I’ve been trying to stay upbeat and everything, but just wanted to let you know that my mom’s in the hospital at the moment. She called me up early Friday morning and said that she thought she had food poisoning because she vomited about 3 or 4 times.
Skip ahead to the emergency room and after a few scans and other tests, and we found out she had pancreatitis due to a gall bladder infection! She has a gallstone. The problem now is that both her pancreas and her gallbladder are irritated at the moment, and they have to make sure the inflammation is down before they can perform surgery. From what I got from the surgeon, he wants her to stay in the hospital between 3 to 7 days, go home and then eventually schedule surgery to remove the gall bladder.
Meanwhile, though, she has had some breathing problems and her blood pressure has gone up, so they transferred her from a regular hospital room to CCU. This wasn’t shocking to me, because this had to be done when she had pneumonia a few years ago. But it’s all very upsetting and frustrating for her and all of us.
Thoughts and prayers would be greatly appreciated, but I just wanted to give you all a heads-up on the status of things.