On friday they Dx my nan with pneumonia. They started her on IV antibiotcs. Later thet night my mom called me and my great uncle passed away unexpectedly at home from a probable heart attack (my nans brother in law). Just to add to the family stress.
I called my mom this morning and was tols she took today and tomorrow off and she had been planning on going in today since the wake is 5-8 tonight which doesnt conflict with her work schedule. I called the her at home and informed me that the NH called last night that my nan isnt doing well. They went down to the NH and it was never written anywhere but her wishes are that she is a DNR. Her pneumonia is getting worse she was all mucusy and having a very hard time breating. My papa signed the DNR order last night which was very hard for him to do. If they were ever to do pulmonary compressions that would kill her anyway. Just the hand my mom held during one of her anxiety attacks caused there to be bruising on her hand. They mentioned Hospice (which they also have at the NH since it is part of a hospital in the state). They are treating her with morphine for the pain and they had her in a reclining chair (they have a cushioned bar that goes across so they cannot fall out) behind the desk last night. My family finally left at 2 this morning. They said that there they have had people in hospice for over 3 yrs so it doesnt mean she will definitly pass tomorrow.
My other great uncle (papas oldest bother) is in ICU they finally found the illness that is causing his reflexes such as swallowing, talking and breathing to not work. They do have a treatment for what he has but he isnt responding as well as they thought.
My joints from my CD are so bad right now I am walking like gorilla and even though I had intestinal surgery recently I am spending lots of time having D...had to vent and really stressed.
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