Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Too much to do

At about 9 PM, I heard from the surgeon that my mom came through the operation really well. She had a spinal, so was only a bit sleepy, and responding to the surgeons as well as expected (which isn't too well since she can't hear and probably couldn't understand either, even if she did hear, because of the dementia), and the doctors were happy about what they were able to do, putting a metal plate in her leg. They say she will need at least two other operations and will be in the hospital a few weeks at least. This is her first break, and it is a doozy.
At 2 AM, I heard from the nursing staff that she needed a transfusion. I didn't mind being woken up, and went right back to sleep. The cats, for once, did not disturb me until about 4 AM. I was plenty tired.
This morning, I will go to yoga class, then to my parents' house to return the wheelchair I borrowed and to class. I hope after I speak with the students today I can go visit my mother, but I have errands to do as well. That cat has to go to the vet sometime!


Lou said...

My continuing thoughts are with you all.

Robin said...

I'm so glad you found a good surgeon and hope with you that if your mother does not walk again, at least her pain (which sounds absolutely awful!) will end or be manageable with medication.

Robbi said...

Thank you Lou, Robin.

marly said...

Oh, missed this while I was gone--hope she continues to improve.

Robbi said...

The hard part is the recovery. Since she has severe dementia, she could easily break the leg again trying to walk on it. And lying in bed would adversely affect her heart. That's why they are keeping her a couple of weeks.
She also has at least two more surgeries to go on the leg. So we aren't finished with this thing yet. I will go see her today and speak with the doctors.