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...And now I need a day off

I visited mom in ICU yesterday morning and found her alert and asking to get caught up on the events of past week, both personal, family, and at her church conference, which was held over the weekend. I'm pushing fifty, but was joyfully thinking, "It's my mommy!" She's been so out of it up to now and unable to talk when she wasn't.

I came back after work and she was gone. They'd moved her back up to progressive care again without informing me. But it didn't take long to track her down. Here's hoping she's off the ICU-progressive care yo-yo and on the high road to the rehab facility.

No PT or early-morning mom visits this AM. So I plugged a bit on Nano.

23501 / 25000 words. 94% done!


Apr. 27th, 2013 05:39 am (UTC)
Very glad to hear that your mom is better. I know how disconcerting it can be for families when their loved ones get transferred out of ICU without their knowledge; but at least transferring out is better than the other way round!
Apr. 27th, 2013 12:03 pm (UTC)
She has been on a yo-yo. She liked ICU better because it was quieter and she got more attention when she wanted it. Progressive care is a zoo in comparison--noisy, people coming and going, she has to share a room and it's cramped. "They keep tell me this is better!" she snarled.

Well, it *is* better, mom, to be out of ICU. It means you're recovering. But hopefully that will continue and you can have a private room that looks like a hotel room in the rehab facility.
Apr. 28th, 2013 05:12 am (UTC)
Often people have sort of separation anxiety when they leave ICU, because they feel safe with all the one to one attention, and it's a difficult transition to the less intense wards. Hope she gets to rehab soon.
Apr. 28th, 2013 04:32 pm (UTC)
Actually, my mom liked ICU better because it was so quiet and peaceful compared to the progressive ward, which is a chaotic zoo of people coming and going and noisy roommates and cluttered, cramped rooms.