Hi guys! Just wondering when u can sleep on your side? How did You sleep when u got home? My moms in rehab but going to discharge in a week I think. Just wondering because she is still sleeping with the head of bed elevated. Thank u!
So, my mom is in rehabilitation and she is doing well. However, mentally she is having a hard time. She keeps repeating "this was a big surgery". She does EVERYTHING for my dad and when she's done with rehabilitation she will have to come to me until she's cleared by MD to return to full use of her arms. She is not accepting this, at all! I'm trying to validate her feelings but I don't want her to dwell on the surgery. I want her to be at peace and go forward . Any advice? How long until she will accept this? Thanks friends!
Thank all of you for your support! Mom is post op day 1 today. She's really doing great! But, she is in pain in her incision, neck and back. She is trying ultram tonight. OxyContin didn't seem to do anything. She did get up and walk to the door and back. I thought that was amazing! Will be back to Columbia to spend the day tomorrow. Hopefully they will take out the chest tube.
Surgery for my mom is 7am. The found 2 severely blocked coronary arteries today at her cath. So double bypass plus avr. I just left her at Columbia and didn't want to go. Now I'm sleeping at her house today to get there by 5am. I walked through the door and saw her slippers on the floor. I lost it and can't recover. Im falling apart......
The date of my mom's surgery....I feel that it's a sign from above!
God is good
Journal posted on February 20, 2017
Two nights to go...we are with my mom now. She is having highs and lows. One thing I'd like to share that is giving me some peace. God made the human body, it's imperfect. If you are here for yourself or someone you love, God has shared a secret with you. A secret to save your life. Although no one wants to do this, you are blessed to have the opportunity to..... the Lord is giving this to you. I am grateful to God that we know so that we can help my mom. I think this viewpoint is comforting for her. Another divine sign, Feb. 22 is the first ever heart valve disease awareness day. That is the date of her surgery. Best wishes to all of you. We are all here together...God Bless!
My mom's surgery is one week from today. I'm scared. It's like I go to sleep at night and wake up one day closer. How did your children react when you were facing surgery? Is there anything I can do other than pray to feel better. Is there anything I can do to help her accept this. She is asymptomatic so going through with this is tough for her because she does not feel like she has a problem.
Hi Everyone! My mom is counting down to her valve replacement on 2/22/17. She is really depressed, upset, "blue", having trouble eating and sleeping. The thought of going through this has consumed her. I don't know how to console her. She is not computer savvy. I told her I am reaching out to you all for help. Please tell me if you felt or feel this way and I will read her the blogs. Please help.
Hi everyone! My name is lisa and my mom is having open heart surgery for AVR on Feb. 22. I am a physical therapist and actually did cardiac rehab in the beginning of my career 17 years ago. Anyway, I am really scared and so is my mom. I just don't know what to expect immediately post op. I wonder how bad her pain will be. We are going to columbia press. in NYC so I know the MD and hospital are excellent. Please help me cope. My family is so close and my mom is our Rock.