Friday, December 13, 2013

From merry to scary


We hit a little bump in the road this week.  Mom had a little crisis yesterday. She was not acting right all day.  By the time I got home from work she was worse.  I contacted her doctor and explained what was happening.  He advised me to call an ambulance right away as he suspected she was septic.  He was correct.   I'm so thankful I called him or things might have turned out differently.  She will be in the hospital for a few days but is responding to treatment tonight.

But last night was pretty scary.  The paramedics were throwing around words like thready and tachycardia, which I didn't really understand what it meant but I've heard it on Greys Anatomy and it's never good.   After we arrived at the emergency room and the team was finished swarming over her with needles, IV's, monitors etc there was nothing to do but sit and wait.  


Staring at the monitors, watching the numbers change and occasionally panicking when alarms went off for hours soon got tiring so I began to look around the trauma room.  And that's when I saw it......that's when it got scary again.....

THIS was behind me the entire time


You can call it "elf on the shelf" if you want but it's really nothing but a tiny wannabe Christmas clown!   Eeeeeeee.  Yes it creeped me out but as I turned my attention back to Mom I soon forgot about it.  

Just before 11pm Mom was stable and I was exhausted so I got ready to leave for the night.  After I put my coat on and turned around I saw THIS


WHERE DID HE GO???  Seriously, I didn't notice any nurse go by that area of the room.  But he was gone!   Creepy........I think so.  (See where my mind goes when I'm stressed and over-tired?)

I just got back from the hospital and Mom is resting comfortably and has a nice new bag of antibiotics flowing through her.   It's been a long 2 days.  



23 comments:

  1. So glad you called the doctor and got the emergency people there. It must be a huge relief that she's doing better. Hope you're doing ok too. And that's one mysterious "elf" you saw!

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  2. I am so happy to read your mom has stablized, you and she gave us quite a scare...Don't get me going about that little elf, I have one hiding in my trunk...Sending well wishes...

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  3. Bless you, Kim! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom! Hugs, Nellie

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  4. Oh gosh, Kim! I've been so bad about blogging and checking in, but I'm glad I did tonight! So glad you got your mom help and followed your instincts. I don't know much about it, but I know that is serious. Hope you can get some rest and be back in the swing soon! (That elf/clown is funny/creepy!)

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  5. so sorry for your mom and you. I will keep you both in my prayers.
    kinda funny about the elf though.
    Cathy

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  6. Kim, I will send you some extra hugs and prayers for you and your mother. There is nothing more exhausting then sitting and watching machines. You hear all kinds of words and I usually check them out when I get a chance on medline. You have been with your mom enough to know you had a problem. Try to get some rest which I know is easier said then done. Many hugs and prayers From Your Missouri Friend.

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  7. thank goodness you were able to get help for her!
    hugs and blessings!
    I'll pass on the creepy elf....

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  8. Oh gosh Kim I'm so sorry!! I'll be praying for her to heal quickly and be back to normal soon. I think the Elves are terrifying too... Never turn your back on one!

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  9. Kim,
    Oh my you had quite the scare... I mean with your Mom not the elf... I hope she recovers quickly! Maybe the elf was sent to watch over you!
    Sending prayers and hugs!!
    Cathy G

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom! I pray she gets better soon! I will have to say the elf thing is freaky too! I wouldn't think they would put those things in the patients rooms.

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  11. Oh I am so sorry, she got really sick. I am so glad you thought to call her doctor and get her in the hospital.. now I think that is down right scary that elf guy was there and then not there. Where the heck did that scary would be clown go anyway.
    If I live closer I would bring you cookies. Take care, you are in my prayers.

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  12. ohdear...I'm so sorry that you had this going on with your Mom. Happy that she is recovering. Take care!

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  13. Kim, saying prayers for you and your mom. I hope that she gets better quickly. I agree about that elf on the shelf. It would have scared the heck out of me, too. xo Laura

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  14. Oh Kim, scary is right, wow!!! Glad to hear your Mom is stabilized now....that is creepy about the Elf, maybe he fell in your purse, Eeeeekkkk!!!! Prayers for your Mom, Hugs Francine.

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  15. Kim sending you and your Mom prayers! Glad she is stable. That little elf woulda creeped me out too. I would have put him some place he couldn't look at me.. : )

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  16. Oh Kim, I'm so glad that you noticed that something wasn't right with your mom and that you called for help in time. This sent chills down my spine. My dad was in a nursing home because he couldn't do things for himself but he was healthy otherwise. He took sick but they didn't sent him to the hospital on time and he died 6 days later of septic shock. Luckily the whole family was present at his passing, yes all 17 of us and Mom and the spouses.

    I'm so glad that your mom is responding to treatments. I'll keep her and all of you in my prayers and thoughts. I hope that it will be a short hospital stay and that she'll be healthy again on time for the Holidays.
    Warm hugs and keep that little Millie warm. It's -21 here this morning....
    JB

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  17. Whew! So glad you thought to call your Mom's doc! The antibiotics will clear it out and she will soon be on her way home. Now... as for that elf... eeeeeeeeew! lol!

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  18. Wow, scary about your Mom Kim. Glad you called when you did. Hope she is better real soon.

    That's just too weird about that elf.

    Hang in there.
    Felicia

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  19. Kim you were SO right to check with her doc right away and act upon his advice ~ without question your actions made all the difference to the outcome. Wonderful to hear she's responding quickly and well.

    Try to take it a bit easy on yourself whenever/however you can as you juggle work/worry/hospital/exhaustion/winter, ok?

    (and as for that freaky little elf, I'd have been checking my coat pockets in case he/she/IT was trying to make an escape out of there, lol) FWIW I think elves and clowns are related - roflmao - both creepy!

    Hugs x many and keep us posted
    Issy

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  20. Oh my gosh! Thank goodness you snapped into action. Watch out for that elf now...xoxoxo

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  21. OMG those elves creep me out...makes me think of Trilogy of Terror movie from the 70s...so glad you got your mom to the ER in time...hugs and blesings

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  22. The ELf thing was weird! But I am so glad you called on her doctor - and I am glad she is repsonding to treatment. Septic is hard. Hugs. sandie

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  23. You're a bit like me I think. You get overwhelmed and over-exhausted and start to notice silly things that aren't normally there or even silly at all. Its a lot better to laugh than to cry, but I do agree that was super creepy!!!

    I am glad your mother is getting taken care of and is doing better. Scary!

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