I'm really hurting

  1. Hello my friend. My mom's progress is stuck in a rut. Her walking has gone downhill because she gets extermely dizzy and is afraid of falling down. She's afraid to go to the bathroom because of this problem. She's also nauseated most of the time. The dr. has her on Tigan,but it only seems to work short-term. We have a Dr.s appt. Wed. afternoon. Hopefully we can get some answers cause I sure don't know anymore. I've tried Everything I know to do and I still can't help her feel better. It hurts more than words can say. Maybe I should just give up. Sorry for the rant,but I'm really hurting and I don't know how much longer I can hold on. Pray for us please. Love you all. Warrior Woman.
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  3. by   boggle
    Sorry to hear your mom is ailing so.

    I'm in favor of you becoming a thorn in that doctor's office's side. Keep calling till they give you an appointment sooner....., like now!........before dizzy becomes a fractured hip. Any chance your mom is on digoxin? Any other meds that might be up in the toxic range???

    Hope you both are feeling better
  4. by   Fgr8Out
    Theresa,

    My prayers for an answer for your Mother soon.... God Bless you both.

    Peace
  5. by   thisnurse
    healing vibes to you and your mom.
    i have to agree ...its time to be a pain in the docs azz.
    dont worry about that...just make sure you get what you need for your mom and take care of yourself too.
    you love your mom...you cant give up.
  6. by   suzannasue
    ((((((((((((((warrior woman)))))))))))))...keeping you and your Mom
    close to my heart...
    Understand first hand the frustration of caring for an ailing parent...we feel helpless and we sometimes lose the objectiveness we have when at work with "other people's parents"...it's not easy to see our parents age...I have had more than one face-off with MD's who see them as insignificant...had one MD tell me 'well your mama isn't going to live much longer and our efforts are merely temporary...she's going to die anyway." To which I replied " I hope I live long enough to hear one of your children told the same about you,because you know doc,you will die one day too, and you had better hope that your money and social stature get you a better doctor to care for you than my mother has right now"...Be persistent with the MD...
    become your mother's healthcare advocate...have the doctor explore all avenues for the answers...
    Oh yeah...remember to be kind to yourself...you are her daughter and a nurse...take it easy on yourself...but that's easy to say when I still whoop up on myself, 6 years after Mama died...
    Do as I say,not as I do !!!!! Keep us posted... :kiss
  7. by   RNConnieF
    I just saw this. I am so sorry for your and your family. Please don't feel that you have to apoligize for grieving for your pet. I remember when we had to put my childhood pet down and that was 20 years ago. Our pets are as much a family member as any of our "human" family. On some days I like my dog better than my kids. Engage in the same grief rituals you would for any family member. After all he was part of your family.
  8. by   RNConnieF
    Oh I am soooooooooo embaressed, I have NO idea how I managed to post a response to wrong thread. Brain burp. I am so sorry for both ladies in pain. I'll just go crawl into the crack in the floor now.
  9. by   in training
    Dear Warrior Woman, I am sorry for this time. I will pray for you and your family. I am still in school to become an RN and it gets me blue to hear about peoples pain. I hope I can have the courage and strength to be supportive and strong with my patients and family in times of need.

    Laurie (in training)
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    ((((((warior woman)))))!
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    that should have been ((((warrior woman))))!
  12. by   RNinICU
    I feel for you and your Mom. I wish I could offer you more comfort than these words can convey. You will both be in my prayers.
  13. by   live4today
    Originally posted by warrior woman
    Hello my friend. My mom's progress is stuck in a rut. Her walking has gone downhill because she gets extermely dizzy and is afraid of falling down. She's afraid to go to the bathroom because of this problem. She's also nauseated most of the time. The dr. has her on Tigan,but it only seems to work short-term. We have a Dr.s appt. Wed. afternoon. Hopefully we can get some answers cause I sure don't know anymore. I've tried Everything I know to do and I still can't help her feel better. It hurts more than words can say. Maybe I should just give up. Sorry for the rant,but I'm really hurting and I don't know how much longer I can hold on. Pray for us please. Love you all. Warrior Woman.
    Here's sending prayers and love your way, Warrior Woman. :kiss
    I'm all for you getting BOLD....UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL with that doctor! It's time for him to hear from you and what you see from your mother each day, and what you feel needs to be done about it. Stay encouraged, and know that we all support you, love you, and pray for you and your mother. (((hugs)))

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