Originally Posted by Steel_Talon
^LOL I heard that VikingDad. Same occured to me many years ago My good friends mom was hospitalized. I told nurse I was a son also. She looked at my tall and caucasion comparing to my Japanese family. I told the nurse I was the product of the milk deliveryman.
Have you seen that episode of M*A*S*H where they get the general to allow his son into the O-Club because he is family, then Hawkeye proceeds to let everyone else in the camp in as "family" too, introducing them all as he goes? One of them is "My brother, Leroy." who is black.
Originally Posted by Sniper03
I have saying a prayer for your mom the last several days knowing how this issue can be for older folks. Glad she is doing well and beginning to heal. Best to you and it is always a hard time when a parent has to live with one child or another. And worse when a terrible decision has to be made when they can no longer live with the family. We went through that last year. Since Dad is no longer mobile at all and is dead weight. Good news he is still sharp as a tack. But happy with his new room arrangements, likes the nurses and they like him. We sure need enjoy them while we have them. Thanks to you for being there when she needs you!
Thank you for the prayers. She is holding her own, but not really improving much. I am hoping to get her in a wheelchair at least so I can roll her around the floor for awhile. Its better than staying in bed. She is napping right now- has been since I walked in a half hour ago.
If circumstances allow it I would have her stay at home for the rest of her life. I have taken care of my in-laws in their last days so I figure I could handle most anything (administering drugs, changing bedding, bathing, etc.) that a skilled nursing facility does. I don't think my brother would do that though given what he has said to date. I hope I am wrong about that though.
Just stepped away from the keyboard because mom woke up. She is actually doing better! She is eating pretty well so her appetite is returning, and she complained about the food so that is a sign she is ready to get out of here
. My brother came by with his daughter for a bit. Funny thing, just seconds after they left she saw my shirt and asked what it said, then tried to read it as follows
All Gave Some,
Some Gave All".
The first 'word' is actually "FDNY"
Then she laughed and said "Good thing (brother) isn't here!" (my brother is is a hard core Bible thumper and takes great offense to any strong language- not that here is anything wrong with that- but he would have been shocked to hear that out of mom!).
Originally Posted by Vincine
When I worked the floor, I was glad to have a patient's family & friend present. More eye's on the post-op patient the better as far as I was concerned. If they came to me and complained the patient didn't get their toast or that it was cold or something, it tells me the patient is during just fine. If they helped them to the bathroom, that was nice too. If the patient started to feel nauseous or turn purple or something, they could find me & tell me and I could do something about it myself, or get on the horn, before it became a real emergency. I think you'll find in most hospitals the 'Visiting Hours' are there just to be able to kick people out who are no help whatsoever and a real PITA.
I have always tried to visit people in the hospital. I explained to my son the other day when he said he doesn't like hospitals that "I don't either, being in a hospital sucks. But it sucks way more for the person who is there as a patient. If I can stand it enough to make their stay a tiny bit less sucky, then its the least I can do."