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What's going on with you, part II...
#1
what's going on with you?

I got offered that other job. After reviewing all the pros and cons about it balanced against health concerns, I have ended up staying where I am. For now, I may or may not regret my decision, but ultimately I can't do a lot of things requiring me in full sunlight for numerous hours of the day. On the personal front, I have gotten business cards and a website beyond Facebook up and running for my sewing. April was my best month ever for personal sales. I was really grateful for this since right after all that my rescue kitty was determined to be a diabetic, a week at the veterinarian clinic later and a shot a day of insulin, he is on the mend. I'm just really grateful my beloved kitty is going to be ok.
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(05-07-2016, 10:34 AM)Danilynn Wrote: what's going on with you?

I got offered that other job. After reviewing all the pros and cons about it balanced against health concerns, I have ended up staying where I am. For now, I may or may not regret my decision, but ultimately I can't do a lot of things requiring me in full sunlight for numerous hours of the day. On the personal front, I have gotten business cards and a website beyond Facebook up and running for my sewing. April was my best month ever for personal sales. I was really grateful for this since right after all that my rescue kitty was determined to be a diabetic, a week at the veterinarian clinic later and a shot a day of insulin, he is on the mend. I'm just really grateful my beloved kitty is going to be ok.

I'm glad that you can still hold the same old job.

I had a cousin with lupus... and he survived for 38 years with it after he was diagnosed with it. I regret to say that it wasn't really living.

I did my first freehand painting ever. I think that I know what my birthday and Christmas presents will be this year.
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#3
Sad 
Ugh another large earthquake here. As if we need more. I wonder what else it destroyed of my already wrecked city. Oh well that is the cost of living in NZ. Least internet/power and water is still on and we are ok. Certainly makes the nerves tense up though after all we have been through here. It was so loud and violent. Sad
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#4
Oh no! Sad
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#5
I may have saved my father's life.

I got a call from the nursing home about 8 AM EST stating that my father was showing signs of circulatory failure -- discoloration of his knees -- due to dehydration and malnutrition. I was asked whether I wanted to have the nursing home 'make him comfortable' or send him to the hospital. I went to the nursing home with my dog (the dog has a right to know if the end is nigh for a loved one, I suppose, as he got to know for my mother), and my father responded more to the dog than to me. But he did face me.

I am not writing him off. I decided to send him to the hospital so that he could be treated for the dehydration and malnutrition. Guess what happened? The hospital took him off Fentanyl, and he started moving his legs about.

"Make him comfortable". I am glad that I could read between the lines on that piece of Orwellian deceit.

Nursing homes -- where capitalist greed meets socialist irresponsibility.

It's too bad that Dickens or Hugo isn't around to relate such a nightmare. You have seen it from me, from someone with practically no literary talent.
The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated Communist  but instead the people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists -- Hannah Arendt.


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(05-12-2016, 06:29 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: I may have saved my father's life.

I got a call from the nursing home about 8 AM EST stating that my father was showing signs of circulatory failure -- discoloration of his knees -- due to dehydration and malnutrition. I was asked whether I wanted to have the nursing home 'make him comfortable' or send him to the hospital. I went to the nursing home with my dog (the dog has a right to know if the end is nigh for a loved one, I suppose, as he got to know for my mother), and  my father responded more to the dog than to me. But he did face me.

I am not writing him off. I decided to send him to the hospital so that he could be treated for the dehydration and malnutrition. Guess what happened? The hospital took him off Fentanyl, and he started moving his legs about.

"Make him comfortable". I am glad that I could read between the lines on that piece of Orwellian deceit.

Nursing homes -- where capitalist greed meets socialist irresponsibility.

It's too bad that Dickens or Hugo isn't around to relate such a nightmare.  You have seen it from me, from someone with practically no literary talent.
Sorry that you and your father have to suffer this type of 'care'.
Too many nursing homes fail us in time of most need.
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(05-12-2016, 06:29 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: I may have saved my father's life.

I got a call from the nursing home about 8 AM EST stating that my father was showing signs of circulatory failure -- discoloration of his knees -- due to dehydration and malnutrition. I was asked whether I wanted to have the nursing home 'make him comfortable' or send him to the hospital. I went to the nursing home with my dog (the dog has a right to know if the end is nigh for a loved one, I suppose, as he got to know for my mother), and  my father responded more to the dog than to me. But he did face me.

I am not writing him off. I decided to send him to the hospital so that he could be treated for the dehydration and malnutrition. Guess what happened? The hospital took him off Fentanyl, and he started moving his legs about.

"Make him comfortable". I am glad that I could read between the lines on that piece of Orwellian deceit.

Nursing homes -- where capitalist greed meets socialist irresponsibility.

It's too bad that Dickens or Hugo isn't around to relate such a nightmare.  You have seen it from me, from someone with practically no literary talent.

Omg horrible healthcare treatment! I am so very sorry to hear of this happening to you and your father.
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(05-12-2016, 06:29 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: I may have saved my father's life.

