday night to say she was going to delay her departure because Dad was retaining fluid again, and having trouble breathing, so she needed to get that dealt with first. He has everything wrong with him, and is on umpty eleven drugs, so sometimes things go crazy. When they ignore it though, he ends up in the hospital.

So mom was home Monday morning when she heard that Gran Gran, who lives about 200 miles south of us, in the bootheel of Missouri, had fallen in her house. Gran Gran is 92 or 93 and still lives alone and does fine. She hurts a lot as she has bad osteoporosis and if she coughs hard, she breaks her ribs. In any event, she must have fallen out this morning, and was going to the hospital via ambulance.

Off mom and dad went to meet her at her hospital but on the way they were diverted to Cape Girardeau, because Gran Gran was going to need surgery. She was en route from her hospital to Cape via ambulance. I guess mom made a right turn and headed to Cape. Irritating thing about Cape is that it is not really that far, but there is no easy way to get there.

By the time they got to the hospital, Dad was having some sort of episode. Next thing you know, he was admitted and put on Lasix and God knows what else. When I talked to mom, she was ranting about not being able to find the ER.

This does not happen to normal families. How do you end up with half your family in the same hospital, in a town where no one you are related to lives?

I am sure I do not know, but if it is going to happen, it will happen to us

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Geeez Louise------

but sending vibes of luck, thoughts and anything else that would help your family get through another 'episode'

Take care Carol

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Well, hopefully everything turns out okay...

But I hear ya...Cape is a strange town to get to, unless you are coming straight from St. Louis...and even then...

And how odd everyone ended up there...???

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