Physically, Better. Mentally, Not So Much
Physically, I think Mom is improving. However, her mind is another matter. She was perfectly lucid through all of this, until four days ago. Now, she’s very agitated and hallucinating. It’s tough. She’s eating and drinking, talking up a storm…but her mind is all over the place. Difficult in a whole different way. They tested for UTI and did blood work and both were fine. So, no explanation at this point.
Much more stable physically, not mentally. We’ll do a stool test on Monday (2nd round of antibiotics done tomorrow) to see if the bacteria has cleared. She’s had two nasty bacteria in her colon, both very serious. Diarrhea since July 2nd, although it is slowing now.
Last week, the Hospice nurses were saying we were in her last 72 hours. Physically, she’s out of that stage.
Tired, feel like I’ve been through the emotional wringer! The amount of support and love that we’ve been shown amazes me.