Monthly Archives: April 2009

MOM UPDATE

Standard
Started out like any other day. Mom was watching her "shows" happy
as you please. In less than 30 minutes everything changed. She said
her head hurt, her neck, her chest etc. I took her BP and it was
sky high even for her. I feared a stroke might be imminent. I asked
her questions, she was able to answer. Her pain level was 4 out of 5.
I tried to call the ambulance.. I said I TRIED!! UGHhhhhh. The number we
had as a paid member..went directly to a machine.. HUH  WHAT ????
So I called 911. That went through to the police dept here in town.
They sent an officer. He came to assess her and then he relayed it
to the ambulance. They spoke to me and I told them specific details.
The first ambulance showed up as a man on standby duty came in
and checked her over. He told me another was on the way. HUH???
The second ambulance was over 5 minutes away. While the first
attendant took her vitals and assesed her more, I asked WHY
THE SECOND WAS CALLED. Welll
The second was coming because they were the REAL PARAMEDICS, and
were the only ambulance available in case of transport.  OH…
The policemen told me that it had been a very "Unusally busy day" and that
ALL ambulance calls go through 911 now..no exceptions. Our local police dept
office will be moved soon to another town and  the calls will be
dispatched from there to here. COMPLICATED!! YOU BET!
CONSOLIDATION is what he called it.
 
ANYWAY.. after the second team arrived Mom could care less. She was
not fighting the thought of going to any hospital at all. I knew if she
was that way, she was in pain and wanted it GONE!  So they packed her
up and got her off to the hosp. I sat in the front with the guy and good
thing I did. He had NO IDEA how to GET TO THE FREEWAY FROM OUR
HOUSE!! The other lady attendant was with Mom and could not have
helped him much back there. It took both of them to establish an
IV after poking her twice. OUCH.,( She is black and blue on both
arms today, from many attempts at taking blood and
such.) I guided the driver to the freeway and off we went.
He drove the whole way on the passing lane without lights but
going only 65-70. Cars were passing us on the right hand lane!
YIKES  where is the law when you need them? Our car
was fine the brakes held good, but we still are going to have
them checked soon.
 
The DOCTOR was right, way to go through the ambulance..
because when my SIS and I got to admit.. the ER was FULL.
I mean at least 20 people or more sitting there to be assessed,
around 5 P.M.
The lady behind the glass looked wore out. She said it had
been a "madhouse all day long."  What the heck?? I said
are they "FLU RELATED"? . She said they weren’t. They
proceeded to poke, prod and test mom for the next
5 hours and come to the conclusion that she had an
infection and needed antibiotics.  OKAY .. they needed
to do the HEAD CT because …… she had head pain..
okay and why the chest X RAY?? It went on and on
and mom was wore out. Everyone was doing their
jobs and being overly cautious about GERMS. EVERY
single person either wore gloves or used the anti-GEL
dispensers. Several nurses told me that this was so
weird because they had been so over busy the whole day long.
THEY WERE NOT KEEPING ANYONE IN WHO WASN’T
"EXTREMELY ILL".  I knew we were going to take
mom back home then. Around 10 pm SIS and I
wheeled her out of the ER. NO help.. they were
still busy. When we came through the ER..waiting area
still at least 12 people sitting there.  Mom was mortified
because she didnt know people would be seeing her
in her "condition" being wheeled out.
It was 50 degrees and she was not dressed
for it. I gave her my coat and we cranked up
the heat. 
 
I learned a few things about our "system" here in
town. I learned that if you are in dire need of
an ambulance to get you someplace in a hurry
you are out of luck. There will most likely
be quite a wait for it to even get here. Small towns
just are in bad shape for services now. Our Police Station
will be CLOSED SOON. There will be someone watching
the office via cameras and talking to people over phones
connected to another city. Officers will be dispatched from
their homes.  WOW.. it was a real eye opener.
 
Follow up appt for mom tomorrow if we can get worked
in to her regular doctor. She is too "tired" to go today and
it is raining here…Hard!  Says she feels a lot better though.
 
Well that was most of our day yesterday… I did forget the
part where she ate a blueberry muffin I baked and said
"YOUR MUFFIN MADE ME SICK"..   YEAh right Mom!  Open-mouthed
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
 
 
 

WHAT A DAY!!

