ghetsuhm (ghetsuhm) wrote,

Updating

Okay. I phoned my mother last night, and the deterioration from the last time I spoke to her was stunning. I didn't recognise her. She can't think straight. Now, I wonder if that's because she still isn't really eating anything, and her blood sugar has simply dropped too low, but surely someone would have spotted that. Instead, they're sending her in for an MRI to see if she has, yep, a brain tumor.

She's also been given some steroidal medication to take, though she couldn't remember what it was, what it was for, or how much she's supposed to be taking. I'm really hoping that helps, because honestly, from what I heard last night, I wouldn't be surprised if she doesn't make it to Christmas.

Anyway, I'm heading down there on Sunday, by myself, and I'll stay for... some time. That'll depend on how she is and whether she improves. There is no internet at my mother's house. There is my youngest brother, the one I really don't get on with. I dunno how this is going to go.

I will, however, have my cellphone with me. If you don't have my number and you want it, let me know and I'll email or DM it to you. And y'know... someone has just told me that he's been trying not to bother me lately with all this on my plate, when I'd actually have really liked to see him. So please, y'know, I may not have my head together enough to reply, but I don't want to be cut off from people any more than I have to be.

In the meantime, Karl will be at home on his own with the kids, and working. And fretting, of course. So, y'know, if anyone who wants to help out can help him...

It is possible that I sound very calm about this. I'm shattered.
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