Soooo yeah, my mom had a relapse today and they moved her to the CCU (Coronary Care Unit)..She had shortness of breath again and her blood pressure is elevated. Thankfully she’ll be in a room with just one bed and she’ll be attached to a monitor so that they can keep a better eye on her. The nurse said this was probably all due to the pneumonia. When I left her today she had a mask on and it looked like she was getting ready to sleep.
I always feel weird leaving her, but I don’t know what else I could do. They wanted her to relax, that the breathing mask would make it difficult for her to talk. She’ll have the mask on overnight and if her breathing improves they’ll take it off of her.
Freaky, scary times. I don’t know if I should go into work or stay home tomorrow. I’ll worry wherever I go. I called my brothers and fielded some questions – some I didn’t know the answer to, so I feel stupid. I have lots of thoughts running through my head during these times.
That’s all for now, I’ll let you all know what’s going on if there’s a change. Thank you all for being a virtual shoulder to cry on.