A quick update...
First, let me thank everyone for the abundance of birthday wishes and all the love, you are all such amazing, beautiful Beings and I am so grateful to have you all as my tribe!! I got the greatest birthday present ever yesterday, my mother FINALLY went to the ER. I have been doing all I can to get her there for a week now. Her energy, everything has been degrading rather quickly this past week.
I don't know why it took me all the way til yesterday to even think about checking to see if her medical history was online from her stay in the hospital when she had her stroke. But I suppose better late than never. I had no idea she had so much heart disease happening inside of her, pretty much most of her veins and arteries going from the heart to the brain are diseased with a 50-65% buildup of plaque with hardening of the arteries. Something her primary care doctor (that I fired, I wish I could fire her twice) should have told us about in detail when I first (and only) met her. Not a word about it at all.
Thank god her lung Doctor checked her heart rate and it was 156 beats per minute. He told her outright, get to the ET straight from his office. Phew, that did the trick!! I also have to give tremendous thanks to spirit, of all the lung doctors we could have chosen for her to be seen by, we chose the one that had seen her in 2008. Seems she has a nodule in her lung, which was part of the findings in her recent hospital stay. The recommendation was to have a CT scan, which her former primary doc never even mentioned it, nor ordered one.
My father taught me more than I ever realized with his own health issues and inadequate medical doctors, which is allowing me to be hypervigilant and much more expressive with my mother. You don't even realize what you are paying attention to, until it is needed again down the road. I took a lot of inner notes I suppose lol.
As soon as my mother got to the ET yesterday, they did an EKG and found that her heart was in A Fib, which I am sure it has been for weeks. When she got her cataract surgery a couple of weeks ago, they almost didn't do it because her heart rate was so high. When she went to see her new primary, same thing, he mentioned how high her heart rate was. We all assumed it was due to the "white coat syndrome." Nope. Had I, or any of us been armed with the cardiac findings of her hospital stay, well, we wouldn't have let her degrade as much as she did this past week.
They gave her some medicines to get her heart rate lowered and under control, after about 6 hours she was finally down to a steady 130 beats per minute. No where near good, but a hell of a lot better than 156. I have a feeling too, her increased shortness of breath is due to her heart arrhythmia. I am learning so much about the body, emotions and state of Being. Its one thing to conceptualize, but it is a whole other ball game to witness it in real time. What one thinks and what one feels about what they think are so interconnected and as my mother, as well as my father showed me, not conducive to health.
Well, I want to get to the hospital before the docs start coming in. Sadly, those on my reading schedule (you should have received an email already) will have to wait until I know whats happening with my mother, I will use the days off I have scheduled as my reschedule days as soon as I know what is happening with her.
But let me tell you, I am so so so grateful she is in the hospital and we are getting all of this addressed, understood and remedied!!
I love you all so much. Thank you for walking this walk with me, your love and support goes to the depths of my soul and holds me up!!!
Big big (((HUGZ)))) of emotional wellness to and thru ALL!! <3
Lisa Gawlas www.mysoulcenter.com/bookreading.html