My mom has been in the hospital since last Saturday. It appears the main reason is an infection that’s causing fluid buildup around her lungs, along with some pneumonia in her lungs, and all that made her very weak. She’s receiving antibiotics and other therapy, and she’s doing fairly well most days. Communication with the hospital staff has been most frustrating; it seems things are only revealed piece by piece so that major developments are an utter surprise. I don’t think me camping out there 12 hours a day would help, either. After discharge it looks as if she’ll be able to go home with just a little more help around the apartment, but with some changes that will be disruptive for a while. That’s still better than having to go to a facility of some sort. Now we just have to figure out when she can go home. It can’t be soon enough, if you ask Mom.
Needless to say (but I’m typing it out anyway), a lot of things in my life are on hold at the moment because of frequent hospital visits and attempts to handle Mom’s business for her. It’s been very stressful. I’m trying to balance what I need to keep going (work, some workouts) against what’s less important, which is why I was gone from LJ for the whole week except for a comment or two.