When you get a call your mother has been taken to the hospital, regardless what age, it is stress inducing especially when she has several chronic problems. Let’s face it at the age of 90, almost 91, there isn’t much they can do, but try to treat symptoms and not have them overlap onto another chronic situation causing problems.
As hard as I tried to not be worked up over the situation, worked on letting go, I still must have been internalizing the emotions I was experiencing. Like in most things of life, we don’t have the control we think we do, outside of ourselves and perhaps not much control of ourselves in certain stress situations.
Although she is back at the nursing home, all they can do is make her comfortable, hope she gains her strength back and see what each day brings.
One thing for sure when we are in these situations, it would behoove us to recognize what we have control of, what we don’t and deal with both areas where we don’t harm ourselves. Easier said than done, right?
At any rate, life really is…one day at a time.