Update on Mum

Monday, 5 May 2008
I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post but, to be honest, I've not really had a lot to say.

Thank you so much for all the kind words of support you have offered, they are greatly appreciated.

Things with my mum have pretty much stayed the same. My dad has had to be off work all week as he's not been able to leave her, despite the Home Support Team saying that she should be left to fend for herself. How can you leave someone on their own for 7 hours when she keeps coming over faint?

Anyway, things have come to a head a bit over the weekend. My mum collapsed twice in the space of 24 hours. With the help of a neighbour, my dad took my mum to the Out of Hours clinic at the hospital on Saturday morning. After a thorough examination and an ECG, it appears that my mum has a problem with her heart; an irregular heartbeat. This has been exacerbated by the lack of fluids and food she has taken on board, and is partially dehydrated. This is the reason she has been collapsing, or nearly collapsing. The doctor could also not believe the low dose of antidepressant she was on and feels she should be on at least double, but that is down to the HST.

The HST came round yesterday and were talking to my mum about going to the hospital to their therapy rooms, but, apparently she became very argumentative and was adamant that she was not going. Unfortunately this is non-negotiable and I don't envy my dad when they come to take her down on Tuesday.

I still don't feel 100% either from when I was poorly the other week. Something has triggered off my BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) and it is making me feel even worse. I am unable to sleep or lay on my left side when I have this and any movement to my left can bring on a bout of vertigo.

Thanks again for listening. Hopefully I will have some cards to post really soon.

xx :0)


  1. NattyK said...:

    I hope you feel better soon Sarah and I hope the therapy rooms help your mum. x

  1. You poor thing, so sorry the heavens seem to have opened and dumped massively on you at the moment.

    Will say my prayers for you and hope that things start to get better really soon.

  1. Annapurna said...:

    Hi Sarah- Hopefully increase in the dosage and medication for her heart problem will make things a little better. If you had a cold or anything like that recently, you may have a ear infection and that could cause the dizziness. You may want to get it checked out. Hang in there. May be a grand baby will help her get better ;-))
    Take care

  1. Take your time babe xxxxx
    your mum will settle soon wither tablets then you will relaxe and then you will feel bettter ,you take care and look arter your self ,big hgs Dawnx

  1. Hi Sarah, Thank you for visiting my blog. I got my clips from The Range, they are made by making memories. I am sorry to hear your mum is not well. I know what it is like when a relative suffers with Depression, if you ever need to let off steam my email addy is maricardmaking@hotmail.co.uk. Take care and try to keep strong. Love and best wishes to you and your family Maria x

  1. Nikki said...:

    Oh goodness me Sarah...no advice I'm afraid...all I can send you is some (((((((HUGS))))))
    Nikki x

  1. CraftyTracy said...:

    Sarah I just wanted to say what Anna and Rachel have both said for me. Take care and I hope things work out better for your mum.


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