Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Taking Care of Mother

Mother called last night at 2:30 a.m. with a blood pressure of 270 over something. She had been to the emergency room last week with high blood pressure.  She was left in a room with her monitor going off until it timed out on it own.  No one came to check on her until she pushed the bedcart into the door causing a crash!  They said they were "busy".  Nice work people.

So I am off this morning to travel a few hundred miles and see what I can do for her.  I think her primary care doc, her heart doc, and the emergency room people need to be lined up against the wall and . . .well you get the idea.

Dog #1 and Dog #2 can not go on this trip so off to the kennel for them.  They Hate It!  But I really don't have a choice this time--the Honey has to work long hours today. And I don't know if I'll end up staying up at the hospital or what?  Wish me luck with helping mother out :)


  1. Oh, I am am so sorry to hear about the blood pressure issue with your mom! I am a nurse, and there is no reason for your mother to be ignored, busy or not. Kudos to you for making the trip to see and take care of her. Nothing gets quality care like the presence of a family member, believe me = ). It shouldn't be that way, but sometimes it is. I know that having you there by her side will be such a comfort.

  2. I'm sorry to hear about your mom. It is so hard when the table turns and it is your turn to take care of her rather than the other way around. Prayers for her and you.


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