Monday, November 9, 2009


I'm in Little Rock tonight. I got a call from my dad this afternoon saying that PV was recommending that my mom be moved to UAMS for medical evaluation. Decisions like this are hard for him to make alone so I drive to Little Rock.

Last Sunday my mom became agitated and scratched a nurse and hit another patient's family member. We suspected she might have a UTI (read article for explanation as to why we assume she would become aggressive with a UTI). The test came back negative.

While they waited for the results of the UTI to come back from the lab they gave her a sedative to calm her down and make her comfortable - my dad described her on Tuesday as "antsy." After they received the negative result they started easing off the sedative to see how she would handle herself. Today, she went after the nurse on duty again.

My dad and I are taking Mom tomorrow. The estimated time she will stay at UAMS is 2-4 weeks while they evaluate her physically and regulate her medicine.

Please pray that she has a smooth transition, and that the doctors and nurses have wisdom in discerning what is causing these episodes.


Linds said...

oh Mare, I'm so sorry. Call me if you need to talk. Love you!

Anonymous said...

My husband and I read your blog daily. Your mom is our age, so it hits home. We will be praying for them, and you during this hard time.

BubblesandMoney said...

I found you blog from the top LR blogs. I pray for you and your family as you walk down this path.

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