- Jul 15, 2010
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Not sure where to start. In April my Step Moms health started declining. I made her go to the hospital because her left foot looked really discolored. Well she had a blood clot and was 4 units low on blood. Found out she had a tear in her colon. Probably from taking pain meds due to arthritis build up in her back waste area. She was in the hospital a while then got discharged and went home for a few days and then had to go back because she wasn’t feeling good. After being in there a while we found out she has really bad circulation to her toes and feet. We were told she was going to loose her toes and feet. She left the hospital around June and went in to a nursing, rehab facility. She was in there a few weeks and started to be combative with the employees there and I had to give her a heart to heart talk. She calmed down and about a week latter the facility was concerned that she would eat or take her meds and didn’t have much output. I made her go to the hospital again she had pneumonia and a couple other issues and she’s in for a couple more weeks. She gets out goes back to nursing home. Keep in mind she now can no longer walk due to being laid up so long in bed. I have another heart to heart with here and tell her she has 45 days to work really hard to make herself mobil again. Well she doesn’t progress anymore in that time frame and now her insurance is up at the facility and she came home yesterday. I hire an in home nurse 24 hours a day to take care of her. I meet her at her house to get her reaclimated to her surroundings. The facility doesn’t send her home with any meds and it’s been well over 24 hours and I’m still waiting for the RX to fill them. I get a call from the facility that’s taking care of her now and she is being difficult with the nurse. I go down there to get to the bottom of the issue and it’s just BS from my Mom. I have another heart to heart with here and explain to her it’s $20 an hour which is $480 a day which is $3360 a week and $13,440 a month. She had enough to to pay for two months out of her savings. At this rate I explain to her we have to sell her car and that might get her another 3 weeks of care and then after that we would have to sell her house and put her in a facility and pay for it out of the money from her house. My Dad worked his ass off so he could retire at 52 and her at 48 with a house paid for in Havasu with nice cars and a boat. Now all that’s going to just go to waste all that hard work he set them up for. My Dad died of Cancer 6 years ago. I don’t know what to do she can’t even get up to go to the toilet she has a catheter in and well you know what happens on the other end. All this and trying to build another business from scratch and my wife being let go from work from Covid. 2020 can go screw itself. I’m not sure if anyone has ever been through something like this any advice or encouragement would be great. A big thank you to all that have supported me this year.