What a day I had, thank goodness the evening went awesome at work.
Well as you all know mom was being released from the Hospital early this morning. Check out time was at 9 am and since John and I couldn't get there to pick her up, my step dad and aunt Jean came all the way from Clearbrook - one hour drive away to get her.
Mom was waiting, bags packed, no shoes on, just slippers on because feet are badly swollen. So Day and Aunt Jean put her in the car. It is snowing heavily outside. When they got to her place mom didn't have her apartment keys. They couldn't get into the building or her apartment. UGH!
Both Dad and Aunt Jean didn't have our home phone #. They had to drive some where that had a phone book, I am not in the phone book but John is. They couldn't find either #s.
Finally a gentleman overheard the frustration of my Aunts voice and said let's Google her name. Well two names came up and one of them was mine.
So at 11:30 am I get a phone call to rush over there with our set of keys. I am thinking not again. third time her keys have been lost or misplaced. Finally get there at 12:15am because of the heavy snow falling. Remember it takes us about 30 minutes to get to mom's and with the snow and bad drivers (there were plenty of them) it took us longer.
Finally get mom up the stairs and into the building them more stairs to her apartment on the second floor. By then her feet were soaking wet. I changed her socks and put on warmer ones. WE all got her settled on the couch.
In the mean time Aunt Jean is cleaning out the fridge and putting fresh fruits and veggies in as well as milk.
Dad is on the phone to Meals- on-Wheels to order food for mom for the next two weeks. They will come this Monday, She had to fend for herself until then.
We still can't find anyone to look after mom for these next 2 to 3 weeks since she can't stay by herself.
All I can do is phone her daily to check in on her. I am working the next 6 straight days in the row. I need the work/money.
John was also busy taking out a lot of papers/garbage to make room for her to walk with the new metal stroller she has to use.
Just before we all left Aunt Jean and I put her in her night gown and housecoat so that it will be a lot easier for her just to get into bed.
I came home, ate a small lunch and headed to work. All night I have been so worried about her but I didn't receive any calls from her, nor did John. So I think she is OK.
We did finally get a hold of the management co. to get new keys for mom.They are bringing them to her some time I hope.
So far we haven't found any more live or dead mice in her place. So I pray that this issue has been resolved.
While at work things went very well. Tonight I worked with the Assistant Manager and two part timers. Every thing went smoothly for a change and we got out early tonight.
Now I am home trying to relax, have a snack, spark and read all my messages, Take a shower and go to bed to sleep. I hope.
Why do the hospitals send people home way to early when they aren't ready or strong enough. They should have sent mom to the rehabilitation center like they did last year when she fractured her hip and shattered her femur bone. At least she would have had care there 24/7 and not be home alone where anything could happen.
I am trying not to be so angry about this.
Also too, My aunt thinks that I should step up to the plate and have her move in with me.
She can't, there is no way on earth.
For one thing, I live on the third floor with no elevator,
Second, I am in a two bedroom apartment.
third, there is too much construction and noise going on around us that it will drive mom nuts.
Four, John and I can't handle mom.
The answer to all of this is to find her a nursing home or home her move in with Dad and Aunty. Aunty and dad won't have her. They live in a two bedroom house that is cluttered with too much stuff. Two houses packed into one.
I talked to mom and she doesn't want to live with anyone of us or move.
Her call, nothing I can say or do.
Anyways, vent is over.
I just had to write this down and get it off my chest so that I can sleep tonight.
I know all of you understand what I am going through. Most of you have been with me since the beginning. You have been so helpful and kind with your prayers and suggestion.
Just knowing how much you care make me feel better and I know I, we will all get through this in time.
Have a great night. HUGs
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