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Friday, April 18, 2008

Mid-month update

For those who read regularly and voiced their concerns for my mother, I thank you and appreciate your thoughtful words.  My mother is home and doing okay.  The released her from the hospital on Monday, April 7th because there wasn't much they could do for her.  Her cardiologist thinks that she will live the rest of her life in Afib.  She will continue with medication and regular visits to the doctor.

I've begged her to seek out another doctor's opinion but she doesn't want to.  She claims there's few cardiologists in her network and with her finances as shaky as they are, I do understand.  I wish I had the wealth to help her.  Unfortunately, when you've suffered health problems for as long as my mother has, it's almost impossible in this country to stay financially sound.  No matter how good your insurance might be, after a while the premiums and copays get higher.  Even wealthy people suffer financial hits if they endure long-term health complications.  

I think she's not interested in seeking a second opinion because she's sick of doctors.  I don't blame her for this one either.  She spends too much time in waiting rooms and at pharmacies, often without the answers she needs.  

I love my mother and hate seeing her like this but given the choice of her the way she is now and no mother at all and I'll still take my Mom.  I only hope that I can offer her more help in the future. 

One of my friends who lost her mother in a car crash several years ago once said "mothers are precious."  I agree.

1 comment:

heiresschild said...

i'm glad your Mother is out of the hospital and home. Mothers are precious, and i'll keep your Mother in my prayers.