Need your prayers please

  1. I know I made a promise to myself to keep my troubles off of the board, so I really feel like a weak hypocrite to bring this to you folks. My mom is sick again. This time with an intestinal problem that is just not going away. Constant loose stools, and she's losing weight too. Now I have talked to the doctor about this, and she has given a stool sample which came back negative which is a mystery to me. I am setting up an appointment for this week so the doc can do more tests. My mom is really afraid, and Iknow what she's afraid of. She's afraid the tests might show cancer or something like that. It's not just loose stools, they're EXPLOSIVE loose stools that can come at any time. Mom feels no pain, and there's no blood, but this has been going on for too long, over two weeks and dthru 3 different courses of abx. I hate seeing her suffer like this, yet when I try totalk about it with her she gets defensive. My best friend is worried about my state of mind, and so am I. I honestly thought the worst was finally behind us. She's also exhibiting acute confusion. Please pray for us. I'm at a loss of what to do anymore. I feel like such a failure. We'll see what the doc says. Keep us in your prayers please. Thank you all so much. Love to all, Warrior Woman.:stone
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  3. by   warrior woman
    Well, I'm gonig to turn in for the night. Maybe I'll get fresh insight in the morning. I just want things to be okay. Love and peace to all, WW.
  4. by   LauraF, RN
    Healthy vibes to your mom! That is scary when you parent is ill. Good luck and hope all goes well. Why not gastro doc yet?
  5. by   H ynnoD
    I'll add her to my prays.Guess I need to start a pray list.Alot of requests for prays this week.God Bless.Hope everything turns out OK!
  6. by   karenG
    I will keep my fingers crossed. the confusion could be because she is dehydrated! dont go looking for Zebras- think simple first 'cos what is common is common!!

    check in and let us know how it goes.............

    Karen
  7. by   gwenith
    Warrior Woman recently we started using Yokult ( liquid acidophillus yoghurt) at my ICU for the ICU diahorrea. It seems to be working - if she has had all those a/b' could it be the good old C. difficile??? Once again the best Tx is simply to recolonise the gut with "good" bacteria form yoghurt or vaalia or even the acidophilus tablets.
  8. by   Mimi2RN
    WW, Gwenith has a good idea. If your mom has been on three different abx, she should be tested for C Diff, and start eating yogurt. Seems to me all the good bugs in her gut have been killed off.

    I was on several different abx, before and after surgery. Sounds like she has a similar problem to one I had. I finally went in to the Urgent Care one weekend, took a stool sample with me. It came back positive for C Diff, and I was started on Flagyl. I eat more yogurt, now, especially if I have been on abx!

    Hang in there, I hope she soon gets over this.
  9. by   jnette
    Will be remembering your mom, WW. Hugs to you.. and her.
  10. by   warrior woman
    Called the doc's office this morning. Wouldn't ya know it the doc is on vacation, but we'll see his Nurse Practitioner who is pretty good. Hopefully, she can tell us what's going on. Thanks Gwenith!! I'll definitely look into the yogurt!!! You guys are the best. You help keep me going. WW.
  11. by   warrior woman
    I can't keep anything in her. Whatever goes in comes flying right back out. She's so weak, and I've been trying like hell to replace her fluids by having her drink Pedialyte and Gatorade, but as soon as she eats or drinks anything she has to rush to the bathroom where the diarrhea just explodes from her. I've made up my mind on one thing though. If things keep goig the way they are right now, with no sign of improvement I'm gonna send her out. I can't take the chance of her running all the potassium out of her system. I can't do much more. Will wait and see what happens for the next few hours, but I think I know how this will turn out. God, I'm so tired. So very very tired. And my asthma is acting up again. Proabably stress related I don't know. Pray for us, WW.
  12. by   H ynnoD
    I'd take her to the hospital.Shes not going to be able to drink enough fluids to keep up.There they can at least give her an IV and you can put the pressure on for more tests.Sometimes you got to be alittle pushy.Just Alittle.
  13. by   lisamct
    Originally posted by Donny H
    I'd take her to the hospital.Shes not going to be able to drink enough fluids to keep up.There they can at least give her an IV and you can put the pressure on for more tests.Sometimes you got to be alittle pushy.Just Alittle.
    Ditto to what he said..Sending positive thoughts your way, hope shes feeling better soon. Keep us posted
    Lisa
  14. by   ktwlpn
    Originally posted by warrior woman
    I know I made a promise to myself to keep my troubles off of the board, so I really feel like a weak hypocrite to bring this to you folks. My mom is sick again. This time with an intestinal problem that is just not going away. Constant loose stools, and she's losing weight too. Now I have talked to the doctor about this, and she has given a stool sample which came back negative which is a mystery to me. I am setting up an appointment for this week so the doc can do more tests. My mom is really afraid, and Iknow what she's afraid of. She's afraid the tests might show cancer or something like that. It's not just loose stools, they're EXPLOSIVE loose stools that can come at any time. Mom feels no pain, and there's no blood, but this has been going on for too long, over two weeks and dthru 3 different courses of abx. I hate seeing her suffer like this, yet when I try totalk about it with her she gets defensive. My best friend is worried about my state of mind, and so am I. I honestly thought the worst was finally behind us. She's also exhibiting acute confusion. Please pray for us. I'm at a loss of what to do anymore. I feel like such a failure. We'll see what the doc says. Keep us in your prayers please. Thank you all so much. Love to all, Warrior Woman.:stone
    Why do YOU feel "like a failure?" I have said this before and I'll say it again...Life is all about love and loss-We all experience it and go on....You did not cause your mom's illness...and you can't "make her well" either.....What will be,will be-it's natural...(remember me?-I am still highly pizzed off at my mom for dying on me 8 yrs ago-but I did not make her sick and I could not fix her-but I made her last months as good as possible)) The best YOU can do is BE SUPPORTIVE for her---Good lUck.....

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