Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Mom called out for me at 12:30. She was vomiting and had diarrhea. I'm not sure if it's food poisoning or just something didn't agree with her. She finally fell asleep so I thought I would come back down to my room. I called the nurse line to find out about what to do. They said to give her small sips of water in the morning and if she can keep that down, to give her larger sips. The key is to keep her from getting dehydrated. I am worried about her. I hope that what I gave her for dinner didn't make her sick. But I'm not sick. It maybe didn't agree with her or she caught something somewhere. This sucks so much. I've never dealt with sick kids so this is my first time dealing with someone who's sick. It's probably a good thing that I never had kids; I'd be a basket case. I wish there was someone close to me who could help me out with this. I probably should have moved Mom and me to PA to be with Allyson. But what's done is done.

6 comments:

~Betsy said...

I'm sorry your mom isn't feeling well. I always hated that with my mom, too. Last year she had a similar event and it was gone in 24 hours. I still don't know what it was - I guess some kind of 24 hour thing.

If you're in doubt, call the doctor. Keep us posted.

Annie said...

Robyn, I hope you and your Mom are doing better this morning, and you got some sleep. Thinking about you.

rilera said...

Thanks Annie, I appreciate your note and support. Mom is much better this morning and more concerned about me.

rilera said...

Betsy, you are the best.Thanks!

nancy said...

i'm glad to hear your mom is feeling better this am. that's what makes caregiving so hard with AD, they are like a baby and a lot of times can't tell you how they are feeling and what's wrong. it's always a deciphering and guessing game. hang in there, you are doing a great job.

rilera said...

Nancy, you are right, it changes from minute to minute and one minute they are a child and the next, back to being my Mom. I hate this disease.