Mom's kidneys finally kicked in. That was one of the main worries. The lab results indicated she wasn't contagious. However, she still has the diarrhea which doesn't seem to be lessening any. Over the weekend, they started treating her for a urinary infection, which probably helped start her kidneys.
At noon today she was scheduled for a colonoscopy. Hopefully I'll know the results by the end of the day.
My mother was put in the hospital yesterday. She's a bit better today, since she now is being pumped with fluids, but still has the diarrhea she had when she went in. The lab report hasn't come back yet, but they think it's some sort of bacteria that is causing it, but until they know for sure, they haven't started any antibiotics yet.
Mom is 87 yrs old. She likes living by herself, and is the last person to admit she needs help, but we do what we can. My sister lives 30 minutes away by car from where Mom lives, but I live in the next state and takes me 4-5 hours to drive there by car.
I hope tomorrow will shed some light on the situation. The nurse I talked to today seemed concerned because they think she's in early renal failure. She hasn't urinated since she was admitted. Dehydration does that I'm told.
I got an interesting call on my cell phone this morning and thought I'd share. Here's how it went:
Me: Hello Caller: Hi, how are you Me: Okay Caller: Where are you? Me: At home Caller: What are you doing there? Me: Where else would I be? Caller: Not going to work? Me: I don't work any more, I'm retired. Caller: Oh my, sorry, I think I have the wrong number Me: I guess you do!
Never did get that guy's name! Strange that he doesn't know what his wife (or his friend) sounds like on the phone!