Standard
 
Started out like any other day. Mom was watching her “shows” happy
as you please. In less than 30 minutes everything changed. She said
her head hurt, her neck, her chest etc. I took her BP and it was
sky high even for her. I feared a stroke might be imminent. I asked
her questions, she was able to answer. Her pain level was 4 out of 5.
I tried to call the ambulance.. I said I TRIED!! UGHhhhhh. The number we
had as a paid member..went directly to a machine.. HUH  WHAT ????
So I called 911. That went through to the police dept here in town.
They sent an officer. He came to assess her and then he relayed it
to the ambulance. They spoke to me and I told them specific details.
The first ambulance showed up as a man on standby duty came in
and checked her over. He told me another was on the way. HUH???
The second ambulance was over 5 minutes away. While the first
attendant took her vitals and assesed her more, I asked WHY
THE SECOND WAS CALLED. Welll
The second was coming because they were the REAL PARAMEDICS, and
were the only ambulance available in case of transport.  OH…
The policemen told me that it had been a very “Unusally busy day” and that
ALL ambulance calls go through 911 now..no exceptions. Our local police dept
office will be moved soon to another town and  the calls will be
dispatched from there to here. COMPLICATED!! YOU BET!
CONSOLIDATION is what he called it.
 
ANYWAY.. after the second team arrived Mom could care less. She was
not fighting the thought of going to any hospital at all. I knew if she
was that way, she was in pain and wanted it GONE!  So they packed her
up and got her off to the hosp. I sat in the front with the guy and good
thing I did. He had NO IDEA how to GET TO THE FREEWAY FROM OUR
HOUSE!! The other lady attendant was with Mom and could not have
helped him much back there. It took both of them to establish an
IV after poking her twice. OUCH.,( She is black and blue on both
arms today, from many attempts at taking blood and
such.) I guided the driver to the freeway and off we went.
He drove the whole way on the passing lane without lights but
going only 65-70. Cars were passing us on the right hand lane!
YIKES  where is the law when you need them? Our car
was fine the brakes held good, but we still are going to have
them checked soon.
 
The DOCTOR was right, way to go through the ambulance..
because when my SIS and I got to admit.. the ER was FULL.
I mean at least 20 people or more sitting there to be assessed,
around 5 P.M.
The lady behind the glass looked wore out. She said it had
been a “madhouse all day long.”  What the heck?? I said
are they “FLU RELATED”? . She said they weren’t. They
proceeded to poke, prod and test mom for the next
5 hours and come to the conclusion that she had an
infection and needed antibiotics.  OKAY .. they needed
to do the HEAD CT because …… she had head pain..
okay and why the chest X RAY?? It went on and on
and mom was wore out. Everyone was doing their
jobs and being overly cautious about GERMS. EVERY
single person either wore gloves or used the anti-GEL
dispensers. Several nurses told me that this was so
weird because they had been so over busy the whole day long.
THEY WERE NOT KEEPING ANYONE IN WHO WASN’T
“EXTREMELY ILL”.  I knew we were going to take
mom back home then. Around 10 pm SIS and I
wheeled her out of the ER. NO help.. they were
still busy. When we came through the ER..waiting area
still at least 12 people sitting there.  Mom was mortified
because she didnt know people would be seeing her
in her “condition” being wheeled out.
It was 50 degrees and she was not dressed
for it. I gave her my coat and we cranked up
the heat. 
 
I learned a few things about our “system” here in
town. I learned that if you are in dire need of
an ambulance to get you someplace in a hurry
you are out of luck. There will most likely
be quite a wait for it to even get here. Small towns
just are in bad shape for services now. Our Police Station
will be CLOSED SOON. There will be someone watching
the office via cameras and talking to people over phones
connected to another city. Officers will be dispatched from
their homes.  WOW.. it was a real eye opener.
 
Follow up appt for mom tomorrow if we can get worked
in to her regular doctor. She is too “tired” to go today and
it is raining here…Hard!  Says she feels a lot better though.
 
Well that was most of our day yesterday… I did forget the
part where she ate a blueberry muffin I baked and said
“YOUR MUFFIN MADE ME SICK”..   YEAh right Mom!  Open-mouthed
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
 
 

WHAT A DAY!!!

