As most of our friends & family know by now….we are in the hospital again with Cellulitis. On Monday my mom went from looking great, to having the chills really badly within a matter of minutes. After I had bundled her up with blankets, the chills continued & I knew that I should start searching for the dreaded rash on her body. As I lifted up her blankets…there it was. Her upper right thigh was starting to turn a shade of pink & I just knew that it wrapped around to her pressure sore on her bottom. It has been three months since our last ER visit & we have been so proud of the fact that my mom has been doing so well. This was a huge bummer. After calling my dad to let him know…we packed up & headed out. The ER wasn’t too busy which was a bonus. My mom’s temp was 103 & her chills continued to be pretty bad. After the usual blood work & tests run, we transferred up to the ICU & that is where we reside now.
My mom was pretty exhausted the first night & her blood pressure was really low, but she is now feeling a lot better. We also had a really hard time getting an IV in her. Both of her arms are pretty bruised up from all the pokes.
I spent the first night with her & Jenna spent last night with her. My dad is taking a couple of days off work this time, and he will be spending the night tonight. I really appreciate having them more available this time. I think I was a bit overwhelmed the last time we were here…because they both had to work. I went a little stir crazy & was severely lacking in a good nights sleep. I feel much for refreshed this time. Whew!
Thank you for all of the prayers & well wishes. I am thinking we will be here for a couple of more days. I think it will be the usual drill. We will go home with 2 weeks of oral antibiotics & hope for the best! Thank you to the amazing nurses here at Methodist! It is comforting to know so many of them & they know us. They adapt to our crazy family quite well!