That is what my week has felt like and I hate roller coasters!
My MIL went to Florida with her friend for a vacation. 3 weeks of fun in the sun! She called my hubby the previous week and told him that her knee and hip were hurting. She doesn't handle pain well. This is the woman who stubs her toe and spends 3 days in bed with vicodin. When she was 18 she was in a severe car accident. She was thrown from the car and then the car crushed her. She wasn't expected to make it. She did though. My hubby told her to go to the ER and have it checked out. She did and was told it was arthritis from those injuries. Welcome to old age!
By Monday though, she was starting to swell. My hubby finally talked her into going back to the hospital on Tuesday. They admitted her. She was so swollen that they had to cut off her jewelry. Her hands and feet were like grapefruits. He flew out Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. They didn't know what was wrong but had run every test they could think of on her.
Thursday they got a diagnosis. She has streptococcal pnuemonia. Part of the problem is that from her accident she had her spleen and part of her liver removed. Your spleen gets rid of the streptococcal. They also said that she was going into septic shock. So the next 24 hours were critical. My husband cancelled his return flight to stay with her.
Amazingly, Friday morning she was much better. She didn't want the pain meds that they were giving her. She was talking and smiling. It was looking good!
Yesterday, they said that they were going to move her out of ICU. The nurse wanted to get her sitting in a chair in her room for a bit though. When the nurse got her out of bed, she almost passed out. They got her back into bed and she said she had to pee. My hubby left the room so she could use the bed pan and returned to find out that she had peed 2 pints of blood.
So now the poor lady is back to staying in ICU and getting blood transfusions. She has internal bleeding and they don't know why or how come. So.... needless to say, I have gotten nothing done. I've been consoling kids, answering all the hard questions as best as I can, trying to help out my husband with his company in his absence, all the fun stuff. I am keeping my fingers crossed that things will turn out the best. So for now, the projects are on hold. Not much is getting done around here. I do have some things planned for when I come back though!
Here is hoping it is soon!