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My mother came home from the hospital yesterday. She is to have a two-week break before going back to have triple bypass surgery. They tried a cardiac catheterization procedure with the intention of installing a stent or two last week, but the blockages were too big and calcified, so a bypass is the next step. Last night at dinner, at home, she looked better than she had in at least a month. It was really great to see that. She's very nicely stabilized as far as breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate. My sister is concerned that something might happen in the next couple of weeks, but there's really nothing to be done medically now; she just needs to rest so she's ready for the surgery, and hospitals aren't resting places anymore. (Especially when you're on Medicare.) She's not far from help if it's needed.

I'm mostly mentioning it because I've mentioned her health recently here, so in case anyone has followed this storyline, here's the latest chapter. Of course, Mom will be one of my major time commitments for the next few weeks, so I doubt I'll be going out to musical or other events much, especially on weeknights.

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changeling72
Nov. 18th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
I'm glad your mother is looking and feeling better. Fingers crossed for the op.
songdogmi
Nov. 19th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
Thanks. :) I think she'll be all right.
hellmutt
Nov. 19th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
I wish her the very best.
songdogmi
Nov. 19th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :) She is pretty upbeat and says she's not really worried. I just made the pre-surgery office appointment where everything will be explained in detail (that's next Wednesday) — that's when *I* would get worried.
jjfmi
Nov. 19th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
It's good that she's home - AND in time to spend Thanksgiving with you and your family. Sending wishes of speedy healing....
songdogmi
Nov. 20th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
Thanks, John! I'm glad she'll be home for Turkey Day. I'm sure the hospital Thanksgiving fare won't be quite as good as home, though what she had there was surprisingly good. I even got a tray to eat with her once and it was very tasty. Hospitals with good food? I don't mind paying insurance premiums for that....
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