I was driving home this evening when the nurse called from the nursing home - my mother had complained of shortness of breath and chest pains, her oxygen saturation was a little low, so paramedics were called (again). He said she was alert and talking, and the paramedics didn't think it was her heart and blamed it on perhaps being in pain (from what?), but took her to the hospital for tests again.
I did not go. I can't sit around until midnight while they decide what is going on, I have to get up at 5 and work tomorrow. I told them to call me to let me know if she's being admitted or returned to the nursing home. If they do think it's something and admit her, I will figure out a way to be there tomorrow, but right now I'm betting they will send her back to the nursing home.
Honestly, I don't know what to think. I almost hope they do find something wrong with her heart, or something, anything, because I hate like hell to think that this is just an escalation of the Drama. She's been hospitalized 4 times since April, and has had many thousands of dollars of tests, and there is nothing dramatically wrong with her - the c-diff can be serious, I'm not minimizing that, but it's far from life threatening at this point.
So, yeah, I'm not going to rush to her side and sit around in the hospital with her - again. If they need me, my phone is on, but if this was a bid for attention, I can't give that attention.