Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Crazy Day

Today has been...interesting.

Work sucked, as usual, but I won't bore you with the details. The interesting bit of the day happened around 4pm when I received a phone call from my mom's landlord/friend telling me she had called an ambulance to come pick my mom up because her blood pressure was very high and she was very sick. Cue me leaving work as fast as rocket taking off for space, calling The Hubs at work as I was moving. I picked The Hubs up and we drove 20 minutes to the next town over where my mom lives. We went to her apartment and met her with the ambulance. We were then told to go on to the hospital and the ambulance would shortly arrive with my mother.

We spent about 3 hours at the hospital before my mom was released. Turns out she forgot to take her blood pressure medication last night and this morning. All three different kinds both times. Thus the culprit for her b/p being 220/110. Needless to say, she has been lectured about taking her medicine and advised to follow up with her regular physician in the morning.

So, that relaxing evening I had planned to post and visit some blogs? Yeah, it went right down the drain. My apologies. However, tomorrow is effectively my Friday at work and I have no big plans for the weekend, so I definitely see the probability of visiting lots of interesting blogs this weekend. For now, toodles! It's been an exhausting day!

7 comments:

Jeremy Bates said...

Yes, you should lovingly advise you mother that hypertension is a very serious health issue. She has what the docs would call a hypertensive emergency. Glad she's okay.

Does she have one of those reminders? Also, I have seen people use their cell phones and set the alarm so as to remind them.

Anyway, see ya around!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Oh man... I'm really glad that your mom is okay, but man what a stressful mess. Hoping you have a nice quiet restful weekend. :)

Trisha said...

I'm glad your mom is okay! That is so stressful. Happy ICLW!

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Jjiraffe said...

I'm so sorry! That must have been so scary :(

Aspgriswold said...

Hello from ICLW...that must have been so scary!! Glad your mom is doing okay! I'm really excited to read more of your blog. My husband and I are still in the infertility treatment stage but have started talking about the adoption process and may get started with that if our next tx planned in May doesn't work. I'll be glad read about your experience and learn about this process from it. Best of luck to you!!

Heather said...

Shame, that is really awful about your mom. Hope she puts a reminder in her phone or something to take her pills!!
I have also been in hospital for BP but it was when I was pregnant. :( I was then on bedrest for the last month of the pregnancy after that. In any case, my blog has been hacked, so not sure if you can visit me right now...

Emily @ablanket2keep said...

Oh that must have been so scary! I hope your Mom is taking her meds and is doing well now. So exciting about the last home study! Hope it went well today! Everything seems to be moving right along. I can't wait to hear about the girl.

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