Dad has been doing great in rehab, working hard and slowly getting stronger. They are working on healing the pressure sore that had developed. Mom has been visiting him daily, plus keeping up with the house. She was not necessarily been taking great care of herself during this ordeal, not eating properly, not resting enough. You all know the drill.
Wednesday afternoon I received a phone call from the rehab center. Mom was visiting dad, but she was not doing very well. Her blood pressure was extremely high, she was very dizzy and light headed and feeling horribly sick to her stomach. She was refusing to go to the hospital and would I please talk to her. When I was able to speak with her, I told her she was going to the hospital and I would not take no for an answer. Once Richard was home I headed on off to Virginia.
She spent three days in the hospital. A large number of tests were run. Thankfully the primary concern of a stroke was ruled out. Her COPD flared up horribly and she is now on home oxygen therapy since any type of activity caused her oxygen saturation levels to plummet.
It appears that mom not taking care of herself has led to high blood pressure. So mom, I know you read this. You better be resting, taking your meds, and EATING! Love ya!
My brother has also moved back to Virginia from Georgia. He is living at mom and dad’s right now. He works for Advance Auto Parts as an assistant manager and thankfully a local (well semi-local) store had an opening so he will be starting there tomorrow. Personally I think it is a great opportunity since he will be at a much busier store and learn the commercial accounts part of the business. (This was actually in the works and he already due to arrive on Friday.)
I told him once mom and dad are settled and everything is back to its new normal, he should look up in my neck of the woods since they have recently opened two Advanced Auto Parts in our county. I want to keep him local, Georgia is too far away. 🙂
While I was out in Virginia sorting everything out there, Richard was informed by his mom that she has breast cancer. So prayers for Bea are needed too. Now that I am home, I will see what I can do to help her out too.
I hope you all have wonderfully blessed Sunday!