Putting A Damper On Things
You see, I had to bring my mom to the emergency room at around 1am of Friday. I had gotten home late Thursday evening on account of a seminar we had to go through at work after our regular hours. Turns out, my mom had been feeling bad already since that afternoon. Good thing I checked in with her (as I was wont to do each time I came home) then. I noticed she looked pale and she had her shawl, a blanket AND the coverlet wrapped tightly around her. This wouldn't normally be a sign that anything was off-kilter had the a/c been on. It wasn't and the entire country is currently smack dab in the middle of summer so bells immediately rang off in my head! I felt her forehead (she wasn't hot) and went in search of the thermometer. Her temperature reading was fine but still I asked my sister to monitor her from time to time while I dressed and grabbed something to eat.
About an hour or so later, my sister was frantically knocking on my door to say that my mom was shaking uncontrollably and seemed to be feverish. True enough, when I saw her, I immediately bundled her up to take her to the nearest hospital. She was shaking so bad she couldn't even put her feet into her slippers. Although the drive to the nearest ER was just a couple of blocks away, it seemed interminable. After dropping her off (with my sister and a helper) at the ER door, I thanked my lucky stars that I was able to park right away.
The ER staff immediately administered something to help stop the shaking. Afterwhich she was whisked off to have a gamut of tests done - Xray, CBC, ECG, etc. We finally got to admit her and get a room at 4am. Still no rest for us, though, as the endless cycle of doctors and interns doing the rounds plus the nurses coming in to check her blood pressure and sugar level went on. The main reason turned out to be UTI that had gone unattended. Compound this by the fact that she had diabetes, hypothyroidism and atrial fibrillation. The doctors also found a small stone in her kidney and another in her gallbladder.
Nothing major but she really has to take better care of herself by making sure her diabetes is controlled. At least she doesn't seem as weak anymore. We're hoping to get her home by Monday. Would appreciate if you could help pray to get her on the road to a speedy recovery.
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