The bad, the good and the downright weird
Friday, September 27, 2019
My roommate is having active hallucinations. I reported it to the nurse, who told me they're due to her UTI. I've had UTIs myself and never gotten hallucinations, but he says it's quite common. She's convinced there are a snake and a dog in the room.
I hate when I can't help. I've always believed there's no problem enough intellect can't fix, but apparently that's not true because I'm helpless in this situation. She's becoming increasingly agitated and I'm about to cry.
Meantime, we're having good times (snark) here. The place has no Director of Nursing, and the interim Director is still out on maternity leave. And they recently hired their fifth kitchen manager in six weeks, and she never showed up for her first day. Meanwhile, the food has gotten downright weird. The other day they gave us what they called "Reuben sandwiches" for dinner:
I understand we're not going to get classic Reubens here, but cold deviled ham on cold rye bread was just too much, and I sent it back for a grilled cheese. I no longer have the photo of what they called the "Philly style chopped steak" (chopped-up heated lunch meat), but I think it's safe to assume that anyone who served it anywhere near Philly would be run out of town!
Now for the good news. My great-niece Elizabeth just "graduated" from Infant Critical Follow-up! I give no end of praise and credit to her parents and to Elizabeth herself, who has been a feisty little firecracker from day one.
In the NICU picture on the left, she's not yawning. She's laying down the law at the top of her lungs!
I'm trying to focus on my knitting and keep my mind occupied, but it's difficult. I seriously need a break.