Good morning, my friends!
I know I haven't posted here in quiet a while. But, then I haven't been writing, either. I do still come in a read, even though I may not leave a comment. I guess I should atleast let you know I was here. Anyway!
We had to take mom back to the hospital, yesterday. She was complaining of chest pains and difficulty breathing. I called the doctor before taking her this time, because she has been to the E.R. 3 times, since Thursday. She is appearantly worse than I even knew. He told me to take her back to the hospital. He also told me that she has no lungs left, which I took to mean that they are so bad that they aren't working anymore. And, that's the reason they told her previously that there is nothing wrong with her. When the truth is, there is just nothing more that they can do for her. I am so upset, because previously mom was give a nebulizer to use at home, as well as oxygen. Well, after a few days, she sent the nebulizer back, saying she didn't need it, that it wasn't helping her. I don't remember if I told you or not, mom has had COPD, Asthma, and Emphyazema. I didn't know just how bad her lungs were until yesterday, when I talked to the doctor. Everything I have tried to do for her, she has found some reason why she can't do it. She has refused to take medicine the doctor prescribed for her, because she always looks in her pill book and reads that it may cause difficulty breathing. Or, that it may cause constipation. Originally, her oxygen was given for her to use at night when she is sleeping. But, for the past few months she has been using it day and night. Of course if she had kept the nebulizer, she might not have had to use it so much. I don't know why I am telling you this, except that I am really worried. I am at a loss as to what to do? It seems my hands are tied.
Love and Hugs...Sue