My mother has had uncontrolled high blood pressure for several years. They got it under control in the hospital, with only one side effect: being so sleepy she can't think straight (informed consent is going to be thankfully fuzzy, considering her attitudes about lifesaving/quality of life improving treatments).
I'm betting that that issue was what has caused the weak spot in the tire wall behind her ear. Which in turn, doctors speculate, has been causing memory/thinking problems, and has been causing vision (and possibly hearing) loss.
The doctors were still doing testing today to figure out the best way to go about fixing the aneurism, but they're confident that they can.
Mom thinks she'll be home in a couple of days. I'm betting it's going to be a week or longer.
I've had an idea or two for a post from musing about Mom's treatment. I likely won't get it written tomorrow, possibly not even the next day. It depends on Mom, and how she's doing.
Thanks to everyone for their prayers and kind thoughts. Keep 'em coming, please.
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