Right to the Jugular!

So…an eventful couple of days. Forgive me, but I’m blogging from my iPod in the ER.

On Thursday, my mom’s cardiologist makes local headlines for putting in unnecessary stents.

Mom is offered a spot in assisted living.

She falls twice…within one hour, due to dropping blood sugar (which may be cancer-related).

When I see her that evening, I notice that her face and arms are swollen.

The next morning, Mom decides we should see the doc. When I arrive, she’s so alarmingly swollen that she looks like the blueberry kid from Willie Wonka.

So I take her to the ER. After hours on end, they find a blood clot in her jugular vein. They start heparin, and antibiotics for a UTI.


About Kathleen

Kathleen Heuer is a serial arts advocate and volunteer. She is the mom of two beautiful girls, wife to a brilliant nuclear engineer, and referee between her golden retriever and her hissy 18-year-old cat. For more, go to http://about.me/kathleendheuer.
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6 Responses to Right to the Jugular!

  1. Sandwiched says:

    Over 24 hours later, she’s still in the ER. I came to see her, but she’s off somewhere for a test.

    If you’re the praying kind, we could use a few. Thanks.

  2. Natalia says:

    Oh gosh! I hope that she is doing OK. You are all in my prayers!

  3. I know what you are going through. Praying that everything will be okay! Hang in there!

  4. So sorry – my login is not working well. Hang in there! Wishing you the best!

  5. Happy blogoversary 🙂

  6. Pingback: Assisted living and hospice | Sandwiched

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