Tuesday, May 18, 2010
ER & Mom
Took my mom to ER last night. She came upstairs and said that she felt weird. As she was standing at her microwave drying flowers in her Microfleur, she said that her vision was blurry and white. Her ears were sensitive to noise, she even was holding her hands over her ears because the piano I was playing seemed too loud. General weakness. I had asked her to smile and nothing looked crooked (like a stroke). She was having trouble coming up with words to items she knew (like 'microwave'). Decided to take her BP and it was 210/94. That's when we decided to take her into ER. Got there at 8pm and got home at 2:30am. I am so pooped.....Zander arrived at 8am so I'm running low on energy for watching my sweet 'almost 2 year old' grandson. The doctor did an EKG, CAT scan, Ultrasound on her carotids, and blood work. After waiting (soooooooo boring) all the test came back okay. Diagnosis.....TIA's. Take a full aspirin each day and get on BP meds. My mother does NOT want to do the BP meds. Most all meds give her some kind of bad reaction and she is fearful of starting some. I hope she can make a good decision about BP meds.....I'd like to have her around for a long time.