I think your doing all you can....universal precautions: handwshing, avoid sipping off her cups, do not let her brethe right on you, was evrything, etc. m so sick right now....i have 100 fever, aches, cough, and slept for 10 hrs straight. I feel like I can barely move. I had my labs drawn yesterday and will see if my electrolytes are better. Its my lasy day of pain meds and emotionally I am feeling a bit better. I am worried becuase without the MOM I feel I would not go, but i do with it and do not have to take much. I dont know....I am not eating much or drinking much at all with this flu and my hematoma is like an alien and i hope the fever from the flu does not mask something going on with my hematoma. I just am so prone to infection. I was supposed to get out tonight for my MIL suprise retirement party and now I do not even know if I can go and I do not want to expose a room of people. I live in a condo building and my neighbor did not even want to get in the same elevator with me...she said i looked and sounded awful.....
I wish you the best Monday, I know how hard it is to have it cancelled and I do not want that to happen to you....and I dont think it will if you keep up the good work of cleaning yourself, her, and everything else.
Marisa- My heart breaks for you.....I do not have any words. I oray God can guide you through this terrible time. Do not focus on the past relationship with you mom, but the recent, loving closeness you have. You have to. Know you mom loves you and she has fought a good fight. Let God take control from here and all you can do is tell her how you feel, hold her hand, and be there with her. She may me unresponsive, but she knows. I am praying for your peace of mind and strength....you do not have to go to church to have God in your heart....he loves you from a far and from the church. Worry about you right now and staying as string as you can.
Chronic Lifetime Constipation, Dx IBS-C for 7 yrs
Diagnosed Colonic Inertia-Oct 2007
Total Colectomy with ileorectal anastamosis- Jan 28, 2008
Ileus with suspected leak- Feb 1, 2008, ended with four abdomal abscessses and 2 drains
Diagnosed with small bowel Fistula- March 6 2008
Drains removed- End of March 2008
Continued Constipation- biofeedback for 3 mo Aug 2008, Dx Rectal Inertia (Anismus)
Admitted with Small Bowel Obstruction April 4, 2009 and emergency ileostomy 4/13
Re-admitted with abdominal abscess. Released 4/24
Cleveland Clinic twice for 3/4th referral. Anismus undetected (no medical explanation)
Retracted stoma-infection/skin breakdown.
Ileostomy Reversal- Oct 8, 2009. Ileus, Dehydration-Ongoing, but resolving 10-15
"The Greatest Healing Therapy is Friendship and Love"