Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Dowager Duchess and King Ferdinand's Grandson

San Geraldo has arrived in New York and we couldn't be happier. My Mother The Dowager Duchess didn't have a very good end to the week. After two exceptional days when people at the Nursing Home were asking why she was even there, she was not feeling at all well on Thursday.

Finally (thankfully, while I was there), the staff grew concerned and had her taken to the emergency room (I rode with her in the ambulance). We spent a long time in the emergency room — tests followed by the same tests several hours later to compare results. It was determined that she had had a mild heart attack. So, back to a hospital room.

She's now in the Cardiac Unit getting phenomenal care and, after a decidedly dismal night Friday, she continued to improve throughout the day today. We phoned when San Geraldo arrived and she said she had even had physical therapy this afternoon and enjoyed it. So, we're hoping this is an opportunity for her cardiologist to figure out exactly what's going on and get her on the mend and playing the violin (which she didn't play before all this started).

San Geraldo and I will head to the hospital Sunday morning (over the snow and ice). He can't wait to give the Duchess a hug and she can't wait to get one. (Everyone says he gives the best hugs.)

THE DOWAGER DUCHESS SPORTING HER NEW MANICURE.
(SHE'S NOT FOND OF IT. I THINK SHE SHOULD ELECTRIFY ALL HER NAILS.)
THE EVER STYLIN' DUCHESS EMERGING FROM THE BEDCLOTHES.
WHAT I READ AT THE HOSPITAL CAFÉ THURSDAY WHEN I UNCAPPED MY GREEN TEA.
(THE DUCHESS PROBABLY WISHES SHE HAD BEEN A HORSE THAT DAY.)
(CLICK TO ENLARGE...)

13 comments:

  1. Sunday, February 15, 2015

    Are you The Chef of the Future?!

    Anyway hi to Aunt Dowager Duchess and get well!

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  2. Oh, great hugs ahead! It's nice to have you two closer to my time zone -- don't know why,exactly *LOL*, but I feel more able to send timely emotional support :) Sending good wishes to you, Madame la Dowager Duchesse :)

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  3. A mild heart attack? So sorry to hear this, but i hope the DD is up and about soon. Give her my best.

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  4. You know I'm sending all kind of good thoughts your way... and with SG there with you, it will get better.

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  5. Such news! Keep us abreast. Tell The Dutchess to ask for valium; they got plenty.

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  6. It is good that DD has had a specific diagnosis and appropriate treatment now. May her nails glitter for a long time yet.

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  7. Hope Mom continues to improve. Keep us posted.

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  8. I hope that DD recovers from this latest setback quickly and completely; I'm glad that San Geraldo is there... please give hugs all around from us!

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  9. Mitchell I hope she will be is a god shape shortly.. Her nails are fantastic..

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  10. My thoughts are with you and your loved ones.

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  11. Now that you are all together, things ought to start improving for everyone.
    Sending our warmest wishes to your mother, Mitchell. And I love those socks!!

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  12. Tell DD that I have an inkling of what she is going through this time last year.....be strong and stay warm.

    Major Hugs to all!
    R

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  13. Still rooting for her through the interwebs. I was going to paint my nails tonight anyway (while watching the Dowager COUNTess on Downton Abbey), so I'm going to choose sparkly red for the Dowager DUCHess.

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