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July 4th, 2017 at 01:23 pm

I'm not in a good mood today. No energy whatsoever. I think mostly because AS is still gone and we don't know when she'll be home.

She had her travel booked for Wednesday (tomorrow) and we didn't know that she'd secretly switched it to Tuesday (today) to surprise us by coming home a day early; her mom was doing that well.

Then on Sunday, she went to do some laundry and came home to find her mom lying on the floor unresponsive.

She called an ambulance and took her mom to the hospital.

It seemed really really bad to AS, but so far tests have not turned up much. It seems that she was dehydrated, or had an infection, or low blood sugar led to seizure-like reaction.

So hopefully, her mom will get to go home soon. Hopefully she'll not have lost progress on recovery. Hopefully AS will be home soon. Maybe this weekend? We just can't be sure.

Spending has been meh. Obviously AS has had to buy food, and Lyfts, and stuff for her mom. NT and I have been spending a bit more than usual too. AS did get a couple big freelance payments which helped the shared spending deficit. I haven't saved anything for travel expenses during our August trip or NT's September one, or for my and AS's 20-year anniversary dinner. Hoping I can fund all these things without dipping into the savings I've been putting aside for renovations. Hoping no other unexpected expenses come up once AS is home. But again, just can't be sure.

9 Responses to “AS update”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm so sorry this is such a trying time for your family. I hope you all get to be back together soon.

  2. Amber Says:

    Aw I'm praying for AS mom and that she makes home

  3. snafu Says:

    Sending best wishes to AS and her mom. I wish I knew the soothing words that would help with all this stress.

    I'm puzzled about the missing diagnosis that would be revealed by the plethora of tests that would be done nearly on arrival. As soon as treatment starts, results for low blood sugar, dehydration or infection is almost instantaneous. As a patient, I know it's time consuming for busy nurses and floor staff but we need to be our own advocates. I realize there is limited staff as it's a holiday but if AS presses for information and treatment details, explanations should be available. If they tell her the RX or IV, she can look it up on line on her phone.... PDR [Physicians Desk Reference] or even some version of spelling any medication works on Google.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    I am sorry to hear of the setback. Frown

  5. Laura S. Says:

    I hope AS mom makes a speedy recovery. I am sorry you all are going through this difficult time.

  6. ceejay74 Says:

    Thanks everyone. snafu: All of those things were present: She WAS dehydrated, and white blood cell count showed an infection somewhere and she did have low blood sugar. What's unclear is whether she had a seizure; brain scan didn't show any activity; or if not which of the above caused it to seem she was seizing. Any of them could have so it's a bit difficult to determine which.

    The good news is that even though there's no clear smoking gun, none of the above are reasons for deep concern. the ECG shows her heart is great, there's no infection around the incision, and her brain is showing no damage from a fall or anything else. They're now doing a 24-hour EKG to make extra sure they don't find anything in her brain.

  7. My English Castle Says:

    I'm sorry to hear about this--how worrying for all of you.

  8. Carol Says:

    I'm so sorry too. Some of the older peop!e in my life have had problems with fainting, low blood pressure and dehydration. Very scary! Not life threatening of itself , but...!
    It's hard to have your hopes dashed, and hard on AS' s mom not to have a smooth recovery! Best wishes to all!n

  9. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Hoping now that there is no smoking gun with AS's mom that she should be home relatively soon.

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