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Freaky Friday(and Saturday) with mother

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Right after I blogged last night and took another pain pill, had one foot in bed, assisted living called to say mother is vomiting SINCE NOON(this was 9pm!) would I take her to redi-med?

I groggily ask questions about if she had meds changed, new food, too much sugar, etc. No,no,no..

I get dressed, drive out there, see they have her in HER wheelchair, expecting ME to lift her and haul her w/c into car, out of car, into hospital,transfer her in and out..
Uh, NO.. I tell nurse get mom to care, let THEM do ti together, put her w/c back in her room.. I then ask for mom's notebook with her meds, vital stats,etc.. Had to ask for it to take.. then she tells me that other places are probably closed by now, I will have to take her to E.R. now..
they waited nine hours to call me until every other option was closed..
I then ask if mom ate anything different,, well, yes, it seems the night before, the night nurses gave her a piece of apple pie,, a worker ate a piece too, later, and got a stomach ache, but did not vomit.. mom did, big time..

simple case to me... I then ask where she has all of this stuff written down, her vitals, circumstances leading up to and after sickness.. DUH! A monkey would have charted all of this, but I had to ask her to rewrite it to take along for hospital staff to see...

I finally haul mom in, get her in a room, and they do IV, labs, she proceeds to toss the water and Vernors I gave her in the next two hours.. they cath her, take her to X-ray, she tosses more fluids there, I fall asleep holding the wall up..

Finally, after asking them since 10:30pm, at 3am, they tell me the doc scheduled a CT scan for a few hours from then, so I can go home, they will admit her,, I told them I was diabetic and had been awake since 4 am the morning before..

I finally get home, try to call assisted living place, get voice mail of course,, tell them not to call me as I am getting some sleep,, I fall asleep about 4:30am,, 5:45 am, hospital calls me to get all of the information I already gave in E.R. in case they admitted her, so they would not have to BOTHER me again... I tell her that I am leaving town today and will not be back until evening,, give her DD cell phone number ,,
20 minutes later after getting a PIN number for mom, I get back into bed,,

I sleep another three hours and wake, hustle to get ready, we leave for errands before heading north on the expressway for time with family there.
We returned at 6 pm, I called immediately to the hospital, nurse tells me mom has not been abusive like last night to staff, her CT was negative(NO kidding) everything was negative..

she was merely dehydrated,, MUST HAVE BEEN THAT APPLE PIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She is sitting up, eating regular food, happy as a clam to have people waiting on her hand and foot.. of course..
I tell nurse in no uncertain terms that I will not be hauling mother back to her home, that if they need a forklift, helicopter,whatever, i cannot wrestle her again,, the shiny ambulance would be perfect for that.. Those husky EMT's can handle her on that gurney..

she writes that in her chart and I just took another half tramadol(took two halves last night before phone call!) and enjoying my new Minnetonka moccasin slippers I bought while shopping with DD and Dgreat niece today at the Tanger outlets in West Branch!! DD had a coupon, I bought two pair ON SALE and I am looking forward to a relatively normal night of sleep.

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ALDEBARANIAN 12/30/2012 11:55AM

Glad you could handle it all.
Thank you for taking such good care of her.
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 12/29/2012 11:53PM

    Yikes! Hope tomorrow goes better! Get some rest!

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CATTUTT 12/29/2012 10:35PM

    Oh wow, that sounds INCREDIBLY stressful. Sounds like you came through it like a champ. Glad to hear that you, and your mama, are doing okay. Be sure to get some extra rest, I bet you could use it!

Have a great Sunday!


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NORASPAT 12/29/2012 9:43PM

    I read your blog You did very well with all of this.
I have a bad sore throat and off to bed. I am glad your Mom is OK but your frustration was so unnecessary.
It had been quite for just a little while i hope they do as you tell them . HUGS Pat emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 12/29/2012 8:29PM

    Glad that despite it all, you and your Mom are OK.

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RACEWELLWON 12/29/2012 8:21PM

    Oh Boy , that's awful treatment from both facilities. Your right a monkey could do have done that ! It frightens me really , well I happy to hear your Mom is better . You need some sleep my dear - so Hugs and sleep tight - K

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Thank God It's The Weekend!
Got out of work very early, so had my game plan ready to go for he day. DD was waiting for me, I changed clothes, grabbed pre-packed bag of receipts for places to go today. Off we go to library to return her book, drive across the street to mail an envelope of vacation brochures to fellow Sparker readytolose to peruse with her friend next week.. they will be joining us next summer for our Yoopee trek.
Next stop was gas station to reap 40 cents off/gallon reward earned at Kmart yesterday along with in-store bargains. STILL NO SLIPPERS!!!!!!!
Nest stop Kmart to get receipt corrected for my credit card,,seems when I checked my daily receipts from cards/purchases, I found that clerk charged me twice for set of jammies.. even though they were half priced, I am not paying for any CEO's condo in the Cayman's...

