UPDATE: She’s home! See full update at the bottom:
I’ve been extremely proud of Robin. She used to need a stay at the hospital at least a few times a year (usually during big changes in season), but she’s managed to do okay for about a year and a half. Well, she’s been having a terrible time of it lately, and the voices are getting too noisy for her. She was asking to go to the hospital and I don’t want her to suffer just to keep her home. It takes so long to get registered and settled in, that it’s probably best to go in on Sunday evening. Then she’s there and all set for her doctor to see her in the morning.
It’s probably just a matter of adjusting her meds. It’s a necessary evil that keeps her stable. This is the first time since all my problems came on that I’ve had to be without her, though.
I’m always an emotional wreck when she’s away. I know she’s being taken care of, but you don’t spend 24/7 with the person you love and not get worried sick when they’re gone. I’m predicting that the stress of it will mean tons of extra spells/seizures for me, and I’ll be home alone. It can’t be avoided, though. I’ll simply do as little as possible while she’s away, which will probably last about a week, maybe a week and a half. I have video games, music, movies, the laptop and all my friends here… I can stay busy.
My mother came by to take Robin, and I wasn’t in good shape to go along. Then Mom is coming by early in the morning to take me to my neurologist appointment. That’s a good 3 hours away so it will be an all-day thing. We’re definitely keeping my mother busy. She is so full of awesome! She has to take care of an elderly gentleman who lives a half hour away, so there’s that when she’s not running around for us. She is just amazing.
Anyway, just calling for some cheerleaders to keep Robin in their thoughts while she gets through this. And if my online behavior is weird, you’ll know why. Thanks!
UPDATE: I was having a rough time getting to sleep, so I was still awake in bed when Robin and Mom arrived home. They said the hospital was full – no rooms at all. Apparently, the clinic in Hannibal, MO closed down and Quincy caught the overflow.
Once she was home, I slept like a baby, and we’ll just get with her doctor as soon as we can this week. For now, I have to get ready to go to Columbia for my doc. Thanks, everyone for their good wishes!