Sunday, August 17, 2008

Anything Else?

My (85 year old/dementia) aunt is in the hospital. Yes, the aunt that just this week entered a Residential Board & Care Facility...


I've had no rest! Just when I thought things were falling into place, and life was a little less stressful- WHAM!! Stress.


She has a "urinary tract" infection (UTI), but because of her age, her body can't fight infections very well. Thankfully, she is responding well to antibiotics, and so far ALL her tests have come back "negative"!! YAY!! They are, though, testing her Carotid Artery tomorrow.


She is NOT diabetic, nor does she have High Blood Pressure, or High Cholesterol...and her heart (EKG) is fine. Her doctors and nurses can't believe it (nor can we)- the ONLY meds she takes are for anxiety, and for sleep. That's it!!

How did she do it? "Healthy" habits? No! She started smoking at a very young age, and never liked or ate "healthy" - good for you foods!! A mystery. We, her family, are in awe of her good health despite her dementia.

12 comments:

Keshi said...

WOW maybe a result of some divine intervention?

*HUGZ*

Keshi.

Indigo said...

Indigo Incarnates

Well. . . some people are just indestructible that way :)

TigerYogiji said...

Hopefully things will calm down for you soon! ((HUGS))

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Travelwahine said...

I find it very interesting. I have a couple uncles in Mexico who smoke, drink and are well into their 80s now. The one thing they all have in common, is exercise. They're not the going to the gym and exercise but just daily exercise. Walking everywhere, and some still work out in the fields.

Try to relax. Things have their way of working out.

CiscoKid said...

A bit of good news...
Back to school yet?

Cincy Diva said...

I remember seeing an old gentleman on Johnny Carson when I was young. He smoked a cigar daily and loved whiskey. He was 102 and the only thing he did unusual, was to drink a shot of Worcestershire sauce when he gotup in the morning. I tried it once and decided I did not want to be 102.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and your well wishes. Mine go out to you, your sister, and your lovely Tia.

Indigo said...

halo incarnates

skinny mom is really sick now too. don't want her to go away. looks like she has to soon. will miss her. am sad.

Ur-spo said...

I had an aunt who managed to live to 85 and require NO MEDS.
I've decided one of the signs of life's goodness to you is how few medications you go out with.

cindylu said...

I think my grandparents have lucked out too. They're 86 and 88 and still kicking -- though they're on a bunch of meds and gotta see a different specialist every week. They worked a lot, but ate a very Mexican diet. My grandpa also drank too. I'm not sure about smoking, but I don't think they did that.

Indigo said...

indigo Incarnates

Just saying HI! :)

begutierrez said...

be strong.
how are things going?