So, in a move all doctors hate, I was googling my mother's condition this morning. I was trying to figure out if sepsis could really have had such sudden onset that the doc who examined her the same morning didn't pick up on it. Apparently it is possible for sepsis to develop over a matter of hours.
But in researching that issue, I learned that the mortality rate for people with her risk factors (poor health, auto-immune disorder, long time on antibiotics) who develop sepsis is very high. It seems I underestimated the seriousness of her condition. I guess I'm just so used to her having to go to the hospital all the freaking time that I'm sort of desensitized to it.
I talked to her internist this morning, who confirmed that her condition is very serious. And he said that we really wouldn't know how serious until 72 hours had passed. I guess they need to see how she responds to the medications that she is on.
They also found a blood clot today and installed a stint. My super awesome husband went up to the hospital during that procedure because I had just returned from visiting her when she called and was supposed to meet with the nanny candidates that I had cancelled on yesterday.
And so, I guess we sit and wait.