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18 June 2012 @ 10:38 am
My Mom  
Yesterday, I had to take my mom to the emergency room. We thought that she was suffering from congestive heart failure. She slept practically the whole day, and when  she finally took a shower, she fell asleep on the toilet seat while drying off. When I went to check in on her (I was concerned because she was gone in the bathroom for over 2 hours---although it's not unusual for her to stay in the bathroom for around 1 hour due to slowness), I noticed that her legs were swollen to twice their normal size. By the time we got to the hospital, mom could hardly walk. We had to use a wheelchair.  That's what
made me think that mom was suffering from congestive heart failure, a common occurrence when you reach 96 years on Earth. 

Once, she was admitted to the ER, they hooked her up to an EMG machine. Her heartbeat registered 33 beats per minute, not the normal 76-78 beats per minute. She was diagnosed to have bradycardia (slow heartbeat), and we were informed that she needed a pacemaker. 

So here we are in the ICU, awaiting her surgery for the pacemaker implantation. So far, her spirits are good. Let's hope that it'll continue. 
Current Location: ICU
Current Music: Mamma
~Lirpa~: Carnivàle: Brother Justin 4katje0711 on June 18th, 2012 04:14 pm (UTC)
Hope everything goes well for her today, Edith. She's in my prayers. {{HUGS}}
Melissa: Finch-hmmmxgirl30 on June 18th, 2012 05:51 pm (UTC)
Hope everything goes well.
She's in my prayers.
Leyosura: sea serpentleyosura on June 18th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
I hope everything goes OK. Thinking of you both. x
alabastardalabastard on June 18th, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
Hope things are ok, improving even.
Laurapolvodestrella on June 18th, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
I'm sending good vibes, hope the surgery goes well and your mom has a good recovery *hugs*
𝓢tephie ⩰ ℒuminousdaze: LOTR/The Hobbit 2012 Squee #4luminousdaze on June 19th, 2012 01:50 am (UTC)
I hope everything goes well.
what you're saying is you just didn'tbohemu on June 19th, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
Hope everything is fine now! Good luck with the implantation. My thoughts are with your family.