Monday, 2 July 2007

My mother's bowels

Not a very nice title I know but every bit of my mother seems to be bothering her! The good news is that she is out of hospital and staying with my sister and seems to be quite relieved that she missed out on the trauma of packing up her house. The further good news is that the tests she had did not turn up anything more sinister than an under-active thyroid and with some treatment her swollen feet are reducing and her ability to move around is getting better. This is just as well as the stay in hospital caused her to become very constipated and on her discharge she was given a very large dose of laxatives. These did not start to work until she arrived on my sister's doorstep and from that moment forth they have not stopped working! My poor sister has been running a 24 hour laundry and cleaning service and my mother has been getting lots of exercise!

2 comments:

Vanessa at Michael House said...

Phew, what a relief (no pun intended on the second part of the post) that your mum has no serious problem and that it is all treatable.

Lovely's Blot said...

Well, she seems to be doing a bit better now although I think we will need to put in a lot of effort to get her settled into her new house and to get her linked in to a new set of health services. Guess you must have had that with your mum as well!