In the chit chat thread last month I mentioned that Joy was having serious problems and was taken to the hospital. At first they were working w 4 problems. They settled on a nasty UTI, double pneumonia, a GB attack and something I have forgotten. Her kidney function was 15% and temporary dialysis was discussed but that got better after hydration. Oh yes, the other problem was the severe dehydration.
She was also falling at home- four major dropping to the floor falls w nasty bruising. She couldn't make her legs function.
She recovered and was discharged on antibiotics (no home care, VNA, PT nothing). Just f/u appointments. About 2 days after the antibiotics were finished she was sick again. Very sick. Yesterday she was referred to a pulmonologist and she has fluid in one lung all the way up and an effusion in the other.
This morning, she is having the fluid drained off. If it has no blood she'll go home on antibiotics and if there is blood (from broken vessel from a fall- think chest wall to the bathroom sink- she will have to have surgery to remove the clotted blood.
She needs our good, positive, happy thoughts and especially prayers. We would both appreciate them.