I am not a doctor. I am providing information based on experiences that my mom has with natural remedies. The purpose of this blog is to help folks to educate themselves. Use this information with your own discernment.

09 April 2011

Antibiotics ... Caution!

"Ma!? Can you hear me?". I nervously asked my mom yesterday. She was out of it, sleeping constantly with lots of confusion. She was able to eat. I sent her to the Day Program.

She couldn't get out of the car without help. She slept.

The nurse at the program and I were in communication. If she didn't wake up for lunch, I planned on going to get her.

I did.

Four of us had to lift her into the truck. My plan was to take her home to sleep it off. She was not responding to me at all. I pulled the truck over and dug out my cell phone.

"Hi Brian? I don't know what to do. My mother is out of it. I won't be able to get her out of the truck and upstairs. I think I'm going to take her to the hospital." I said, as my mind went back in time, a time when my mom was in the ER nearly every weekend.

"Good idea. Call me if you need me. I love you." Brian said in a reassuring tone.

We made it to the hospital. My mom was wheeled into the ER, with me running behind her.

She was admitted.

Mom has pneumonia and a bowel infection. Antibiotics that she had been on to cure her UTI killed the good flora in the intestine allowing C.Diff to grow. I've never seen my mom this ill. Last night, she looked like death was near.

Today she looks a little better. Eyes are open and she's sort of talking. We just got her up and she walked to the bathroom with help.

I love this hospital and the care they are giving my mom. She is not freaking out like she was at the other hospital that she was in last September.


  1. I am sorry to hear about your Mothers problems, but it is a fact that some of these Antibiotics cause utter havoc. I had a bad chest infection once and was put on some strong antibiotics, but had to come off them because it felt as if my brain was acutaly bubbling and boiling, so they were stopped straight away.
    Since then my wife has been involved when I get medication as she was a chemists dispenser.
    I hope mum soon gets better soon

    Best Wishes


  2. Sue,

    How scary when we can't get them to respond to us.
    I worry about Hubby running a fever from any infections and meds but antibiotics was one I hadn't thought of as being bad.

    Wishing her well soon.

  3. I'm glad you're mom is better!
    I got antibiotics and my stomach went grazy. It took several days to get back in balance...

  4. WoW!
    I am praying for you and your mother.
    I hope she heals soon!

  5. so sorry, hope she is doing better today! My prayers are with you.

  6. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers... IT WORKED!

    My mom is alive, happy, singing and dancing again. I never ever thought I'd see her again.

    I believe in miracles.