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Monday, October 29, 2012

Okay, so it stopped raining here today, I had my care conference with staff for my mother.. my workplace called me early this morning to see if I could come in and work for four hours from 9-1,,told them I had this conference, so turned down work.. an hour later, staff called to change time of conference to 12:30 instead of 11am.. Linda's Law

realized one of my toilets needs re-seating and perhaps new guts, other one won't fill up properly,, then we got grey water all over one bathroom and into the basement through floor joists!! I discovered that it was the elbow joint underneath sink fell OFF, all the water has been just pouring all over into vanity, floor tiles and joists!!!
Got through to handyguy Joe,, he will be here Saturday to repair it all and install new hardware in bathtub.

I feel so glamorous swabbing icky grey water and who knows what else from my vanity and tiles. Like I said, another boring day.

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/31/2012 3:03PM

    So sorry you are haivng such problems but so glad that you are a strong lady and can get the appropriate people to help you get the job done. I see that Linda's Law is still working.
Hope your week has gotten better.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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TIMOTHYNOHE 10/29/2012 10:31PM

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NORASPAT 10/29/2012 9:38PM

    Water outside water inside and waiting till Saturday, what a situation.

If it's not one thing it's another.

Sorry the Linda's Rule is so contrary.

Let's hope it is better from NOW ON!!!!!

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ALDEBARANIAN 10/29/2012 8:35PM

    YeeGads! Sheesh. It shouldn'ta, oughtn'ta happend to ya. Sounds like you're handling it all great. Strong lady. Good on ya. Here's hoping it all gets straightened right out.
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Sounds like it's "Pamper Linda" time a little bit.

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PATRICIAAK 10/29/2012 8:21PM

    Oh well, life goes on. Sorry it isn't more positive.

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water,water, all in the wrong places

Sunday, October 28, 2012

NO rain here, Praise Jesus, but we have two toilets to repair, one does not fill with water, teh other needs to be re-seated, still drawing water from basement in dehumidifier. Going to call my handyman Joe this morning to see if he can come over tomorrow after my care conference or when he gets out of work.
When people complain about having a boring day, I could scream!

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/31/2012 2:35PM

    I need your handyman Joe to come to my house and help Ken replace a toilet. We have the old two bolt toilets and changing them requires changing the sewage piples in the house. Not an undertaking Ken is able to do right now. (sigh)
We have had our share and many others of the rain. I am ready for it to end.
You are way to busy to have any boring days.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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MOSTMOM1 10/28/2012 11:28PM

    How on earth can anyone in this world have a boring day? Don't you just wonder?
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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/28/2012 11:08AM

    We had a ceiling leak during the night over my BED. My bed is full of water. Ugh! Take care Lin.

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NORASPAT 10/28/2012 10:18AM

    I had to log in several time to reach you LINDA!
YOU, must be very SPECIAl, just joking though you are very special to me.
We spent Thousands on a problem with the downstairs toilet. Sanitary district said there was a bad gasket in the foundation.
We took down fences and trees. They disturbed the blue clay and found NO PROBLEMS. We had to buy fill since blue clay does not go back. We had to buy loam -honestly thousands.
That started the basement drains to well up and flooded the basement. We decided to put in a sump pump. As soon as the new plumber looked in the basement he said what is the pipe going out of the Ceiling. We had no clue! It was the toilet vent pipe, across the entire basement from the toilet and it was sagging. We never knew what it was. He climbed on the roof and there was nothing keeping it up there. He pulled it up higher so no water could accumulate and he secured it for less than $100.
We use him all the time now for any plumbing problem, he is a keeper i hope yours is too. I hope it is done asap for you. HUGS Pat in Maine.
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ALDEBARANIAN 10/28/2012 8:43AM

    rain shouldn't start here til tomorrow.
So excited about having a boring day. :)

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PATRICIAAK 10/28/2012 8:11AM

    We've got the rain!

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JSTETSER 10/28/2012 6:05AM

    Every once in a while, boring is kind of fun!

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RIDLEYRIDER 10/28/2012 5:42AM

  Plumbing problems here too...grr....let's hope we both get them resolved quickly!

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oops!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I blogged last night about it being sad that my mother told me to go home at dark. I just re-read that sentence and it reads like she wanted me to leave. What I MEANT was it is sad that an old lady knows that her much younger daughter turns into a pumpkin at dark!! Now, that is sad...LOL!


We got a phone cal this morning that mother needed to go to the hospital because her legs were read, blistered and swollen. Long story short: I just got home from spending my whole day with her, picking her up at facility, in and out of the bathroom in w/c twice, emergency treatment, then off to pharmacy for Rx's for her cellulitis, then back to facility , drop her off,,

, I was so incensed that her toes were black and proper procedures were not followed, that I demanded to emoticon see director of company,, talked to her, am going to a care conference Monday(my other day off) and left.. I also had to leave there, go to store and pick up some gauze to cover the huge blisters on her legs so they can apply her TEDS over it, to bring swelling down.

I had to suggest that, along with her activities. Director was surprised that I had medical background,, way before she was out of college...

