Went back to the ER today....

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Went back to the ER today....
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Mon, 05-26-2008 - 5:57pm

Mom's eye was hurting again. They told her to use a bunch of eye drops and meds and gave her some pain pills and sent her home, she sees her eye dr first thing in the morning. Dad will have to take her as I have to get the girls off to school. They didn't have an optometrist on duty. I think if they can't fix it we need to go find another doc for mom. But the one she see's is supposed to be very good. Every weekend for the past 3 she has gone through this. Her pressure was at 48 today. Ugh. I should be in the teens.

I hope her night goes ok.



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Mon, 05-26-2008 - 7:55pm
Oh gosh, I hope someone can fix this for her.

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Mon, 05-26-2008 - 8:23pm

Sue, I'm so sorry your mom is still suffering.


Keep us posted.....


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Tue, 05-27-2008 - 7:15am

Hopefully this time will be the time they actually try to do something other than what's not been working.


How long is she supposed to suffer...geesh!

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Tue, 05-27-2008 - 10:10am
P&PT for your mom. I hope they are able to figure out what's going on w/ her eye.

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Registered: 01-30-2008
Tue, 05-27-2008 - 11:25am

Still no word from them, I hope no news is good news, but dad should call me..ugh.

I would try his cell but they don't allow that at the hospital. Still he could use their phone or go outside w/ his cell.



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Tue, 05-27-2008 - 11:33am
I hope you hear from them soon! Continued P&PT's!!

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Tue, 05-27-2008 - 6:31pm
Sue, is your Mom seeing a glaucoma specialist?

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Tue, 05-27-2008 - 7:17pm

Jessie, I posted this in DYK but was not sure if you would see it....

She was going to an optometrist at Kaiser, they are sending her to the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute since the pressure keeps coming back. Kaiser is a junky little hmo hospital but that is her insurance.

She had cataract surgery and implants put in back in March.

When she flew back from Arizona the pressure went up and we took her to the ER. We actually were afraid she had a stroke cause of the pain on one side, one eye.

In the ER they told us they could not get an eye dr in (lazy @$$'s I guess), kept her over night and she saw the dr in the morning.

I don't know what they call what they did, but they used a laser and put a whole in her iris to relieve the pressure. said she had some rare form of glaucoma. It started healing over and blocked the hole and the next weekend she was in pain and the pressure went up to 74 so they did the laser thing again.

Pressure was up to 48 last night and they did not get a dr to come out for her so they sent her home w/ pain pills and told her to take all her eye drops. Today they did the laser hole again.

Tomorrow I take her to the Clinic. Hope they fix her...at least there I know they have Dr's on call at all hours.



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Mon, 06-02-2008 - 7:35am

oh no!!


so sorry to read about all this trouble.

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Tue, 06-03-2008 - 11:46am

Mom is back to yelling at dad so we know she is feeling better.

After many trips to the Cole Eye Institute at the Cleveland Clinic (that place is like a city in itself). They have her putting eye drops in as often as she thinks of it and taking meds her eye seems to be doing well. Tomorrow I am taking her again to her local eye dr to monitor the pressure. So maybe it will heal on it's own and she can avoid more eye surgery. She was so happy to have a weekend w/out pain.

Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes.