Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The MIL...

My mother in law is an idoit...no really...I love her to death but sometimes she is just plain stupid...
Before you say to me "Nuclear Wife, be nice she is the woman who spent X hours in labor and 9 months carrying your husband.  She raised him as a single mom into the amazing man you love..."  Hear me out and I'm pretty sure that as far as doing stupid stuff goes this one is about a step below the idoits who get Darwin awards...

A bit of background--My MIL is a diabetic and has a strange heart problem that is rather common but only in patients with other heart problems...It's her only symptom...She was told some 15 years ago do XYZ or else you will be a very sick person...she did nothing.  about 10 years ago the doctors said ok do XYZ & A or you are going to end up as a very sick diabetic.  Eventually somewhere within the last 10 or so years she lost a lot of weight however she still hasn't done any of the other things the doctors told her to do and she doesn't eat the way she should or keep her sugar checked...needless to say today her diabetes is a bit out of hand.  This leads us to the idoiticy (thats right folks, ignoring the doctors isn't it!)

Thursday around 4:30 my hubby got a call from his sister that their mother was at the ER and she was busy asking if we could go over to the hospital and meet the MIL.  He said that we had some plans but we would head over after (we needed to return some wedding presents and had dinner plans with some friends)  MIL going to the hospital is old hat by now and as long as its the same story there was no reason for anyone to rush to the hospital.  One of us just needed to go to get her purse/car keys/clothes the stuff that they don't want you leaving in your room in the ER.  Well about the time we got to dinner (around 730ish) hubby's phone rings again.  Apparently his mother had been sitting in her car not wanting to go into the hospital and was now so sick she couldn't get out of the car to walk inside.  She also refused to honk her horn or anything to get attention because that would be embarassing (yeah cause sitting in the car in the ER PARKING LOT for three hours until you start to go into sugar shock isn't embarassing!)  and hubby's sister had called hospital security to go find her...Which was hard for them to do since she was laying down and wouldn't do anything to draw attention to herself.  SIL finally convinced MIL to turn on her flashers and security found her car and got her inside.  By now SIL was done with what she had to do so she went on to the hospital and hubby and I waited until Friday to head over there.  The best part about the story...it looks like MIL has about a 50/50 shot at being out of the hospital in time to eat turkey, if she had gone in when she first got to the ER chances are she would have been out yesterday....ummmm yeah, idoit...

I understand not wanting to admit your sick and not wanting to go to the doctor, but not going in when you're already in the parking lot because you know that you are sick and need to go to the dr....??? I don't get it.

(PS MIL is recovering fine her sugar problem just postponed some of the tests that they wanted to run so they won't be able to do them until today/tomorrow and the results take at least 24 hours) 

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