And now my aunt is having more trouble. Took her to her cardiologist last Tues and her ankles were swollen. He took her off 2 medications thinking she is overmedicated and I think so too. The next day she went shopping with my other cousin and her ankles were more swollen than before so her primary physician wanted to see her. I don't know what happened after she went to see him. The meds the other doctor took her off shouldn't interfere with her health. She was on a cholesterol med and her level is fine so at her age the doc said they could try to eliminate that one and another was a lower dosage of a heart pill. She's on another heart pill 3 X's a day so he felt the smaller pill could be eliminated and we would try that for 6 weeks. She's just really upset (understandably, ) that all of the sudden all she's doing is doctor visits and hospital visits. My heart breaks for her !! I had to separate myself from her problems for awhile .
I had a doctors appointment for myself last week and my blood pressure was pretty high. They took it 3 X's at different times during my visit and it finally came down so I think it's stress related. My doctor said I am only 1 person and I have to take care of myself and I can't save the world.. my mom, my aunt , what Tom and I went through with his cancer, it all takes it's toll. I love my aunt and I took her on to help her along with everything but with my mom and all and now Tom's dad who hanging by thread , is I just have to put her in God's hands for now . It would help if her son would do his part but his attitude is "out of sight out of mind " and " go lay down and you'll feel better ! " He's so mean to her verbally. One of the ladies at her apartment complex told me that she hadn't seen Betty for a few days and so she told her she was glad she was back from the hospital and she hugged her. My cousin said, " Why don't you guys go get a room !" UGH!! He's never had to do anything for her before and now that she will be 91 next month all the sudden she's interfering with his life. Makes me sick ! I told him the other day I would give anything if my mom could converse with me in a normal conversation like we used to and I could take her shopping like we used to do and he should be thankful she's the way she is. All the sudden he said, " I have to go " and that was the end of our conversation. At least I told him how I felt !
Sorry for going on but I guess I needed to vent. Keep us all in your prayers and I pray that everyone stays safe from Michael ( the next possible hurricane in the Gulf ). The Carolina's don't need anymore rain !!
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