Another Update

Thursday, April 21, 2011 

My mom had surgery today and they put in a new port for the dialysis and a pic line.  Everything went good and they did dialysis tonight as well.  The only downside is the hospital psychosis is coming back again.  This is so difficult to see and go thru.  The last time she had it my sister and I had to take turns staying with her day and night.  She gets very combative and irritated because everything seems so real to her and she can’t understand why we tell her the things she is seeing aren’t really there.  It is frustrating for everyone. 

I also  took my dad to the heart doctor today and the RN that seen him adjusted his medications and said the echocardiogram came back with some differences from the one he had in August so the doctor needs to review them and get back with us.

On the fun side today the cameraman played his guitar for everyone at the Easter program at school.   He has been teaching himself how to play the guitar since school started in September.  His teacher asked if anyone knew how to play and he said he did and he has been practicing non-stop.  Today was the day he has been waiting for; his second performance is tomorrow morning.  He did really good for never playing in front of people before.

I’m hoping to try and shoot a couple of video tutorials this weekend.  One of them being how to make the tassels for all the Graduation Big Shot projects I had posted on my blog. 

Thanks again for all your prayers and support. 
Glenda

3 thoughts on “Another Update

  1. Karen T says:

    Glenda,
    I’ve been following your blog for quite awhile (I’m a demonstrator). Please don’t worry about posting the tutorials. I lost my mom in January and I feel you need to concentrate on your mom and dad. I went througt some of the combative things you are experiencing and I know it’s not fun. Take this time to be with her and help her through it if you can. At the same time, don’t try to be a saviour for her. Let things roll as they may. Just be there for both your mom and dad. We’ll be there for you.
    Karen

  2. sue says:

    Glenda,
    I enjoy your blog. Sorry to hear about your mom and dad’s health problems. Take care of yourself too. BTW, are they giving your mom Fentinol? That does produce hallucinations that seem very real to the person allergic to it. They gave it to my husband when he had a port put in and then again when he had double amputation due to diabetes. He swore there were people talking to him and even tried to get up and go with them when he thought they were all going on a hike.

  3. Maryann Gapsis says:

    Dear Glenda,
    I went through a similar situation with my dad a few years back. He was in ICU for extended periods and on dialysis due to diabetes/amputations. Although he was normally very friendly, he became very combative and had hallucinations. After blaming a lot of his problems on ICU psychosis, we learned “in the nick of time” that he was septic and critically ill. Luckily a very smart infectious disease specialist saved the day. I am a demo, and I agree with the others that your family comes first. My downlines and I are all praying for you.

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