Sunday, March 23, 2008


Just wanted to say Happy Easter to all of my blogger buds! I wish I could say its been a wonderful Easter for me but unfortnately I have had a rough time this week-end. My Mom has taken a turn for the worse. She has been in constant pain for the past 4 days. We are not sure what is going on with her. She was able to get up out of bed by herself and get on her walker but now she cannot. She cries from the pain she is in and the pain meds are not helping to ease her any more. She will be going back to the doctor tomorrow. On top of that, my step-dad's health has taken a downward turn too. He is a severe diabetic. Saturday morning at 3 a.m. my Mom called me and said she couldn't get him to wake up and that he was moaning and groaning and unresponsive. I ran next door and couldn't get him up either. I took his blood and his sugar level was at 21. I used the emergency insulin that we have to try to get it back up but it still wouldnt' come up. Next step, called 911. First response came and then the paramedics. They gave him a bag of dextrose by IV and brought him around. And then rushed him to the emergency room. My husband stayed with Mom and I went to the emergency room. They watched him for a few hours and let him go home after his sugar stablized. In the mean time I called my step-brother in Oklahoma and asked him to please come here and help me out. He was on his way by 8 yesterday morning and arrived here at 9 last night. He doesn't work because he has had several heart attacks and is on disability.
This morning we awoke at 6 a.m. to the sounds of sirens next door again. I rushed over and the same thing had happenned again. My step-dad's sugar had bottomed out again. They took him back to the emergency room and watched him again for awhile. While he was there they did a urinalyz on his urine and said that his kidneys are not functioning very well. They told him to not take a shot at bed time because he is not getting rid of the insulin he injects 3 times at meals during the day. They also told my brother to take him to his diabetic doctor and his urologist tomorrow.
So,,,its been a rather rough holiday for us all. I cooked a big meal today at Mom's house and we all sat down to a great lunch and said our prayers for better health for both of our parents.
Its killing me to see my Mom in so much pain. She just isn't the same since her operation. And I am so worried and so scared. Please keep her and my family in your thoughts and prayers. They have helped us before and I do believe in them.
Sorry for such a long post but I had to pour it out somewhere and you all always give me such love and encouragement.
I hope I can post in the next day or two that things have changed for the better.
Much Love to you all!


JessInFocus said...

I'm sorry you and your family had such a hard Easter. Hope you can post good news soon.

Jeanie said...

Oh, Beth, my heart is aching for you and for Lottie, too. (And for your whole family for that matter.) It sounds like such a challenging time -- I only wish I lived nearer so I could help at best, or at the very least keep you company. In lieu of that, you have my prayers.

Rosa said...

Of course I will continue saying my prayers for you Bethy. I hope today was a better day. What did the doc say about your mom? And your step dad? big hugs my friend.

Sandra Evertson said...

Hope you and yours had a wonderful Happy Easter!
Sandra Evertson

Bimbimbie said...

Sending you some rainbow hugs and smiles to let you know I'm hoping things improve for your family *!*

jet1960 said...

Beth, so sorry to hear that Lottie & your stepfather are not doing well. I know it is very exhausting in just the worry you have for them and not knowing what to do to make it better. I hope they are doing better now and will be praying that it is so.

Love & prayers,