I spent the afternoon in the ER with Mom today.
She is back home and resting comfortably, but I thought I had lost her.
Started out screaming in pain and arching her back, convulsed several times, and then seemed to have difficulty breathing.
She has an abdominal aortic aneurysm, and I thought it had blown. I held her, told her to go see Dad and Fritz if she wanted to, and that I loved her. I called for an ambulance, and while on the phone with them noticed that she was holding/squeezing my hand, and looking at me. Not a blank stare, but actually looking at me.
By the time the ambulance arrived, she was coming around more, moving both arms and legs, and holding on to my hand for dear life.
When I got to the ER (nearest hospital is about 20 miles away), she was fighting the nurses trying to get a pulse ox and her blood pressure. Now that was the Mom I knew! Back to being combative.
CAT scan and blood levels are all normal. Apparently she suffered a seizure, with no visible effects. She was singing when we walked out of the ER tonight!
Looking at the Cipro leaflet tonight when we got home, convulsive seizures is listed as one of the adverse reactions. On the advice of the Patient Advisory Nurse at the hospital, I withheld tonight's dose until I speak with her doctor.
I'm an emotional wreck. Rejoicing, of course. But completely full of self-doubt. I don't think I'm strong enough to do this.
I'll stop there.