Monday, June 13, 2011
Mom got discharged, we had to take her back to her home,, first I get home from work, DD is mowing lawn that we were going to do when mom went in hospital,, I shower, change clothes, we go to bank, take 45 minutes to do things with two of moms checking accounts, cash some checks, work on the trust, already got her bills caught up,, then to get a bite to eat on the way to the hospital,, had to wait for doc to sign a meds sheet that he could have done this morning, took from 10 am until 4:30pm to get that faxed back, then we get her back in her bedroom at Clare Bridge, stop at drugstore to get her more personal items, stop at her house to put trash out and get her mail,, then home to water plants and strip and make beds..
I am so tired and fell asleep here at teh desk again,,
time to go to bed and have not ben home one hour today.. and it is only MOnday,,
oh, in -between all this, teh garage door store called and wanted us to meet them at moms house to put that handle on the door they installed last week,, but I made an appointment for DD to eb there tomorrow while I am at work..
Today sucked.. work was not exactly a picnic either... cannot wait for tomorrow..
Sunday, June 12, 2011
All the plans for yesterday got scratched except the grad party and church. Got home from church to find that mom had been taken to E.R.. after a phone call, lots of getting no info from E.R nurse(she called me when I was not home, so I return her call, asking about mom,, she tells me that HIPPA laws dictate that I cannot get any info over the phone!!!!!!!!
I then told her that SHE CALLED ME, I have DPOA and DPOH on mom,, total power over everything of hers and they have that she is sitting there with those documents in front of her!! She told me she already knew that, but privacy laws say that she cannot tell me anything over the phone!!!!)
She then says I can drive down there if I want to hear anything,,,
I grab DD and we get over there, I walk in just as they are wheeling mom to get an x-ray, I stand at the end of the gurney and say, NO, not until I talk in length with this NURSE!! Off goes this nurse to get Miss Congeniality, she waltzes in, looks me over and tells me mom is going here and there,, I tell her, NO, mom is not doing anything until I hear every detail of what they did, what is ordered, who did what,etc,
Miss C, has no choice but to tell me in front of two other people, everything I want to know,, also, nobody knew who mom's doctor was!!!!!!!! there are two docs with same last name in town,, even moms assisted living facility did not know!!!!!!!!
SO now I am dealing with a doc nobody knows about that has been dispensing orders, meds, procedures,etc for mom since February, Miss C(Nurse Ratchet), four different stories of why mom is there, also they called my sister downstate who has no vehicle, no power, and she calls our home, the facility calls there, hospital,etc,,
Mom was there from noon until we left at 10 and got nothing to eat or drink, (she is a diabetic) when she vomited the first time, I had to get a wastebasket since nobody was near her room,,she did not even have a call button,,she has dementia and yada yada yada....
ON the flip side, we drew the long straw and got a VERY good and nice doc,, been there forever,, who ordered her food, got her a room right away,,WHEN HE FOUND OUT WE WERE THERE!!!!!!!!!!
He showed me her cahrt, all teh procedures, said he did not know why they even DID a chest xray, since nobody ordered one.. also when we first got there, EKG lady is there to REDO it because she said they lost thr first one, but MIss C, said , NO, they already have it..after xray, EKG lady comes back and does it again,,
Turns out, Miss C did not even bother to tell him that we were even in teh building, so we sat for three and a half hours waiting for him,, he did not know we were there,,
I told him how she was, that I did not know her name was on the sign out front, I thought it was a community hospital, not "Tricia's" place!!!
I also told him about the chest xray(not ordered) and he said if anything, they should have done a portable one,, and I told him I would be getting an itemized bill to check every single item to make sure she did not get charged for the xray and at least one of the EKG's!! He agreed. He apologized, and we were out of there in a half hour after getting mom fed and cleaned up, we covered her with more blankets, pulled her into a comfortable position, got her an emebag, tissues, call button,, DD and i did that, no staff even offered!!
When we left I realized he must have reamed her a new one, because I approached her at the desk and asked her what room mom was going into and she told me that mom had a new nurse now, so I should talk to him,, she was all smiling and polite, ..
they finally admitted her on the floor I used to work on,, for telemetry,,
so we did not get any yard work done, and it will be all day today to do both places,, then laundry, meals, back to the hospital, possibly transporting her back to assisted living, unless the hospital will do it.. she is complete dead weight.. unable to lift her..
Gads, I could not sleep last night and now I am up at 6, got about five hours sleep on and off, I am beat and the day has just begun! What a great weekend off!!
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Awake, hot and very thirsty at 2:30 am.. lots to do today, grad party, mom shouse, bil paying, visiting mom..church..
two hours later, back to bed for some dream time.. best part of my day..
Friday, June 10, 2011
A very busy day at work, I am very tired, BUT the garage door got installed at moms, I have not seen it yet, BUT teh manufacturer did not include a handle, so now the door guy has to return when this handle comes in! Bummer..
Dd was going to mow the lawn there but it rained, so that is a no-go,, rain tomorrow to, so Sunday is another work day for me, mowing...
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Tomorrow is getting moms garage door installed..DD will go there early in the morning to remove Dad's hubcap collection from above the old door and stay there during installation..
hopefully that will run smoothly,, it will be nice to be able to open the front garage door when we come to clean, mow, etc.
Temperature dropped about 30 degrees in a few hours, so it is dark, sprinkly and windy here, in low 60's to 70...
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