Sunday, July 29, 2007

Home briefly

         Well I am home briefly to check my email and see my dog, LOL.   Things are going pretty good.  My MIL has started to develope ascites in the last 2 days which is disturbing and is having chest pain most mornings.  Ascites in fluid in the abd. cavity that can get to be a huge amount.  Her tummy has doubled in 2 days.  Bad sign and also one that will make her more uncomfortable which is bad. Now I am starting to think about the lasix for her again but for a different reason.  She has started to get nauseated with increase of fluid in belly.  Usually some nitro and oxygen in the morning helps with the chest pain but I wonder how long.

     I have been sleeping on the couch.  My back is still acting up but I think it is getting better slowly.  The first night my MIL took a sleeping pill before 7pm and was up at 5:30.  Yikes.  I talked her into waiting at least until 8:30 for the pill and we slept until 6:30 today.  That one hour seems to have made a big difference.  A couple of times during the night I got up and thought she had died as she looks so sick and pale plus she has some apnea.  She is hoping that is how she goes so for her sake I hope so also.  Each days makes her a little more miserable.

   Well, I am going to hop in the shower as I like mine better and then go back.  I hope everyone had a great weekend.


rdautumnsage said...

Keeping your MIL in my prayers on the smoke dear heart. I hope when she goes it's in her sleep as well, it seems a gentler way to go. (Hugs) Indigo

coelha said...

I'm hoping MIL is not in too much pain--my prayers are with her--and YOU--it must be hard.  She is so blessed in having you there with her.  Take care - Julie

springangel235 said...

Your MIL has the best nurse  She is so lucky.  You take such good care of her.  May your back feel better as the day goes on...and you, please get some good sleep if you can tonight...hugs and love,

daddyleer said...

This 'watch' is the toughest of times emotionally and physically. God bless you all.
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

lanurseprn said...

I hope your MIL stays comfortable and isn't in too much pain. She's got such a good nurse taking care of her.  What a blessing for her!
Take care of yourself, too. I know this time is tough for all of you.

kirkbyj05 said...

Hello Julie...I'm popping in to see you briefly too.  I have my grandaughter staying with me and she has my days organised for me at the moment.
I see Betty is getting weaker, going by your updates on her.   Poor lady!  I pray that the rest of her time with you will be more comfortable and that her prayers are answered too.   May she go in her sleep as she/we all/ would like.   You are doing a grand job by her.   I hope I have someone as loving and caring as you  by my side when I go.  
I see you have a bad back at the moment?   Try to take it easy, if that's possible.  Running betwen two homes is no easy task.  God Bless you and Betty.  Thinking of you both as you go through this harrowing time.  Take care......
Jeanie  xx

cacklinrosie101 said...

This has to be so hard on you to watch, as being a nurse, you know exactly what is going on.  Prayers for your MIL to be painfreee and at peace.  Chris