Left there, went ot check our bargains at Walgreen's,, ended up getting needed things for me..
back home, I again checked receipts, did a couple store surveys online for free merchandise.. yea..
Time to rest here on my dupa` for awhile..

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/28/2012 4:27PM

    I use my rewards at Kmart, too. they do come in handy.

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MPETERSON2311 12/28/2012 4:05PM

    how organized! good job!

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RACEWELLWON 12/28/2012 3:23PM

    Nice - Thanks Linda - Hugs Karen - cannot wait till August ! :)

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NORASPAT 12/28/2012 3:19PM

    Still no slippers, that is too bad,

I got some great buys from the Bean outlet store.

I do not understand shortage of slippers In UK slippers are most people choice. COLD FLOORS.
HUGS Pat in Maine. Great to have company on a trip. HUGS Pat in Maine.

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ALDEBARANIAN 12/28/2012 2:28PM

    But it's so early yet. Have a great rest of the day.

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PATRICIAAK 12/28/2012 1:23PM

    enjoy putting your feet up after your busy day.

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DEBGIL 12/28/2012 12:57PM

    Did you find a hot deal on slippers yet?

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

After Christmas shopping.. after work DD and I went to look at slippers for me.
Couple hours later and out we go with no slippers but some bargains. I have two Christmas gifts for next year, new unmentionables and DD did the same. Had a free lunch at a local place, came home,,I did way more than my 10,00 steps today,,

Since there are only 362 shopping days until Christmas eve next year, we decided to stimulate the economy with my plastic and hers:gift cards and credit cards!!

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CATTUTT 12/28/2012 4:05AM

    Great job on getting in so many steps!


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ALDEBARANIAN 12/27/2012 11:00PM

    Don't know why it's so hard to find good slippers these days. Glad you didn't say anything about unmentionables. I hate blushing.

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NORASPAT 12/27/2012 10:06PM

    Sounds like a great day. Well done to take it easy and have some fun.
Just thought about you since i just drank my very last apple cider.HUGS Pat in Maine.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/27/2012 7:00PM

    Wish I ahd the money to spend like that!!!

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PATRICIAAK 12/27/2012 5:42PM

    Even without slippers, bargains are always enjoyed.

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DIET_FRIEND 12/27/2012 4:34PM

    Sounds like a good day!

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Happy Kwanza!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

To those who celebrate this day, may you have a peaceful, warm and fulfilling day with family and friends.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/26/2012 11:41AM

    Never even heard of Kwanza. Hmmmmm

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MPETERSON2311 12/26/2012 8:58AM

    thanks for posting!

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PATRICIAAK 12/26/2012 8:37AM

    Happy Kwanza

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Blessed Christmas Day!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

I slept three whole hours in a row!! Merry Christmas to me!

Today marks the first day I began taking medicine for diabetes. I tried so very hard for the past five or six years to stave it off, but no matter how much I did, BANG! I woke up one morning to a 147 blood sugar at the lab,, my 12 hour fastings were always about 90-94 every three months.
Short of a total body transplant, I guess this is the beginning of the downhill ride. I am not giving up fighting off stronger meds or insulin though.
I do not feel any different after taking the med.. wonder how long it takes to feel anything or if I ever will??...
My biggest dream would be to lessen the neuropathy in my feet..

I went to church this morning and there were a LOT more people there than last year. Usually people go the night before, but it was nice to have a full house. We sang Christmas carols, and even though it is bitterly cold outside, it seemed very warm , even heading out the church doors.

We are just taking it easy today,, not sure what DD did earlier, but I watched a movie through my eyelids.. Thank God I saw it before so I know how it turned out!


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ALDEBARANIAN 12/25/2012 10:14PM

    Congratulations on staving it off so successfully for so long. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 12/25/2012 8:03PM

    Diabetes is a progressive disease. Good management slows the progression. It's good you are doing what it takes to be in control.

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CATTUTT 12/25/2012 6:18PM

    I know it seems really crappy right now, but don't look at it as a downhill ride, look it as one more challenge to face head on. I am on multiple daily dose insulin for my Type 2, and I was miserable about doing it at first, but now I wish I had done it sooner. I'm certainly not saying you should, or ever will, be on insulin. I'm just saying that the aid of medications makes your life a lot easier, if you doctor believes it's appropriate for you. I'm so thankful my doctor insisted despite the fight I put up over it.

I hope you are able to see the glass half full on the medications after you take them for a while!

Merry Christmas.


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