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Old Oct 21, 2018, 11:33 pm   #11
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Re: My Mother is Back in the Hospital

The antibiotics on Sunday seem to have helped with the fever. Her temperature a few minutes ago was 98. Her breathing is much better. Her only problem, and this happened 3 years ago when she was hospitalized, is the arthritis in her knees giving her pain, but they gave her medicine for that.
Thank you for your continuing thoughts and prayers.
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Old Oct 24, 2018, 12:35 am   #12
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Tonight she is sleeping without the IPAP machine for the first time since she was admitted a week ago. She is still on oxygen, and will be, at least for awhile.
Her temperature was normal.
It sounds like she'll be on dialysis for the rest of her life.
She will eventually be moved to a rehab section of a nursing home, like she was 3 years ago, before she can go home.
She is making slow progress, slow progress is better than none.
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Continued prayers Jeff.
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Old Oct 28, 2018, 9:40 am   #14
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Things are getting better.
She received a contaminated pint of blood a couple of days ago, giving her an infection. Her fever is now gone, and they have stopped the antibiotics for that.
She was taken off oxygen yesterday, and is breathing better on her own than she has in awhile.
Hopefully, she is able to leave the hospital soon.
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Good news. May she continue to improve.
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Old Oct 29, 2018, 6:51 pm   #16
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Keeping her in our prayers.
My wife has been on dialysis for 4 1/2 yrs. Similar issues: thought it was heart problem, turned out to be excessive fluid due to kidney failure.
Soon after a few dialysis treatments she began feeling much better.
Prayers for you & her.
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Old Nov 1, 2018, 12:33 am   #17
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My mother was released from the hospital on Monday. Yesterday (Wednesday evening) she spent four hours in dialysis, and was unable to secure a Wheelchair Express ride from Dialysis in Benton Harbor to the nursing home which she is staying in near St. Joseph. She is in the physical therapy, short-term care section of the Caretel Inns of Lakeland. This meant that she needed a ride, so my brother went to pick her up.
My brother had me met him at Fresenius Kidney Care in Benton Harbor to assist if necessary, as he didn't think she would be able to get into his SUV, and I would have to take her back to the Caretel Inns in my Saturn Ion. She impressed both my brother and me by being able to get out of the wheelchair and climb up into his SUV. (He was a wooden step that my parents used to use for their RV back in the day.)
She has made great progress in the last several days, being taken off oxygen on Saturday and released from the hospital on Monday.
Things were looking pretty grim two weeks ago, as we were afraid she wouldn't make it through the night back on 10/16.
Thank you for your continuing prayers.
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So happy for you and your family. Jeff, you are a good son.
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Old Nov 3, 2018, 4:58 am   #19
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Thank you, Judy.

The Wheelchair Express is going to get an earful on Monday.
They provided service to dialysis on Friday, and even though her service was paid for, for some reason they couldn't provide service back to the Caretel Inn because they said there was a hold on the account. Fortunately, I had met her at dialysis when she was done, and was there to drive her back to the assisted living place. She didn't need any help getting out of the wheelchair into my car, or out of my car to a wheelchair.
I'm hoping she is able to go home before Thanksgiving.
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Glad to hear she's doing better; transportation can be a sticky mess sometimes. Glad you were able to work it out.
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