Natalie Goes to Japan

40 year old very married blonde woman having a midlife crisis who heads to Japan alone to follow her dreams. Be careful what you wish for ... you just may get it.

Monday, May 01, 2006

A Daughter's Nightmare

It's bad. It's just about as bad as it can be. I flew to Florida yesterday, and saw my mother last night for the first time. She's all bloated, and her face is distorted with the tape holding the tube in her mouth. But the worst is when she wakes up. And I'm hoping it's the drugs, but she looks absolutely miserable. That confused, angry/sad look that alzheimer's disease patients get. But she can't even talk to us because of being on the ventilator. She's having a really hard time. She can't seem to get off the ventilator. They lower her oxygen level for awhile, and then later (that day or even the next day) she get's into distress, and they have to raise it again. She's currently at 50 percent, and seems to have been level for a whole day. Tomorrow she is scheduled for a trachiotomy. I know that it sounds terrible, but I am very hopeful about it. I think if they can get her off the drugs for sedation because of the ventilator, that she might recover a little better. But that's a completely undeducated guess. I very well could be just a grasp for a little hope.

10 Comments:

At 1:52 PM, Anonymous someone who reads ur blog said...

you have my hope and prayers that your mum will get better...

 
At 2:53 PM, Anonymous Wendy said...

Your mother will be in my prayers.

 
At 5:19 PM, Blogger Sallie said...

My thoughts are very much with you and your mum.

 
At 8:31 PM, Blogger Sharon said...

Your family continues to be in my thoughts

 
At 9:36 PM, Blogger Rudy said...

Your family will be in my prayers

 
At 11:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you, your Mum, and your entire family.

Tracey

 
At 9:02 AM, Blogger deenster said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

 
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