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- Please help me make the right choice/decision in a complicated situation.→
[More:]As mentioned in a previous thread, the mister was in the ER on Wednesday. After six months he had reverted back into atrial fibrillation
. The ER folks did a cardioversion
and after eight hours in the ER he was home. This left him feeling like shit. He hadn't recovered from the Wednesday incident and it happened again today and now he is recovering from the second cardioversion as well. He looks like death and feels worse.
I really don't want to leave the mister alone when he is in such an unstable condition.
Here's where it gets complicated.
My mother is scheduled for her first cataract surgery on Tuesday. I had planned to go down to help out on Monday afternoon and return home on Friday. Besides the actual surgery she has a follow-up appointment on Wednesday. She can't drive for either appointment.
Alternative plan number one isn't really a viable alternative. Bro#1 and his wife live about 75 miles from her (I live about 100 miles away). Bro#1 cannot get leave from work with such short notice. Sis-in-law is crazy allergic to cats (Mum has two) and could drive Mum, but couldn't stay overnight (to avoid the long drive two days in a row) or help out in any other way Mum may need.
Alternative plan number two is to have Mum's cleaning lady (they've become fairly good friends, her name is also Deborah) do the driving, etc. However, she may have appointments already scheduled which she may or may not be able to rearrange.
Alternative plan number three is to have Mum take a taxi to her appointments. I really, really don't like this and I don't think she will either. Having someone she knows with her through all of this is something she really needs.
What the mister thinks is that, for right now, is that one of these back-up plans needs to become an actual back-up plan should the mister need to go back to the ER or into hospital. I'm of the mind that one of the back-up plans really needs to become THE plan because I really, really don't want to leave the mister alone especially without the car (we have one). Mum has offered to come up on Monday to pick me up so we could leave the car with the mister.
I have left a message on Mum's machine and am waiting to hear back from her. Until then I thought I'd throw this into the Bunnies laps and see what y'all had to say/recommend. Any and all advice is welcome.