Tag Archives: Hospital

Overcoming Technical Difficulties — 040512

What’s the hardest thing in the world to do? That’s right…reprogram your electronic devices using a manual written in Swahili. In this case, Mom was doing the reprogramming and I was instructing her in Swahili. Or was it Greek? Continue reading

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Medical update — 040212

High fever, low sleep, an ultrasound and a bit of an imbalance while walking. These are the highlights of today’s hospital report. Continue reading

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Medical update — 040112

All of Mom’s challenges are being managed by hospital staff. She’s doing okay, and might even be released tomorrow. Still, no visitors or calls today. She wants to focus on getting well. Continue reading

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Medical update — 033112

​It’s not a turn for the worse, but Mom is certainly less than peppy today. The operating theory is that we’re dealing with a urinary tract infection (UTI) which, for her, can be quite a serious thing. So she’s requested there be no calls or visits for now. Continue reading

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Back In The Hospital Again — 033012

Mom developed a fever of 103° today and was transported to the hospital where she was given IV fluids and antibiotics. Her temp is down to 99° now, and we can anticipate several days of tests. Continue reading

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Morals, Ethics, and The Ultimate Choice

Choosing the manner of one’s death is not something we usually get to do. But Mom has. How? Why? What should we think about this? Continue reading

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Due Respect – And Other Shortcomings — 073011

Dementia may be a cloud in Mom’s head, but her current state of acuity is as sharp as a knife. How else would you explain what happened here? Continue reading

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