I am not a perfectionist, BUT I demand that I do the best of my ability at my job, I expect the same from everybody else..
Three of mothers toes were black, she is a diabetic,, so director was kind of scared I was going to freak out on her,, I did freak out when I saw them at E.R care!!

I finally got her financial stuff taken care of, now this starts up.
This is a test, this is ONLY a test.. you will be returned to your regular broadcast station momentarily...

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/31/2012 10:58AM

    So sorry that this is happening to your mom. Praying that everything works out and that she is on the road to a complete recovery. I know that my DH had cellulitis and it was a while before healing was complete due to his being diabetic also.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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RISINGBLUESTAR 10/28/2012 2:31AM

    I am so sorry to hear about this situation. emoticon emoticon
People deserve to be treated much better than that and take care of properly. There is no excuse for this to happen and they should be ashamed. It's shameful that people like that can work with patients, especially the elderly!

I hope your mom feels better soon and I hope you don't encounter this very poor care ever again!

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FLEMIDG 10/28/2012 12:35AM

    I am so sorry to hear of the problems with your mother's care. I do hope you are able to get this taken care of quickly. God bless you both.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/27/2012 11:03PM

    For the kind of money the facility is paid they better do a darn good job.

Sounds scary what your moms going through.

Maybe there is a senior pool your mom can go to for exercise? or physical therapy?
Hang in there Lin

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PATRICIAAK 10/27/2012 4:31PM

    Good grief! That's awful. Stay firm at the case conferance.

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GERIKRAGH 10/27/2012 4:03PM

    You have a right to vent. I would too! Good thing you have the background. Good luck. Give your mom an extra hug!

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STITCH4EVER 10/27/2012 3:17PM

    I JUST SAW MY MIL THIS MORNING AND HAD SOME OF THE SAME ISSUES YOU DID. HER CLOTHES WERE DIRTY EVEN THOUGH WE PAY THEM TO DO HER LAUNDRY. THERE WERE NO SHEETS ON HER BED AND SHE COULDN'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME THERE WERE! HER FEET WERE VERY SWOLLEN AND SHE WAS JUST GETTING OUT OF BED WHEN I GOT THERE. SHE HAS TED HOSE TOO AND THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE PUT ON BEFORE SHE GETS UP TO KEEP THE SWELLING DOWN. BUT THE STAFF CLAIMS THAT SHE GETS UP RIGHT AS THEY ARE PASSING MEDS SO THEY DON'T HAVE TIME. SO SHOULD SHE LAY IN THE BED AND PEE THERE WHILE WAITING FOR THEM TO SHOW UP? IT'S VERY FRUSTRATING. FORTUNATELY, SHE DOESN'T REALIZE SHE IS NOT BEING WELL CARED FOR. AND THIS IS A GOOD FACILITY! YOU SHOULD SEE SOME OF THE OTHERS. I SURE HOPE SOMEONE SHOOTS ME FIRST!
ERIN

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NORASPAT 10/27/2012 3:04PM

    LINDA, How come they did not take care of this earlier. Is there no medical staff at this place, they had to be aware she is diabetic. That is truly a bad situation.
Your mother is so fortunate to have you to second guess them.

We have paid in to Long term care and this year it goes up 33 percent and next year too. We bought it for our older days but have never used it and now they do this. It is incredible how they never mentioned this would happen. It was just a big come on and a waste of money since by next year the premiums will be out of our budget. Live and learn.
I do hope Mom is now getting better care at the facility, cellulitis is so hard to treat especially in a diabetic. Take care, I hope you will have some input in to the Care Conference, I feel most certain you will. HUGS Pat in Maine. So sorry that has happened to your Mom. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Day off,,

Friday, October 26, 2012

Last night was nice with mother unit. The director went over surveys from last spring, informed us that they now have Wireless to bring in our laptops.. I met some nice people, brought some pictures home of mom and her roommate.
It was nice to be able to participate due to the fact that the dinner started at five,instead of seven or eight like usual.. this will tell you how exciting my life is: My 86 year old mother looked out the window at six thirty and told me I should start heading home(six miles) because the sun was going down, it was dark outside! That is just sad... I left immediately..

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/31/2012 10:52AM

    So glad that you were able to spend some time with your mom.
Blessiings and hugs,
Helen

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/26/2012 8:23PM

    LOL It sounds like Roberts 85 year old mother the kids bring her over hear for dinner and everyone sits down at the table and before anyone takes a bite it's "I'm ready to go! Let's go. NOW!"

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PATRICIAAK 10/26/2012 5:16PM

    At least you were able to spend some time with your Mom.

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Thursday

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I am going to mom's this afternoon to an Italian dinner with her. The company wants to present the results of the surveys that we filled out last spring. I have never been able to attend anything they have presented due to their late start times of 7 or 8 pm. I am in dreamland by then.

  
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PATRICIAAK 10/25/2012 7:16PM

    Enjoy

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NORASPAT 10/25/2012 7:08PM

    That will be nice for you to be there, I hope you enjoy yourself and Mom has a great time with lots of smiles. HUGS Pat in Maine.

I know i am a very good mover and even better shaker, if it needs to be done get it done and right the first time.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/25/2012 5:20PM

    I hope you ahve a good time

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