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Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:35 PM

Mom is sick and has been in the hospital.

Earlier in the month I talked about my mom being in the hospital with RSV and Pneumonia. Well, I have been by my mother's side while she has been in the hospital (her local) getting worse. It was discovered she had a Staph infection which was effecting her heart and she was developing a Kidney issue.

While in the hospital they had been trying to do physical Therapy with her daily and would increasingly be more and more painful. she couldn't even get a bed bath without being so painful. I have been doing my best to be her advocate and keep the various diagnosis straight. Thursday Ortho came did x-rays on her hip and pulled fluid from her hip. Yesterday the ortho doctors came up said staph infection was in her hip and her hip replacement (which she got in 99) was failing her. She was frustrated with various Diagnosis. she sick and miserable wants to go to Allegheny. I demand she goes there.

We also have a cousin ( and her Godson) who is head of one of the departments in Allegheny General. He also thru her local Doctor has been keeping an eye on her.

Hospital is all nasty and is like well, it isn't going to be instant, and it could be 2 or 4 days before they have a bed to transfer her and Administration coming in CYA the hospital that are just chasing symptoms and not viewing and treating the whole and getting ahead of it.. I call the cousin with my mom on speaker phone. We tell him everything she has gone thru and asked his help. long story short she was being loaded into an ambulance at 10:30 pm to be taken to Pittsburgh. My sister came in from the state she lives in to give me a break. she followed the Ambulance down and has been with her since. I feel guilty being home while she's there, but everyone is saying take a break.

Today they did x-rays and the Doctor came in saying they didn't find infection in her hip. They see part of the hip is failing and preventing her from moving and walking. The primary concern is the staff infection which is not only in the heart but also effecting her kidneys.

May I please ask you to send some healing vibes my mother's way. I will be at her side at Alleghany but will need to call my work place since I originally thought she would be discharge from the hospital on the 10th.

Thank you for letting me vent.

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Reply Mom is sick and has been in the hospital. (Original post)
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PA_jen Saturday #10
Walleye Saturday #2
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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:37 PM

1. ..

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Response to BlueWaveNeverEnd (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:08 PM

10. thank you

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:38 PM

2. Those infections are tough my brother had hip replacement, he had to be on IV antibiotics for weeks

I sure hope it works out for you, life can be so damn tough

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Response to Walleye (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:08 PM

11. Thanks. I hope your brother is doing better.

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Response to PA_jen (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:24 PM

20. He is doing very well he's just turned 65, He walks 4 miles at a time now

It was very tough whilevthey knocked out that infection though

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:40 PM

3. It is my practice to pray.

And I have done that both for you and your mother. May you both find healing, peace and comfort.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:09 PM

12. Thank you.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:43 PM

4. Bless you for keeping such excellent vigilance of your mother!

Sending prayers her way.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:09 PM

13. Thanks.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:47 PM

5. Sending positive vibes for your mom

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:49 PM

6. Sorry to hear that PA_jen

Healing Vibes heading to your Mother.....

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Response to spanone (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:10 PM

14. Thank you.

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Response to PA_jen (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:12 PM

18. ♥️

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:50 PM

7. 🙏🏻 ♥️ 🙏🏻 ♥️ 🙏🏻 ♥️

Sending whatever positive vibes I can, hereís to your momís rapid healing.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:10 PM

15. thank you.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 07:54 PM

8. Hoping like hell your dear Mom's issues are resolved.

At least the infection - because the hip canít be dealt with until that is gone. Wishing her the very best. AND you. You must be exhausted being there for her and advocating for her while fighting snotty hospital admin. But you got her what she needs so you are a hero! Pat yourself on the back for that! You do need some time for yourself. Let your sister be there for a bit. You canít help her best unless you take care of yourself first. Please do that. Then go back into the fray.

Wishing for a complete cure of that infection SOON.

