Decisions and Hospice
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
I am so glad today is almost finished. We finally got home at 5:30p. Mom's appointment was for 2:40p. After much more paperwork, copying and faxing, again, ,,
we talked to the specialist who is a wonderful man. Raising all of he options, I explained to Mom how she abused her body and refused to eat and drink right,etc and as usual, she tried to tell the doc that she was not told she was diabetic!! I told her, no, no more pawning off her laziness on others:she did it to herself and this is her consequences. She did not want dialysis, so passive treatment is the go ahead, I ultimately had to make the decision, but knew that traveling out of town three days a week, spending over 16 hours away from her home and sitting still for four hours at a time, was not going to swing.
She is 88 years old and has 12% kidney function left with absolutely NO PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS!! Some pitting edema, but not that bad, her labs are marginal..
Now after all of that, I have to interview and select hospice companies that I would like for her.
I just faxed more info to the specialist as it is after hours..I am exhausted.
SHe has another appointment in three months.. also have to get a Dr. order for hospice when I DO select one.