Mom Update 4/6/2017


Mom has shown signs of improvement today. They’ve put her in the recliner for most of the afternoon, she was clearer with her speech in the afternoon, they’ve switched her from a wide-gauge nasal cannula to a narrow-gauge, and to top it all off, they’ve moved her out of cardiovascular ICU into a regular room.

That having been said, she’s having a very rough night. She’s barely able to communicate at all, she’s apparently hallucinating still, and she’s absolutely panicked that she’s dying and that she’s going to do it alone. As I write this, she’s been inconsolably crying and coughing hard. We don’t know why she’s so upset, and she can’t tell us, which is just upsetting her more.

I feel utterly helpless to do anything. I hate this feeling.