I got a call from the nursing home about 8 AM EST stating that my father was showing signs of circulatory failure -- discoloration of his knees -- due to dehydration and malnutrition. I was asked whether I wanted to have the nursing home 'make him comfortable' or send him to the hospital. I went to the nursing home with my dog (the dog has a right to know if the end is nigh for a loved one, I suppose, as he got to know for my mother), and  my father responded more to the dog than to me. But he did face me.

I am not writing him off. I decided to send him to the hospital so that he could be treated for the dehydration and malnutrition. Guess what happened? The hospital took him off Fentanyl, and he started moving his legs about.

"Make him comfortable". I am glad that I could read between the lines on that piece of Orwellian deceit.

Nursing homes -- where capitalist greed meets socialist irresponsibility.

It's too bad that Dickens or Hugo isn't around to relate such a nightmare.  You have seen it from me, from someone with practically no literary talent.

Good to hear!
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#9
I have placement testing for college tomorrow...I hope I do well!
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(05-12-2016, 06:29 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: I may have saved my father's life.

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Nursing homes -- where capitalist greed meets socialist irresponsibility.

...

In my work I'm in and out of nursing homes all the time.  In our area there may possibly be one or two that can claim the term "healthcare facility."

The vast, vast majority are shitholes.  Despite my excellent health at this time I've decided to execute a DNR/DNI this year.

Whoever coined the term "sanctity of life" is a seeping, pus-filled lesion on the ass of humanity.
[fon‌t=Arial Black]"... a man of notoriously vicious and intemperate disposition."[/font]
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(05-13-2016, 04:30 PM)MillsT_98 Wrote: I have placement testing for college tomorrow...I hope I do well!

Fingers crossed for you!
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(05-13-2016, 06:38 PM)TnT Wrote:
(05-12-2016, 06:29 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: I may have saved my father's life.

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Nursing homes -- where capitalist greed meets socialist irresponsibility.

...

In my work I'm in and out of nursing homes all the time.  In our area there may possibly be one or two that can claim the term "healthcare facility."

The vast, vast majority are shitholes.  Despite my excellent health at this time I've decided to execute a DNR/DNI this year.

Whoever coined the term "sanctity of life" is a seeping, pus-filled lesion on the a** of humanity.

Thank God for living wills.
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Don't get me wrong, DNR/DNI's and living wills are very, very important.  However, you really need to be attentive and assertive about their use and application.

It's good to have many, many copies and to carry them to every significant healthcare event, and insist that they put them on the chart that is to be used during THIS event.

And, one has to be wary of relatives and/or home healthcare folks. I've been on several 911 calls where the patient has done all the paperwork carefully and correctly, all the t's dotted and the i's crossed.  Then someone else on scene loses their nerve and either "loses" the paperwork, or tears it up, and there we are, working a code on someone who did not want any of this.  And now the patient, if we get them back, is likely facing egregious disability, pain etc. instead of what they wanted.
[fon‌t=Arial Black]"... a man of notoriously vicious and intemperate disposition."[/font]
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#14
Well, it's obviously been a long time, but good to see all of you again, albeit in a different venue.  There's been no singular reason why I've been absent, simply been busy with life in general.  Who knows if that busyness will reduce my presence in the future or not, but just wanted to let you that I'm still around and well.  Finally, I still think about S&H and the theory plenty, especially with the current events at hand.  But I'll save those for other threads here!
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#15
My father is doing much better. He is becoming more coherent and presentable.
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(05-14-2016, 07:32 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: My father is doing much better. He is becoming more coherent and presentable.

Great news! Smile
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Thumbs Up 
Tooth is out. It took.....jeez i lost count of how many shots i had to have in order for the tooth to finally be entirely numb enough to pull out.  Three plus several all around the tooth. Love my new dentist. He is much gentler than the old retired dentist i used to have. Bleeding plenty and mouth still numb but happy it is over and now I can rest up. Sleepy
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(05-14-2016, 10:06 PM)taramarie Wrote:
(05-14-2016, 07:32 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: My father is doing much better. He is becoming more coherent and presentable.

Great news! Smile

Even better -- he has quit treating me as a whipping boy.

I will be heavily involved in his rehab, as I will need to seek to make him as independent as possible for however many weeks or months that he has left. So far I have managed his finances and his medicines. I will be involved in more intimate, and often unpleasant activities.
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(05-17-2016, 08:52 PM)pbrower2a Wrote:
(05-14-2016, 10:06 PM)taramarie Wrote:
(05-14-2016, 07:32 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: My father is doing much better. He is becoming more coherent and presentable.

Great news! Smile

Even better -- he has quit treating me as a whipping boy.

I will be heavily involved in his rehab, as I will need to seek to make him as independent as possible for however many weeks or months that he has left. So far I have managed his finances and his medicines. I will be involved in more intimate, and often unpleasant activities.
Wow, what made him change attitude i wonder?
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A cousin of mine was murdered last weekend.

RIP Cory Cry
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