Something that I haven’t been blogging about in depth is some of the difficult stuff GM has been going through lately. I won’t go into detail here, but her issue resulted in my rushing her to the hospital yesterday. Thankfully there is virtually a brand new Mayo Clinic Emergency Facility two blocks away and she was seen immediately.
GM becomes completely disoriented in a hospital. She is at times adorable and witty and then instantly screaming and confused. Mother and I were able to be with her for every exam and procedure and that was very helpful in keeping her calm.
Watching someone you love suffer with pain is one of the worst things ever. But when that someone has a memory disease it just seems cruel and so very unjust. Every 2 minutes she would repeat the awareness of hurting. It just makes me so incredibly upset to think about that right now.
We were able to get a diagnosis for two things that we can begin to treat at home. And thankfully we were discharged late last evening.
Every time GM has to go to the hospital we loose more of her. Sometimes she will sort of bounce back in a week or so, but usually the disorientation sets her back permanently. I am truly worried about who she will be when she wakes up this morning. I worry about how altered she will be, and how long she will stay that way.
I will be taking a small internet break for a few days so that I can focus on her 100%. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated and desired.