Ischemic Colitis is, for simplicity sake, an Intestine Stroke or an Intestine Attack. Blood clot blocks blood flow to the organ and the organ begins to suffocate, damage and die. Die from the inside out, causing ulcers on the sensitive lining of the intestines.
Symptoms include: Violent vomiting, Severe abdominal pain, diarrhea with a quick phasing into just passing nothing but blood and blood clots from the rectum.
As you guys know from past hospitalization, my Mother has problems with the whole digestive tract it seems as she was hospitalized for Gastritis (stomach infection) sometime last year. The symptoms were very similar save for the blood shitting.
Since then there would be maybe one or two days every two weeks where she would be very ill. Severe abdominal pain causing her to moan uncontrollably. Then the next day she'd be fine.
Well this month has been a different story. The 'ill days' would be closer together, they seemed to get worse and worse.
Her husband works all night, sleeps all day, often works over time. So it's been up to me to take care of her. Running errands, purchasing medicine, taking on whatever chores she asked and sometimes just setting her up for a painful evening on the couch by making her as comfortable as possible. Filling her a big cup of ice water, getting the remote and pillows and blankets and just whatever else she asked for.
Until one day it seemed to grow to a head. The pains started in the early afternoon with lots of violent vomiting. She couldn't even keep water down, so when there was nothing in her it turned to throat shredding dry heaves. When it got to late afternoon she called me to her in a panic because she had started to pass nothing but blood when she went to the bathroom.
I was so worried. But she buckled down with her symptoms and hoped they'd pass long enough for her to make a doctors appointment. It was agonizing, it only got worse. She couldn't go 20-30 minutes without having to either vomit or pass blood.
So I got her an overnight bag ready and drove her towards the hospital. At one point at a stop light she told me to turn on the hazard lights so she could get out and vomit up the couple swallows of water she'd drank right before we left the house.
By the time we got to the hospital she was in too much pain to talk so I had to admit her and hand over her ID and all her info.
As you can guess, it turned out to be Ischemic Colitis.
She's still in the hospital right now, but hasn't needed me to bring her anything today, so I thought I'd sit down and inform you all of why I have been absent recently.
I have so many commissions at near completion and I'm very very frustrated that I have not gotten them out yet. Not only because I want to fill my lovely commissioner's orders, but also because I haven't been able to get any more commissions because of it.
My internet bill is now officially late and the date I have to pay rent for is now looming over me.
I feel terrible that I feel relieved she's in the hospital right now because it's giving me the time away from taking care of her to work on them.
I hope to get them out ASAP to stir up interest in getting people to buy more from me.
Again. Very sorry for the delay to those I owe art to. It's been a trying couple of months.
If anyone wants to jump the gun commission-wise just shoot me a note and we'll work something out.
For commissions or to help out PAYPAL: Pandadox[at]yahoo.com
6 years, 10 months ago
22 Jul 2012 03:37 CEST