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Where's my Whitelighter?

So I finally got to sleep lat night around 4 AM, my phone rang shortly after 8 AM. It was my dad. He was on the way to the hospital. My mom totally lost it this morning. she didn't recognize anyone and was frightened of Blaze, the family dog. Her youngest baby. She thought everyone was trying to kill her. She became excessively difficult had to be taken away in an ambulance.

since I only got 4 hours of sleep I decided to do nothing today, just catch up on bad TV. Like I've said before I have a charmed life. As I rested and relaxed, good news kept coming to me. The hospital was treating my parents really well and were caring. I was fearful that they would treat them like Oscar was and my father wouldn't scream and yell. They were even nice after my mom decided to she needed to do one last act of defiance while they were sedating her and she soiled herself.

They gave my mom an EKG and MRI and took a urine sample. I was really surprised how quickly they got the results back, what surprised me even more was that by 6pm tonight, my dad was calling me to tell me she was almost completely back to normal mentally. She had a chemical imbalance in her brain and they had given her a IV that brought her back into balance. I always thought the whole IV thing was just plasma for blood loss. My mom now remembered my dad. She was able to tell the nurse that she had been an RN and all the different medications was supposed to be taking.

I am charmed, I know my mom still has a long way to go, but at least she will know me when she sees me. This whole thing shows one thing that's for sure, my mom is a fighter, she not going to give up. I am so happy and relieved right now. I think tonight I will sleep well.



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Jul. 28th, 2003 06:36 am (UTC)
Good Outcome
This has put you through a real wringer. I am happy that things seem to be sorting themselves out.
Aug. 5th, 2003 09:22 am (UTC)
It's amazing, the power of the chems in your brain that can alter 'reality.'

Glad to hear things are lookin' up.
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