Here’s my horoscope for today:
On one hand someone may come into your life now offering you a very sensible resolution to a complex problem. On the other hand, you might find it impossible to take the assistance, for there is something missing from the proposal. Your challenge today is to figure out a way to graciously accept the help, even if it’s only a partial answer to your prayers. Remember, your flexibility can make all the difference in the world.
What are my prayers? For Dad to get better, for him not to have to live in a nursing home, for someone to come and stay with him during the day so I can work. Remember I said “knock on wood” after his doctor appointment last Wednesday? Apparently, I didn’t knock hard enough, as he ended back up in the hospital last Friday. Diagnosis: UTI. They released him yesterday and in no way, shape or form was he ready. The man can barely walk. He slept for 4 hours in his recliner yesterday afternoon, didn’t want to eat (I made him eat 2 pieces of toast with peanut butter and jelly) and went to bed where he couldn’t even straighten himself out. Today my brother came over and stayed with him so I could go to work. We had calls in to his doctor, the case manager from the hospital, the discharge coordinator at the hospital, the VNA and his physical therapist. No. one. has. come. to. help. WTF!!! There has got to be something that can be done. The doctor told us last Wednesday that no health care proxy was needed; found out today that’s not true. The discharge coordinator at the hospital asked Dad if he wanted to go to Rehab, he refused. No. one. told. us. that. DOES HE LOOK LIKE HE CAN FUNCTION ALONE, YOU IDIOTS??? When I went to pick him up at the hospital, he couldn’t even SIT UP. When I pointed this out to the nurse, she said, oh we’ll help him up. All well and good, but are you going to follow me home and do it every day?
So I’m going to work from home for a bit, til things get straightened out.
Sorry for the rant. Just had to get it out.
Something needs to be done for our elderly. Someone needs to step up and HELP.