Posted 1/25/2013 5:16 PM (GMT -6)
I am sorry to read of your Mother-in-laws problems as well as your recent foot surgery. I have had foot surgery and it ties you up more than you expected.
Kudos to you for being the care-giver for your MIL. I would guess she has a social worker as she has been in the hospital. Could you have a care conference with this person to perhaps set up a visiting nurse that could come in and check on MIL until you are feeling better.
I agree with you if she is back in A-Fib at a fast rate she needs to be seen by a physician. Atrial fibrillation, often called A Fib, atrial tachyarrhythmia, or atrial tachycardia, is one of the very common heart rhythm disorders, however, that does not mean treatment is not important and timely.
Complications like blood clot formation, strokes, and heart failure can arise, but appropriate treatment reduces the chances that such complications will develop. This is a time where you may have to let the rest of the family know you need help as you cannot be the primary caregiver for this lady all by yourself.
Bless you for all you are doing,
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