There’s Still a Reason

The good news is that my maternal unit does not have a kidney stone and probably not a bladder infection.

And we convinced the doctor to re-test in a few days, since an IV course of Cipro seemed excessive for the situation. (my mother having “issues” with antibiotics)

The bad news is that it’s likely a bursa in her hip socket. Also, she has a cyst on her kidney, but that’s probably not causing the pain. They’ll check it again in a few months.

And the neurologist, cardiologist and orthopedic surgeon have to get onside to figure out about replacing her knee and hip. Also, her daughter thinks they should get a consult from the infectious disease specialist, you know because of the bone eating disease she has (osteomylitis).

Organizing specialists for someone with all my mother’s problems is like herding cats.

So. . . More tests. And some morphine. And Dramamine. And another trip to the ER.


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16 Responses to There’s Still a Reason

  1. Trish says:

    oh sweetie.. prayers for your mom.

  2. JuliaS says:

    I'm so sorry. Sending many prayers and hugs your way. Hoping that your mom improves.

  3. VA Blondie says:

    I am so sorry about your mom.

    I also have likened herding doctors to herding cats. It is so difficult to get them together.

  4. Donna says:

    So sorry to hear about your Mom. I hope she is able to start feeling better soon.

  5. Debby says:

    Oh, your poor Mom. Poor you as well. It's not fun to watch helplessly from the sidelines.

  6. Candid Engineer says:

    Thinking of you and your mom. It's a lot to have to handle.

  7. Bluebird says:

    Oh, ugh. I'm sorry. It sounds like you're being an incredible help to her, though. I'm sure it's wearying (is that a word?) – but I'm sure it means so much. Thinking of you both.

  8. Two Hands says:

    Praying for your maternal unit, it sounds like she has an awful lot going on. If anyone can corral the cats, it's you.

  9. Calliope says:

    ooof! herding specialists can be so tough. thank goodness she has you!!

  10. Sue says:

    Thinking of you and your mom. Wishing for a speedy recovery, and cooperative specialists.

  11. Heidi says:

    Love and hugs. And wishes for a fast, simple, speedy recovery.

  12. Natalie says:

    Oh my, that is a LOT to deal with! 🙁 I hope everything sorts itself out.

  13. Martha says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mum. I send my best and yes, coordinating doctors can be a challenge.

  14. meinsideout says:

    so sorry…big hugs to you and your mom.

    I hope she is not in too much pain.

  15. CLC says:

    I am so sorry. I hope she is not in too much pain and makes a quick recovery.

  16. Aunt Becky says:

    Sending love, light and gin.

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