Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Another option

So ... she began to deteriorate again, and hunky doc decided he would do the amputation. So he did, last Monday. The surgery went well, by now she says the toe doesn't hurt anymore, just her bottom and her knee. Of course there has to be a complication, and there is.

Mom has become randomly crazy. Sometimes she is just fine, talking, laughing, and wanting to go for walks. Other times she is crazy, hitting nurses, spitting in faces, cursing (yes! my mother! cursing!) and refusing to take her meds or to eat. Yesterday, hunky doc saw it in person and prescribed anti-psychotics. Today she is pretty lethargic, but not fighting treatment. HD says we should be out of here by early next week and by then she should be out from under the anesthetic/pain med/whatever and be her old self.

We will see.

1 comment:

  1. I'm having a hard time getting the mental image of your mother behaving that way. :(

    Did you get hit by all of the rain? Trying to picture the drive from home to hospital with all of the flooding.