Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Chasing The Rainbow...!
The news from the hospital is a little good, and a little bad.
Well, I say bad...but that may not be the case. During one of the blood work ups yesterday, the lab came back with a report that Mom's white count was a little higher than it had been. Despite that, Mom says that she has been feeling better and seems to be eating well. She seems to be getting around pretty good as well!
When the doctor came to see her later in the evening, he told her not to be very concerned about the elevated white count...that several things could cause that level. He said the main thing was that she was feeling a lot better! He also said that if all continues to go well, she might be able to go home Thursday. We'll wait and see about that, as there are several other doctors involved and they have to approve the release as well.
As much as Mom wants to go home, she knows that it's best she get completely out of the woods with this pneumonia before trying to do too much too soon! I think she realizes that she is in the best place to be properly treated and cured of all the bad stuff that has been nagging at her and pulling her down as of late!
I think the staff and the hospital has been outstanding so far. I can't say enough about the care shown by the nursing staff, that's for sure! That goes double for the doctors! One even came to see about Mom's condition a little after midnight! How many times do you know of doctors doing that?
Anyway, that's where we stand right now. I'm hoping that I can find out a little more this morning when I go back up to the hospital. It really makes it a lot easier when you can stay informed about what's going on, ya know?
It's kind of like chasing a rainbow! You think you know just where the rainbow ends, but the end is never quite where you expect it to be!
I'll sure be glad when it's all over and she is back home! I know she will be, as well! Probably the happiest will be Mom's cat, Amy! With just the two of them living there, Amy really gets lonely when Mom is not home! I make sure to spend some time with her every day, just so she doesn't feel as though she has been abandoned!
Our pets have feelings as well! Just like people, a little bit of caring can go a long way!
Coffee in the kitchen this morning! Way too cold to go out!