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:11 PM

16. thanks.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:07 PM

9. God Bless your Mom, yourself and your whole family

May the healing light of the holy spirit surround your Mom and God keep her safe in the palm of his hand

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Response to MacKasey (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:11 PM

17. Thanks.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:20 PM

19. That is a lot of stress to go through.

I hope you are getting some rest and things will resolve with your mother soon. Take care of yourself so you can take care of your mother.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:25 PM

21. Sending vibes. When it comes to hospitals the bigger the better.

Hang in there Jen. Youíre doing all you can do and thatís all you can do.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:27 PM

22. I will keep her in my prayers

In the Jewish tradition, you use the person's first name and their moms first name. If you're comfortable letting me know then, I'll be happy to add her to the list at our synagogue.

May the One who blessed our ancestors ó

Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,

Matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah ó

bless and heal the one who is ill:

________________ son/daughter of ________________ .

May the Holy Blessed One

overflow with compassion upon him/her,

to restore him/her,

to heal him/her,

to strengthen him/her,

to enliven him/her.

The One will send him/her, speedily,

a complete healing ó

healing of the soul and healing of the body ó

along with all the ill,

among the people of Israel and all humankind,

soon,

speedily,

without delay,

and let us all say: Amen!

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Response to Danmel (Reply #22)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 09:39 PM

37. thank you. Her name is Barabra.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:33 PM

23. Love and healing vibes going your way

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Response to Lifeafter70 (Reply #23)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 09:40 PM

38. thank you.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:34 PM

24. Sending healing vibes to your mom

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:52 PM

25. Sending lots of good vibes for your Mom--and you. It's hard worrying about an ailing parent.

I hope that infection gets knocked out, and sheís soon feeling better.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:55 PM

26. Sending love to you and your mother.

Take the breaks when you can get them. 💗💗🙏💐

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 08:56 PM

27. You and your mom are in my thoughts

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 09:02 PM

28. Healing vibes and prayers for her, and for you.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 09:09 PM

29. Peace and blessings to your mother and to you.

Praying for healing and for the skill and wisdom of her medical team.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 09:12 PM

30. Swift and gentle healing to your mother ❤️ Thank God she has you in her corner ❤️

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 09:12 PM

31. Prayers and vibes

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 09:14 PM

32. Sending positive thoughts

and gentle hugs your way. I am so sorry that you and your Family are going this. I hope she gets the help she needs at the new facility.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 09:19 PM

33. Sending good vibes to your Mom, your sister, and YOU!

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 09:28 PM

34. All best wishes for you guys and for beating that staph infection,

and then on to repairing her hip. Hope taking this big step helps her feel better in itself.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 09:32 PM

35. Healing vibes on the way! 💓💓💓

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 09:33 PM

36. Sending 💗💗💗💗 to mom, you and your sister.

Speaking from experience you and your sister need to take turns so you can both keep going for how ever long it takes to get mom back on her feet and safely home .

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 09:43 PM

39. Kickety Kickin'

Super extra healing vibes for her and stress healing vibes to you

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 09:48 PM

40. Healing thoughts flying at you all!!

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 09:57 PM

41. Sending Positive Energy ⚡️ Your Way PA_jen and mom!

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 10:03 PM

42. PA_jen, all the hugs and good vibes for you and your mom.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 10:31 PM

43. Your mom, you and yours have been lifted up for prayer.

Miracles still abound.

🕯🙏

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 10:31 PM

44. Sending healing and peaceful vibes.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 10:35 PM

45. Prayers 🙏 and healing thoughts 💕 for your mother

and for you and all those who know and love her.

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 09:43 AM

46. Holding all of your family in my heart

and hoping you all get good rest and get well

((((((hugs)))))

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Response to PA_jen (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2023, 12:46 PM

47. I'm sorry you, your Mom and family are going through this.

So fortunate you were able, through your Godson, to get her to Alleghany. I hope now with more attentive and acute care she will recover quickly, although it does sound as if she'll need that hip replacement updated.

All the best for a speedy and full recovery.

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