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My grandmother is in the hospital. Again.

I actually very rarely update when she's in the hospital because it seems to happen so often.

Anyway, she's in the PCU, but I don't know what that means. She's awake and responsive, but doesn't seem to know where she is or why. That's happened before, but she does generally know where she is and why, even when it's in the hospital.

No word yet on what is wrong, but she's stable. The fun just keeps on coming.

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magid From: magid Date: January 3rd, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Refuah shlaimah for her, and a stress-lowering *hug* for you.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 3rd, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I'm oddly not all that stressed about it. I wish I could remember when I got to this point where I didn't get worried when she was in the hospital. I think it's almost MORE worrisome that it's so commonplace these days.
easter From: easter Date: January 3rd, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Keeping your family in my best thoughts.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 3rd, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, I appreciate it.
ginamariewade From: ginamariewade Date: January 3rd, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
PCU = Pulmonary Care Unit? Does she have lung problems?

I'm sorry to hear this, I hope she gets better soon.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 3rd, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, she's got COPD. I should have thought of that.

Thanks.
hindarochel From: hindarochel Date: January 3rd, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Refuah Shelamah to your grandma, and hugs to you.
What is COPD?
ginamariewade From: ginamariewade Date: January 3rd, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can answer that one. Chronic obstructionary pulmonary disease. Usually it's related to smoking and is a precurser of emphysema. My brother has it, and he's only 35. But then, he started smoking when he was 9.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 3rd, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
yep. yep. and yep. She actually has also got a diagnosis of emphysema, so it seems like while they go hand in hand, they are still differentiated.
gnomi From: gnomi Date: January 3rd, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Refuah shleima to your grandmother.
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: January 3rd, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope she feels better soon and love to you.
real_bethy From: real_bethy Date: January 3rd, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wish your grandmother a Refuah shleima and I hope that you and your family hold up under the pressure of caring for aging family members. Much love to you and yours!
mysticchyna From: mysticchyna Date: January 4th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)
oh dear, i'm sorry...
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