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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Got a hot stone massage after work today,, felt fantastic!! Now I have to drink double my water intake which means 20 cups of water!! glug,glug...
am so happy all the things are ordered for moms house,, hoping to finish that job by next weekend,, hopefully..
then the boiler,,

57 days until my vacation..

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KILLERANGEL47 6/30/2011 10:55PM

    Sounds lovely!! emoticon

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    Good luck! Keep up the good work Linda, you're doing great :)

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OCTOBER2842 6/17/2011 11:46AM


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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/16/2011 8:59PM

    Bet you can't wait for that vacation!

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NORASPAT 6/16/2011 8:37PM

    Hi you are doing a great job there getting all of this completed.

You would make a wonderful subcontractor for some one building I am sure.
Countdown to your trip has begun. My friend will be home for 2 weeks in Grand Rapids I think she said. HUGS Pat in Maine,.

We are having electrical storms. Some people got the golf ball hail but not us so far -- PAT emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1THING 6/16/2011 6:06PM


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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Off to Lowe's to meet with contractor for moms house.. selecting doors hardware,etc...
tired after working all day but will go to store early and walk around inside store to get my 10,000 steps done!!
walked the entire perimeter of Lowe's three times, plus walking around with DD and contractor,, ordered and paid for all doors and materials.. work will begin next week!!

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GEMINI-SKY 6/16/2011 5:27AM

    Another thing off the list ! ! ! YEAH ! ! !

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OCTOBER2842 6/16/2011 4:46AM

    You are marvelous, work all day and shop all night and find time to walk those 1000 steps, keep up the good work emoticon

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NORASPAT 6/15/2011 8:56PM

    Back to business, good for you.
It will definitely be a good investment in the house for sure.

I hope you can get some rest soon HUGS Pat in Maine. xoxo emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/15/2011 8:10PM

    Wow! You did get in lots of walking today. Hope your moms house looks nice & that the doors are storm proof.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

no excitement, no action, no geriatrics, medical personnel or attornies to deal with today,, weird,, maybe I will just "be"...

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OCTOBER2842 6/15/2011 5:53AM

    I hope it last for a long long time, enjoy

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NORASPAT 6/14/2011 8:59PM

    PEACE at last I hope you have enjoyed it HUGS Pat in Maine

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GEMINI-SKY 6/14/2011 4:06PM

    Hurray ! ! !
ENJOY IT ! ! !

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/14/2011 2:59PM


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Monday sucks!

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..

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GEMINI-SKY 6/14/2011 7:35AM

    Gosh ! ! ! I hope Today is So Much Better...
(sing) emoticonYou Deserve a Break Today...At McDonald's ! ! ! emoticon

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OCTOBER2842 6/14/2011 6:40AM

    Why is mom home? Is she any better or was it time for her to get out. It is so hard to understand the system anymore. The poor patients really get the run around. The family gets worse

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KILLERANGEL47 6/13/2011 11:29PM

    That sucks!! emoticon What took him so long? I hope tomorrow goes much more smoothly! emoticon emoticon

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NORASPAT 6/13/2011 9:30PM

    I am so sorry you are having it rougher than ever, so sorry your hospital totally sucks, There has to be a patient advocate there. I have had to deal with them before when they put DH in a nursery with 2 babies because they were painting the room he was in. The babies cried and pooped and poor DH was really ill. When his surgeon saw where he was he got the nearest two nursrs and said get my patient out of that room. He told me he would be speaking up and he did but he also said I should call public relations and ask for a patient advocate. They have been really helpful with so much so do try to find one to back you up.
Did you say MOM is coming home to her own house or to the assisited living place.
I have just read the last five days, my computer had to be taken away again, its such a let down I thought it was my fault but the foolish thing is missing something. Anyway I am trying to catch up on dh computer but I cannot get any e-mails. The server says its the computers fault not theres so I will do my best at least I can read your blogs. HUGS Pat in Maine, emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/13/2011 9:04PM

    Awwww you poor thing.
Just hope you take it easy and rest up.
tomorrow will be better.

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Pentecost Sunday!

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!!

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KILLERANGEL47 6/30/2011 10:53PM

    OMG! That is horrible! I think they should be sued for negligence! emoticon

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GEMINI-SKY 6/13/2011 7:21AM

    Sometimes it's just safer to stay home from a hospital. I was incharge of my mother and was her POA of Everything. I put on the file that ...
1. NO ONE is Allowed to touch her until I was notified unless life threatening
2. She is Diabetic and needs insulin.
3. Her Dr's name and phone number
4. My name and phone numbers Home and Cel...
5. Hubby's name and phone numbers. incase I could not be reached.
6. The names of the Dr's that are NOT allowed to see her... (to many mistakes and orders for test not needed)

The Nursing home always sent a folder with her but they never read it or ordered her records. Many times they didn't even know she was diabetic...Makes you wonder ! ! !
One time they ordered a spinal tap because she was complaining of neck pain...My neck would hurt too if I was laying on my back for 6 hrs with no water, food, any one to check on me etc. ad nausium ! ! ! She couldn't move so she was at their mercy... I told them absolutely NO Way ! ! ! and threatened to Sue them if they even tried....
Hence my New Name. Bitch Daughter.
I didn't care and Mom was much safer and better taken care of.
So everytime she went to the ER, I was in charge and NOT them once they saw the file's cover with my RULES...
Thank God your Mom has you on her side. Bless you....

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GERIKRAGH 6/12/2011 12:08PM

    Wow! Clock-work Orange all over again! I'm glad you were able to be there so at least someone was on the ball. Good luck.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/12/2011 11:11AM

    So sorry all this ahppened. You and the Doc have some complainign to do with public relations or administration of the hospital.

Dennis my bro got sidschaarged from the rehab hospital he's been in for 24 months. Went home to Lake Havasu and showed up wednesday at The new Kidney dialysis treatment Center he was told to report to and they did not ahve his records. the staff sent them to a different hospital. so he ahd to go to ER be admitted as a aptient and get started all over and he was getting weaker. idiots!

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OPERADIVA114 6/12/2011 8:28AM

    I hope everything goes well with your mom! I'll keep her (and you and your family) in my prayers!

Ugh. I hate hospitals. More often than not, they cause more problems than they help, I swear. I remember when my dad went a few years ago because he was having severe problems with his gallstones. (They hadn't removed them when they discovered them because they were so small back then. Fast forward 2 years to this new occurrence.) He has congestive heart failure, and they put him on a high drip of IV fluids! They were waiting to do the gallstone removal surgery until his condition stabilized and it was getting worse. Yet the nurses couldn't figure out why! As soon as his heart doctor showed up, he flipped sh*t. "Didn't anyone read his chart?!" Because with CHF, you do NOT want extra fluids in the body, as it typically accumulates too much in the tissues/organs with the disease. Basically, they were practically killing my dad. emoticon

I know this weekend has been stressful for you. I hope it gets better! Like I said, I'll keep you in my prayers!

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