Apr 20, 2009
Crazy week last week and likely worse this week. We took Mom to the ER Saturday night as she was in extreme back and leg pain. She couldn't even stand to go to the bathroom, feed herself or dress herself. The day before she was positively diagnosed with blood in her stool.
We had to pull a whole lot of strings to get her admitted as nobody believed she was sick enough for admission. All hell broke loose when they got the intial blood work in. Mom's hemoglobin was a 6. Yes, a six. That's not a typo. She is bleeding out somewhere in her guts. These people were ready to give her a pill and send her home to die. Yeah, I had a few choice words for the nurse practitioner involved who was blocking the way to admission.
Gotta run to the hospital now. Mom is having a colonoscopy and endoscopy at 8:30 and I doubt the news will be good. She did the prep last night and reported it was nothing but old blood. Now even Mom is scared and the gastro doc said it could be anything from ulcers - maybe even a small perforation due to a high white cell count now - to cancer.