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I think I made it back to human again.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016      9 comments

For the first day in weeks I managed to not need naps and had plenty of energy. I did run in and visit with mom for a little while this morning. Then I came home and got the cat hair off the hard wood floors and made sure the garbage and recyc... Read more
Cold and empty I think...
Monday, December 12, 2016      4 comments

My get it done now brother is doing a great job. After several phone calls back and forth today we found a VA placement for my dad tomorrow. I don't know how it is going to work but at least he'll be safer than he was down here at the small to... Read more
A hugh sigh of relief....
Sunday, December 11, 2016      3 comments

Yes dad is in a much better hospital setting than we have out here in out little tiny 10 bed hospital. But they are only going to keep him comfortable because of his DNR. He wants to see mom so we are going to try to get that worked out here ... Read more
Things are out of my hands now.
Saturday, December 10, 2016      6 comments

Last evening my dad decided to get up by himself at the nursing home and they found him on the floor with a gash in his head. They called me of course and then about an hour later they decided he needed to go to the ER. He was pretty out of it... Read more
Completely lost with what to do next..........
Friday, December 09, 2016      5 comments

Again today my phone rang and I didn't hear it. It was early this morning before 7 and I was asleep. I'm so totally worn out that this is bad. My dad had fallen in the nursing home. There have been 2 more phone calls like that today. The la... Read more
Lots of things to do to organize the nursing home....
Thursday, December 08, 2016      4 comments

I did sleep last night because I didn't need to think about what about the phone ringing. But would have been more than willing to also sleep most of the day. But the running around that needed to happen was huge today. First were some phone ... Read more
Another long long day
Wednesday, December 07, 2016      4 comments

After several phone calls today I managed to figure out how to remove my dad's name from several things and to get an appt. tomorrow with the county VA rep. He told me to remove dad from all the accounts I could manage. Tomorrow he is going to... Read more
and yet again to the ER
Tuesday, December 06, 2016      7 comments

We can't figure out what he wants....he moves so he is in pain and then he panics and then he can't breath and wants to go to the ER but when the ER won't do whatever it is he wants done he wants to go home. I spent another 5 hours in the ER wi... Read more
Exhaustion is winning today....
Monday, December 05, 2016      4 comments

In some ways it was even hard to just be civil to people today. I did arrange for the wheelchair rental for dad and they were supposed to deliver it this afternoon. I talked to his home health care worker that was supposed to be checking on hi... Read more
On my last nerve....don't know how much more I can take.
Sunday, December 04, 2016      6 comments

Dad again spent the night in the hospital. They released him this afternoon with clear instructions and 7 heavy duty pain killers. He took one at 4 and called to yell at me because he wanted one at 8 and he can't have one until 10. Tomorrow ... Read more
Almost got to spend a day at home....
Sunday, December 04, 2016      3 comments

Last night I slept and this morning after being awake for about 2 hours I needed more sleep good thing because it's after 11 pm right now and I just walked into the house after 5 1/2 hours in the ER with my dad again. They finally decided to ke... Read more
I have 2 moods today....
Friday, December 02, 2016      4 comments

My day has been a bit crazy...I'm either sitting in a chair barely able to think or move and I want to kill the dog because he won't leave me alone or I'm moving at top speed and can't get enough done fast enough. My morning was the busy ... Read more
Back to as normal as it can get.
Thursday, December 01, 2016      5 comments

I did sleep last night mostly because I couldn't stay awake but I also needed a nap this afternoon when I got home because the stress was just too much. I picked dad up about 11 to get his home care instructions and get him back to the apt. in ... Read more
Add this to the wasted day pile.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016      6 comments

Don't know what I was worried about last night but I finally fell asleep about 6 this morning. Then I was up at 8:30 because the dog thought he was going to die if I didn't open the door. Then the phone rings at 9. It's the nurse, you dad ... Read more
I had to check on them....
Wednesday, November 30, 2016      5 comments

I spent most of the night waiting for the phone to ring because I knew I upset him so much that I was sure he was going to have a really bad breathing episode or a stroke or a heart attack. But those things didn't happen. Thank heavens. They ... Read more

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