Category Archives: 2013

December 22, 2013–ups and downs

It hasn’t been the best Advent.  I came down with a bad head cold more than two weeks ago and was afraid of passing it on to the residents, so didn’t go out there until the worst symptoms were gone.  … Continue reading

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December 8, 2013–institutions (arrrggggh!)

I tried doing her laundry for less than a week.  She has six pairs of slacks and nine tee shirts.  I took half home and returned them four days later.  All her remaining clothes were in the hamper I provided … Continue reading

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November 22, 2013–furious!

It’s taken me a week to calm down enough to write this.  Two weeks after she got her new hearing aid, some idiot CNA put it through the laundry again!  This time it was ruined, though the new ear mold … Continue reading

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November 8, 2013–bureaucratic incompetence

…all the way up the line. Monday, Nov. 4, I got a letter from the state dated October 10, 2013, saying her Medicaid eligibility renew has to be complete by Nov. 11. I moved her on August 30, which meant … Continue reading

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November 5, 2013–lots of frustrations

I took Mary over today for the first time.  As soon as we arrived, while she was chatting with Mother, the staff regaled me with long, involved stories about how uncooperative and argumentative she had been all day.  Her hair … Continue reading

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October 31, 2013–Haglund’s deformity

She has been complaining for months about her heels being sore.  They’re red, but the skin isn’t broken.  I finally took her to the podiatrist.  X-rays show “Haglund’s deformity”–boney, button-type growths on the upper part of her heels involving an … Continue reading

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October 23, 2013–lights on, nobody home

It was sunny and brisk (love that euphemism!) when the dogs and I got over to QO yesterday afternoon.  She looked nice.  The beautician who cut her hair yesterday did a really good job. I asked her if she’d like … Continue reading

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