Saturday, October 12, 2013

Saturday 12 October

Dad has not been well this week
problems with blood thinner
infection
shortness of breath
swallowing
 
he's been on IV fluids
and now oxygen
 
we had to go for a wound care appointment
because his heel
(that was nearly 100% healed 6 weeks ago)
has suddenly gotten bad
 
while there he had to answer a few questions
with answers that made my blood
run cold then hot
questions about neglect
feeling abused
(mentally, verbally)
 
immediate action by the wound care staff
calls to/from Dad's facility
names, descriptions
dates
 
the supervisory staff
is taking it very seriously
one of the aides in question
has not been seen by me since
 



his new wheelchair arrived Thursday
it's very comfortable for him
that was all I wanted...
 
Thursday
morning I was rear ended on the way home
from visiting him
not a bad accident...at a stop sign
just enough to give me
a stiff neck
not enough to need to see the ER
for x rays
enough to keep me home from work for two days
working out the stiffness
 
of course
did not tell the folks
no sense worrying them
 
the car has minor damage
so didn't bother with police
"ain't nobody got time for that"
 
I did get a photo of the car and license
as well as driver in his
Jimmy John's uniform
in a hurry to deliver sandwiches
 
 

 
after visiting Dad this afternoon
Mom and I stopped for lunch
at a small family owned spot
spaghetti and meatballs
her favorite
 
her first time
out to eat
since breaking her hip!
 
she got a perm and set yesterday
so no longer feels like she has witch hair
 
then we went for a little ride in the country
stopped for ice cream
she had a great time
watching two little girls
 
  
we didn't see many pumpkins on our ride
just enough to know it's fall
the sky is a perfect blue
leaves barely changing color
 




5 comments:

WoolenSails said...

It doesn't sound like you had a good week, like you need more stress. I had someone rear end me and still paying for it, a stiff neck can come back to haunt you, so be safe and have it checked out.

Debbie

Orange Sink said...

Kelley,
It sure is a boat load to deal with... and then the accident on top of it! I hope things start to look up a little! Your Mom sounds like she is doing great and getting her hair done I'm sure makes her feel even better!
You should get a massage for that stiffness.... or at least soak in a nice warm bath...
Hugs and prayers for your Dad too Kelley!!
Cathy G

acorn hollow said...

I am so sorry it is a heavy load you are carrying. Keeping you in my thoughts.
Cathy

moosecraft said...

Hugs to you... it's all too much for one person...

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

The ride with mom, dinner out, and ice cream...

Disappearance of someone who needed to be gone. And being rear ended, sigh... Hope you're feeling better.

I think we may make Carmel apples this week, just a few. Livvie loves apples of all kinds. One big bite after another. Not sure whether she will like Carmel apples at all... Tee hee