Update On Mom

Yesterday I posted that when I went to visit  my mother at the Care Center she was very confused, didn’t know who I was at first, was searching the halls for my father who has been dead for almost eight years, didn’t recognize her surroundings etc. I mentioned that I spoke with the nursing staff and they thought she might have a urinary track infection (UTI) even though she was not in pain and not running a fever etc.

Late last night the nurse from the Care Center called me and said the test for UTI for mom came back positive and the doctor ordered mom be on 3 days of antibiotic while they test to see 1. If mom tolerates the antibiotic with her Parkinson medication, and 2. If the antibiotic she prescribed will work on this particular type of infection that mom has. If mom does respond well to the antibiotic and the antibiotic is the right one for getting rid of the infection, the doctor will keep her on it longer. If not, she will order a different antibiotic until they find one that mom can tolerate and that will get rid of the infection…

I will check mom everyday and will provide updates as I know more. Hopefully she will be doing better soon.

Thank you for all the notes and messages of concern. It is very much appreciated.

Stay Tuned!



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellen Kaufman
    May 08, 2014 @ 17:35:20

    I am so sorry your Mom is having some problems. She seemed fine just a couple of weeks ago with talking to me about sister, Kathleen and my kid and even their kids. Just never know. I feel so bad I can’t be there to help you with her; if only Harvey would have taken that job we could have retired out them. I guess we can’t question our purpose in like and the road our journey we are on….but you know my prayers and concerns are for my sister and my heart goes out to you and Bill for taking such good care of her. Keep me posted and prayer she improves💜


    • beyondcinderella
      May 08, 2014 @ 21:22:01

      Thank you Aunt Ellen. I appreciate your comments and support. One thing I’ve learned from spending so much time at the Care Center is that the elderly can take a turn for the worse on a dime, and they can make a recovery on a dime as well. I will keep posting updates as I know more. XoXo


  2. gotham girl
    May 08, 2014 @ 22:47:02

    You are so correct…the elderly can turn on a dime – either way! Hope she’s better soon! Love you!


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