10 March 2006

When it rains...

I got some money for my birthday. So I had the belt replaced in my car (it had needed it for a while and finally, the car wouldn't start - so I hadn't driven my car in 2 months). Which was cool. I have my car back. I'm happy.

Tuesday my Mom gets sick. Throwing up, abdominal cramps. Something she's had damn near every month for about 2 years. It usually goes away in a few days. The doctors never could figure out what was wrong. The GI (gastroenterologist) sends her to the surgeon (who did some hernia surgery 2 years ago on her), surgeon sends her to OB/Gyn. OB/Gyn thinks it's hormonal & will stop after menopause. Last night , she still wasn't able to keep anything down (not even water). My Mom had Crohn's disease and had her colon removed 20 years ago (she has an iliostomy). With all of this, dehydration is a serious thing. She went to ER last night. They took x-rays and sent her home. Today she called her doctor's office (to find out about x-rays) - they had to have someone call her back. Several hours later, they call back & tell her they want to admit her to the hospital. There's an obstruction in her small intestine. She still can't keep anything down. I took her to the hospital (around 2:30 this afternoon). She gets an IV - so at least she's finally getting some fluids in her body. She won't be allowed to eat or drink until that blockage moves.

My Dad picked the Queen Princess up from the bus stop (after school). They hung out (did yard work, went to eat) and then came to the hospital.

We leave the hospital around 9PM. I turn on my car and the "Service Engine Soon" light comes on. So, now I won't be able to drive my car until I get that checked - and who the hell knows when I'm gonna be able to do that?!?

The Queen Princess cries because her Grandma is in the hospital. And to top it off, it looks like she'll be in the hospital Sunday (which is the QP's birthday).

It should be a fun weekend. Makes me want to ask "what else could happen???" - but I'm too afraid that something else will go wrong!

Anyway. Thanks for "listening" to me whine. :-)


Anonymous said...

Oh my how horrible!! I certainly hope it stops raining over there!!!
My best wishes to your mom! I hope she feels better soon.
Happy Birthday to your daughter too.

Astreia said...

Wow! That's tough. I'm so sorry to hear about all that. Hopefully your mom feels better soon and the doctors do what they are suppose to do. Hope your daughter has a fantastic birthday.

Anonymous said...

I hope your mom gets better soon.

Carole Knits said...

Sorry that your mom is sick and I hope she's better very soon. Happy Birthday to the Queen Princess!

Jacquie said...

Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers- remember as you are taking care of mom and the QP- to also take care of yourself. The stress of events like this can really wear you down- so be good to yourself in the process too. Blessings to all of you.

Maribel said...

I know how hard it is to juggle everything, and I know that we are miles and miles apart, but my prayers are with your mom and with you.

Nancy Joyce said...

It's always hard balancing everything and everyone in our lives. Hang in there.

Hope your mom gets better fast1