My mom (lung cancer) is back in the hospital. Same stuff, different day: fatigue, shortness of breath, etc. For some reason, though, she said I didn't need to stay with her at night this time, so, it's easier on me, physically. I am a little weirded out, since this is the first time she has been admitted to the oncology unit. She is usually admitted to the medical unit, it may just be because they're full, I'm not sure. She's going to get fluid drained from her lung tomorrow. Yep, that's the second time in just a few weeks, never a sign of anything good.
Most of the time, when she's sick, I'm just a big, unmedicated, ball of anxiety accomplishing neither sleeping, eating, nor basic household tasks. But, I'm actually OK this time, so far. I hate to admit it, but, I think it's because when she crumps ("goes downhill", sorry, it's the ER nurse in me), it's usually at night when I'm there by myself with her, and, I have a hard time shaking it off. Even though it's not all about me, I think I'm better off with this arrangement as it enables me to properly take care of my family, as well her, while this is going on. She has a very good nurse tonight, I'm sure things will be OK, and, I'm going back early in the morning.
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