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Old 06-01-2019, 04:42 PM
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She went to the hospital today, voluntarily by ambulance. She had a chest X-ray, and ultrasound on her legs, and EKG, and a blood test and all came out fine. She has shortness of breath but not enough to need oxygen. She is very weak and wobbly on her feet but I think that’s due to poor nutrition, dehydration, and lack of movement.

The issue is that they did a swallow test and she failed that so now she is on IV fluids and they gave her ice chips. They are admitting her so that an internist can see her and have a look at her throat and mouth issues. She’s completely lucid and pleasant. I was there for most of the day, went home for a couple hours and then went back again tonight. Luckily the hospital is right around the corner from my house, I could walk if I wanted. I think part of her issues are that her living situation with my stepfather is toxic. He has absolutely no filter and no social skills. I’ve suggested that on discharge that she could come live with me for a bit at least. Luckily he’s happy to have me and my dad in charge of everything.

I’m so thankful that she went on her own and we didn’t have to force her!


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Old 06-01-2019, 04:51 PM
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I'm glad she went on her own and is getting some treatment. It's great that it is so close to your house! I'm so sorry she's having such a rough time, though Thanks for the update. It sounds like so many things that could have been bad with the tests weren't, so I'm glad for that.
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Old 06-01-2019, 04:59 PM
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That sounds like really good news. Thanks for the update. I hope she goes home with you.
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:09 PM
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You are such a sweet daughter to look out for your mom. I hope she is home with you very soon
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:19 PM
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I am glad today went relatively smoothly.
Even better that they admitted her.
It is the weekend so maybe the internist won't see her until Monday.
An extra day of rest and monitoring won't hurt.

I hope tomorrow goes well.


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Old 06-01-2019, 05:26 PM
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Sounds like today was a success. Hopefully it continues on...
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Old 06-01-2019, 06:31 PM
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I am so glad to hear this too! I know you have to be so relieved! I am praying for her and for the situation all of you are dealing with.

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Yay!
Old 06-02-2019, 02:15 AM
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Sounds positive!

I like your idea of staying with you "for a bit."
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Old 06-02-2019, 12:07 PM
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I'm glad she's okay. I agree maybe she should stay with you. You're a good daughter.
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Old 06-02-2019, 04:37 PM
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Thanks everyone, she is now allowed to eat and her swallowing is a lot better so she’s had two full good meals so far. She is still in the hospital, a plastic surgeon is going to look at her nose to see if what she has is skin cancer.


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