1. MeganCat

    MeganCat Registered User

    Jan 29, 2013
    356
    South Wales
    Mums in hospital with flu and a chest infection. We've managed to get her eating a bit and drinking (she had stopped both pre-admission) but she's so drowsy and unresponsive a lot of the time and looks so small in her bed and is in a single room being barrier nursed. She's had iv fluids and antibiotics and tamiflu.
    Keeping fingers crossed she pulls through - her chest sounds rattley.
     
  2. janey106

    janey106 Registered User

    Dec 10, 2013
    139
    So frightening how quickly it can all change isn't it? Hopefully the apparently fast response by health will see her improving soon. Fingers, toes, the lot are crossed!
     
  3. MeganCat

    MeganCat Registered User

    Jan 29, 2013
    356
    South Wales
    Thanks janey106
    She was a bit perkier today and awake for more of my visit.
     
  4. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,320
    Female
    East Kent
    Putting it mildly , it is so worrying when they are ill .
    I hope the meds kick in quickly an mum is fully better soon.
     
  5. janey106

    janey106 Registered User

    Dec 10, 2013
    139
    Fairground

    That sounds positive .... It's like being at the fairground isn't it this disease? You spend time on dodgems avoiding problems, roller-coaster with emotions up and down, feeling sick because you end up going round in circles like the waltzers and frightened when you enter a new tunnel and don't know where it's going. I hate fairgrounds!
     
  6. MeganCat

    MeganCat Registered User

    Jan 29, 2013
    356
    South Wales
    I agree, she's a bit less responsive again today, staring into space when her eyes are open. She has a pressure sore developing too, so they are trying to stem that. But did wake up enough to eat a couple pudding pots for me. I was trying to get her to hold the water cup, she could do that before she got the infection - they gave me a beaker for her. I recognise that I'm a worry head but I just feel a bit extra uneasy with it all. It's hard to know what part of deterioration is AD/VascD what's infection and what's flu and therefore what's reversible.
     
  7. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,779
    Female
    Dundee
    Hope your mum picks up soon. Also hope you get some rest tonight.
     

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