Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Complications

The day after the uneventful surgery (where the word 'uneventful' is a positive one), my mother had severe chest pain. After an ECG which showed significant ischaemic changes, she was shifted to the ICCU, and was hooked up on a cardiac monitor. She also received two units of blood, and is continuously on oxygen and various drips. The doctors are now waiting for the surgical incision to heal sufficiently before doing an angiography/angioplasty. She remains in her private ICCU room till then, where she is permitted an attendant, given her age and extreme frailty. I spend most of the day there, and a private nurse comes in at night. My sister looks after my household and our father, who is being very stoic about the whole business, and yet can break my heart with a slight downturn of his mouth. My eldest daughter came in yesterday, and will spend time at the hospital so I can deal with some other necessary stuff and take an occasional break. The SRE has curtailed his travelling for a while and is a great source of strength. The curly haired son was having exams, but came over to the hospital whenever he could to cheer up his grandmother. My sister-in-law and nephew will be here next week from England, as will the older son from New York. My uncles, aunts and various cousins call frequently. I am truly thankful for my family.

I am also thankful for my wonderful blogworld family.
Thank you for all your good wishes. Your prayers are still needed.

26 comments:

starry eyed said...

Hope she heals soon, and you can all relax at home. Hugs, Dipali.

Thinking Cramps said...

Dipali, all our best wishes are with you and your wonderful family. My parents care for my very infirm grandmother and it is a full-time job. So I am glad you have everyone around you in this crisis moment. Take care.

Nino's Mum said...

You're in my prayers. Gentle hugs to your mum.

Phoenixritu said...

Our prayers are with you

Sundar Narayanan said...

our thoughts and prayers are with you Dipali. hope your mom recovers well.

Jawahara said...

Hope your mother recovers soon. Sending you good vibes!

Ron said...

So sorry to read this Dipali. How is she now? I hope she recovers soon.

MindfulMeanderer said...

Prayers n hugs!

ChoxBox said...

Hope she gets well soon Dips.

Aneela Z said...

fingers and toes crossed...hope the new year brings you and yours loads of good luck and good health...and beymaar ka haal acha ho.

Usha said...

My best wishes and prayers are with you dear dipali.

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Best wishes and prayers from me...

Era said...

*hugs* It's wonderful that you have such a strong and supportive family. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

anupama said...

hang in there..our prayers are with u

Suki said...

Praying for you, Dipali. For you, your mother, your father and your wonderful family.

Mom Gone Mad said...

Oh dear. I hope she gets better soon. This kind of situation is no fun. And what an awesome family. You deserve it a 100%, Dips!

Will be thinking of you!

nitya said...

Good luck and prayers, Dipali.

Nat said...

Hey Dippy,...hang in there, I am glad for your terrific family. Sending prayers for your mom to get well soon.

Poppy said...

Hope all goes well Dipali - my prayers with you and your family in this difficult time.

Sujatha said...

Hugs, Dipali. I hope things work out quickly and well. You are going through such a tough time. Best wishes to your mom and your dad. Chin up.

2 B's mommy said...

You are in my prayers Dipali. Hope your mum gets better soon.

Lots of hugs

take care

AA_Mom said...

Hope your mom gets better soon!

Wishing lots of courage to you.

uttara said...

just catching up. sending lots of prayers and hugs your way. take care

2 B's mommy said...

Hows your mum now Dipali?

Rayna M. Iyer said...

I'm really sorry I got her so late, Dipali. Have not been reading any of the blogs I follow for almost a month now, and missed both your posts.

I am glad your mother's original surgery was uneventful, and all my best wishes are with you now.

Hope you manage to get your mother back home really soon.

Subhashree said...

How's your mom Dips? Is she better?