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Up until now my Mom has been pretty damn healthy for an 87 year old. Lately she kept having bouts of "bronchitis" but I suspected something else. Last night she woke up around midnight and felt like she couldn't get enough air so this morning I took her to the hospital. I knew it was serious when she called and said she thought she'd better go! They've got her overnight so she can be looked at by a cardiologist. They did lots of exams today and they suspect it may be the beginning of congestive heart failure as there is a small amount of fluid on her heart. Cross your fingers! KevinT
 

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I wish her well and a fast resolve if there could be one. I haven't any family history of cardio issues to offer any insite, but I do have two grandparents that are really up there in age and it amazes me how they are both hanging in there with serious issues now.
 

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Kevin I will keep her in my prayers, best of luck and know we are here if you need us.
 

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Kevin, more prayers with you from here. Whatever happens, it is a great blessing to have your mother in your life for such a long time. My mom went home to the Lord in 2009 at 83, and I can hardly believe it's been that long already. But you know it is just as possible they will be sending her home in a day or two after finding it is minor or they can control her condition. We will hope for the best, and you know your belt fed brothers are here for you 24/7.
 

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More prayers special delivery for your mom's well-being, you and your family. Too many of us don't get the chance to tell our loved ones how much they mean to us and how much they're loved. When anyone we care about is in the hospital there are a few things we must be especially vigilant of -- things like having a special "watchman," preferably a family member or hired private nurse, at their side 24/7, asking for and expecting good hand-washing, (not the alcohol stuff stuck to the wall) from anyone in contact with the patient, and so on.

https://www.google.com/search?q=forty+things+your+nurse+won't+tell+you&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
http://www.rd.com/health/conditions/more-things-your-nurse-wont-tell-you/
http://www.readersdigest.ca/home-garden/tips/13-things-your-nurse-won-t-tell-you/
http://briegowen.com/2014/03/23/30-things-nurses-almost-say-but-then-dont/
http://briegowen.com/2014/09/29/50-things-that-drive-nurses-crazy/
https://torontoemerg.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/dont-tell-your-patient-this-or-that/


Carry On!
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Prayers Sent, for your Mom, and her loved ones.

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Prayer for your mom Kevin , at least she still has someone to care about her ! I lost mine in 98`and my father in 04` :jedicrying: .Just me and the Evil Macaw remain out of my entire family :( .
 

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Kevin, Please know that you have many friends who are praying for you and your mothers well being. I hope she is released from the hospital in time for the holidays so you can celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with those you love. Prayers sent and we are here for you in the event you need us. Be strong and keep her comfortable knowing you are there with her.
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Prayers sent!

We have two local cardiologists that say they have seen actual reversal of heart failure symptoms on this product:

http://www.myresqproducts.com/resq-orosine-magnesium-orotate-inosine-60-capsules.html

There are shills and snake oil everywhere, but I think it is worth a try for a couple months if your mom's doctor doesn't mind. Perhaps her doc will be willing to call one one of these cardiologists and discuss it.
 

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Thoughts and prayers.
 

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Thank you all for the prayers and support. As of right now she is still waiting on the stress test and I hope that she will be out before too long. we all know how crappy a stay at the hospital can be. When I left her this morning she still couldn't have anything to eat and she was a bit grumpy. KevinT
 

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I've been in and out of hospital care lately myself quite a bit, so I can relate to "grumpy". I also will add a prayer for her well being along with the other brothers here - praying for a a speedy recovery and good test results on her behalf.
 

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Grumpy is a "good" sign Kevin, best wishes on taking her home soon!!
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...be there...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Although I hate hospitals and funeral homes...best thing you can give your mother is to be there for her. If you have brothers or sisters,might want to keep someone there for her at all times. Family presence does make a difference. Like many of us older folks,we have lost our parents...so we understand better than most. Stay safe...
 

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WHEN you get her home, keep an eye on her ankles and feet for swelling. Orthopedic socks and elevated feet will be the order most likely. Possibly have to cut down on her fluid intake too. That was the hardest part for my dad And me. Felt like an abuser even after the doc ordered it.

A positive mental outlook is paramount for both of you. Negative thoughts do create negative outcomes.
That's not some hippy bull crap. It's actually in the Big Book.

Let her know she is not a burden and you still very much want her around. You have no idea how many folks feel that way and just let go out of sorrow.
 

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Update, Mom should be released today (Friday) her heart is pumping like it should and they are expecting her kidney function to return to her "normal" level. The meds the ER gave her for the heart was what threw the monkey wrench in her kidneys. Thanks for all the prayers. KevinT
 

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Glad it worked out Kevin enjoy the Christmas season with family as we never now when it is our last! Thanks for the update. Russ
 
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