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07-21-2013, 10:32 PM

I see Sylvia mentioned about Mum being taken to hospital ...thank you Sylvia for mentioning it....I only had time to update FB.

Mum hasn't been well for the last few days...she has been very lethargic but I put it down to the hot weather and got her to up her fluid intake. However yesterday (Sat) she seemed to get worse and started to ramble in her talking.

So I phoned the emergency doctor and because he couldn't give me a time when he could get to our house we decided to take her there. We were finally seen after 2 and half hours. After doing tests he said she had a urine infection and gave me some strong antibiotics for her.

Today I thought it best to let her stay in bed but as the day went on she gradually got worse....she was hallucinating then started vomiting and her temperature went up. So I phoned for am ambulance.

When we got to the hospital they took her into the resucitation room and we had to wait in another room. After a couple of hours we were allowed in....the doctor said the infection had really taken hold...her heart was racing...high temperature ...slight dehydratipn and had affected her kidneys. They had her on monitors and IV's for fluids and antibiotics.

They will be moving her to a ward sometime but will find out tomorrow....she was looking a lot better and was more lucid...she even managed a smile..as you can see.....no idea why the pic is sideways......


Will keep you posted...she should only be in for a few days hopefully.


Pat xxxxx

mr sandbanx
07-21-2013, 10:35 PM
Pat please give Winnnie my best wishes for a speedy return home.

07-21-2013, 10:37 PM
:grouphug: Nan and Pat :grouphug:

Bless you both.. :heart: :heart:

07-21-2013, 10:54 PM
So sorry your Mum is having a rough time, Pat.
Hugs and prayers for you both.
Hope she can come home soon.


07-21-2013, 11:38 PM
The biggest hugs to you all Pat, and prayers for comfort for Winnie and a good recovery. :heart: :heart:

07-22-2013, 03:11 AM
I rotated the picture Pat. Please give Winnie all our love :heart: :heart: :heart:


07-22-2013, 03:20 AM

Sending white light to Winnie and hoping for a speedy recovery. Those UTI's can really wear them out. She is where she needs to be to get the IV meds and be monitored.

take care of you


07-22-2013, 03:44 AM
ALL the best for Win, Pat. Sounding comfortingly that you'll be back to SWMBO days again. Best wishes to you both. And keep the startling handsome young intern away :angel:

07-22-2013, 06:46 AM
Even as sick as she is, she's managing a beautiful smile under all that paraphernalia! I hope this infection clears up quickly... hugs to both of you!

07-22-2013, 07:23 AM
What a scary time this must have been for you seeing your beloved Mum in such sorry shape. I'm glad she is in the hospital where they can monitor her and make sure the meds are working.

:grouphug: to you and dear, dear Winnie.


07-22-2013, 07:50 AM
Pat, sending my absolutely best wishes to your mom and a big HUG for you!!


Ellen in Ont
07-22-2013, 08:07 AM
The I'VE antibiotics should work quickly. Lots of hugs to her and to you.:heart:

07-22-2013, 08:55 AM
Pat, thanks for updating us on Winnie's condition and for this pic of her smiling. We are praying for her and hope she's home very soon.:heart:

07-22-2013, 09:01 AM
:grouphug: Pat, I hope things resolve quickly and she is home soon :heart:

Strawberry Wine
07-22-2013, 09:12 AM
:grouphug:Winnie and Pat :grouphug:

Sending postive energy to Winnie for a speedy recovery. She is in the best place and the IV will hopefully work quickly.



07-22-2013, 10:21 AM
Glad she is getting good care and hope she will be home soon.Hugs to both of you.


Scene Chaser
07-22-2013, 10:47 AM


07-22-2013, 11:08 AM
Just back from the hospital - Mum has improved tremendously - she was chatting away like her old self - they have her on oxygen and iv's and catheterised....am thinking of asking if I can take one of those catheters home - save a lot of trouble.....lol.

She is being moved later to another ward - it is a new one that specialises in frail elderly people but I have stressed that I do not want her isolated where she has no one to talk to.

She should be home in a couple of days hopefully - will see how it goes.

Amazingly her eyes have improved - she didn't have her glasses on yet noticed a hair on my nose.....lol....so that is one good thing.

As for handsome doctors - well she is in her element as you can imagine so that should speed her recovery....lol

She sends her love to everyone and big hugs and kisses and thanks you all for your thoughts and prayers - she thinks it is marvellous.

I thank you all too - you are such great friends and I appreciate the support.


Pat xxx

07-22-2013, 01:05 PM
Got everything crossed. Sending huge big blue butterflies. Hoping she's home again soon. :heart: :grouphug: :heart: :grouphug: to you both.


07-22-2013, 01:06 PM
YOU rest Patty . Sounds like you are exhausted Too .
Stand strong, Thinking of you both .
June:heart: :wave:

New Gamboge
07-22-2013, 03:36 PM
Hugs to you both, Pat and Winnie - I'm glad Winnie is improving. Betty

07-22-2013, 04:13 PM
Pat, so great to hear that Winnie is feeling better. I think she must be my late Mum's long-lost sister, because my Mum would have noticed any stray hairs, or anything else out of place, just like a hawk!

Take care of yourself as well.

Best wishes, Anne

07-22-2013, 11:08 PM
I hope for continued improvement and a quick return home.

07-22-2013, 11:22 PM
Pat, thanks for the update on your Mom!! God's blessings on you both!! :heart: :heart:

Katherine :music: :music:

07-23-2013, 06:23 PM
Best wishes to Mum ...... And also to the new growth on you nose!

07-23-2013, 08:19 PM

Sorry to hear about Winnie, but I'm glad to know that she's improving.



M.L. Schaefer
07-23-2013, 09:38 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about your mother! But glad to hear she is improving and she is surrounded by people who love and care for her! My best wishes for her continuing recovery, and hoping she will be home with you soon!

God Bless and Keep You All!

:heart: Margarete

07-24-2013, 01:04 AM
That's great news Pat :clap:


07-24-2013, 01:21 AM
...... And also to the new growth on you nose!

:lol: :lol:

Glad she's improving Pat.
More hugs and kisses from us.:heart:

07-24-2013, 01:16 PM
You will have a growth on your nose Kev next time I see you.......:p

07-24-2013, 06:28 PM
More hugs and loads of love for you both....

(You'd better duck Kev, she's around the same height as you..

07-26-2013, 12:26 PM
Glad to hear your Mum is getting better. What a scare you have had!

Best wishes to your Mum for a speedy recovery