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dragonfly137927
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 2527
   Posted 8/17/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,
 
When my mom left the nursing home yesterday she was able to get my nan to eat 1/3 to 1/2 of her dinner.  At about 9pm last night she got a phone call saying that my nan fell from the chair she was in and had some abrasions.  No one knows if she was getting up, slid out of the chair (at times she slouches down in the chair) or what.  When my mom said goodnight to her last night she noticed her body felt slightly warm but figured maybe it was from eating.  The nurses took her temp last night and it was 101.4 and her oxygen was low so they placed her on oxygen.  They were going to do a chest x-ray, bloodwork, and a urince C & S to see if it is from the UTI that she was treated with Cipro for.  Needless to say the Cipro gave her a systemic yeast infection.  This morning her temp was 101.3 there is so much stress going on right nnow its tough to handle. as in me recovering from 3 intestinal surgeries since February all with complications, trying to waen myself off of fentanyl pain patches under my drs care as well as lowering my dose of elavil (used for migraine prevention), both my car and husbands car need to be repaired, temporary disability screwed up and now I am waiting foe over 500 in money from them especially since I pay quite a few large bills within the month rent, electric, gas, cell phone (for 2 phones), cable/internet/home phone, car insurance, life insurance, auto insurance not to mention dealing with all the medical bills.  I was dbl covered prior to my surgeries after being out 1 month at work I had to pay full or drop it and my husbands insurance never said I needed a letter of termination from my insurance so they would pick up as primary....sorry I digressed a lot
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


dragonfly137927
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 2527
   Posted 8/17/2007 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Just heard from my mom who spoke with the nurses at the NH my nan now has pneumonia in both lungs, they are giving her rocephen IM and they say she should be doing better by monday in that respect.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


SnowyLynne
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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 8/17/2007 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
The Rocephin should do the trick.
SnowyLynne


minmark
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 182
   Posted 8/17/2007 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Stress...Stress...If you have moment take a deep breath and contemplate. Close your  eyes and relax. This way you can think better and organized your idea. Set your priorities and start from here. Your situation is a tough one.But don't be overwhelmed with problems. Be on the top of everything. What happen to your grandma happen to  most of the residents. In most cases, CNA's  are working with 10 to 14 residents.  They don't have enough time to attend to the needs of everybody. Accidents happen that they know how it happened and why it  happenend, because nobody is with her. I'm sorry to  what's happening to your grandma. Just stay cool and everything will be okay. I hopoe you the best and for your grandma.

Howlyncat
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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 8/20/2007 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
D
Sorry bout your nan.....Snowy is right the Rochephin should work well and help her out getting rid of this pneumonia

YES you have to relax you have CD as we all know and the stress is going to do you in and you know that
OMG it does sound like you are going thru H*** and back hun BUT still I know its easier said then done you have to get thru these stressors before you wind up in hospital yourself
Do you take anything for Anxiety or if not would your doc give it to you ??

Please let me know if there is anything I can do
I feel so helpless at times when PPL are in the situations they are

When your nan fell was she x rayed or did they not figure that was warranted ?

Please know you are thought about and I do hope things get settled real soon for you and your nan is feeling better.........

Luvs
LYN
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