Standard
 
WHAT A DAY WE HAD HERE!!!  I will give more details later on.
Mom is fine so far.. but oh what a story.. Tired will catch you all up
later….  YES THAT IS TAKEN FROM MY SEAT in AMBULANCE 2 looking
at AMBULANCE 1!!    Confused

GOOD NEWS..BAD NEWS

Standard
 
GOOD NEWS IS…. IT”S NOT SNOWING!!!   Smile
 
BAD NEWS IS…    OUR HEAT IS ON AGAIN!! Sad
 
GOOD NEWS IS..  THE TOILET WORKS      Smile
 
BAD NEWS IS…     IT IS LEAKING .. AGAIN!! Baring teeth
 
GOOD NEWS IS..   OUR BRAKES STILL WORK Smile
 
BAD NEWS IS ….. THEY KEEP GRABBING!  Sad
 
GOOD NEWS IS..   WE DO NOT HAVE FLU !! Smile
 
BAD NEWS IS..      NOSE RUNNING,SNEEZING. Sick
 
Somehow always when you are trying to get ahead of things or
you DO get ahead….
that is the EXACT time when something else comes up
and puts you right back where you started.  Confused 
LIFE IS LIKE THAT I GUESS.. take the good with the bad
and be glad for what you have. Debating on the plumbing thing.
The plumber we have always used, we heard has retired. OH goodie! Sad
Now we will have to try someone else out. 
The brakes.. well I know we will have to make an appt. soon
to take it in for it’s yearly check up. Good thing we don’t have to
drive it much. It might be a simple thing as they are not that old.
I sure hope so.
 
Yesterday the wind blew so much, both mom and I went out in
it and we both are sneezing today. I forgot the jel stuff I bought.
Darn where was my head?.. All the trees seemed to have bloomed
out in that hot spell we had..lots of pollen everywhere.
TAKE IT FROM SCARLETT AND GILDA.. I GUESS…
 
TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY…AND  IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING!! Smile
 
HOPE YOU ALL
PS THE PREVIOUS BLOG HAS BEEN CORRECTED..
THE JAIL WAS REAL BUT IN ANOTHER COUNTRY.

GOOD NEWS –BAD NEWS

Standard
 
GOOD NEWS IS…. IT"S NOT SNOWING!!!   Smile
 
BAD NEWS IS…    OUR HEAT IS ON AGAIN!! Sad
 
GOOD NEWS IS..  THE TOILET WORKS      Smile
 
BAD NEWS IS…     IT IS LEAKING .. AGAIN!! Baring teeth
 
GOOD NEWS IS..   OUR BRAKES STILL WORK Smile
 
BAD NEWS IS ….. THEY KEEP GRABBING!  Sad
 
GOOD NEWS IS..   WE DO NOT HAVE FLU !! Smile
 
BAD NEWS IS..      NOSE RUNNING,SNEEZING. Sick
 
Somehow always when you are trying to get ahead of things or
you DO get ahead….
that is the EXACT time when something else comes up
and puts you right back where you started.  Confused 
LIFE IS LIKE THAT I GUESS.. take the good with the bad
and be glad for what you have. Debating on the plumbing thing.
The plumber we have always used, we heard has retired. OH goodie! Sad
Now we will have to try someone else out. 
The brakes.. well I know we will have to make an appt. soon
to take it in for it’s yearly check up. Good thing we don’t have to
drive it much. It might be a simple thing as they are not that old.
I sure hope so.
 
Yesterday the wind blew so much, both mom and I went out in
it and we both are sneezing today. I forgot the jel stuff I bought.
Darn where was my head?.. All the trees seemed to have bloomed
out in that hot spell we had..lots of pollen everywhere.
TAKE IT FROM SCARLETT AND GILDA.. I GUESS…
 
TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY…AND  IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING!! Smile
 
HOPE YOU ALL

 

TAXES AT WORK???

Standard
GOT THIS IN MY E MAIL  Sorry if you have seen it before…I was
amazed….
 OK, CAN YOU GUESS WHAT THIS IS??
Can you get it on the first picture or
second or third or do you have to wait
till the fourth? 5th? 6th? 
 
   
 
   
 
 
   
 
      
JUSTICE AND DETENTION CENTER   LEOBEN, AUSTRIA
 
 ( I guess if I ever break the law, I’d better do it in AUSTRIA !)
 
Homeless people should have it so good!)
Once again the taxpayer gets stung.
It also shows that in most cases the quality of
life for prisoners has improved considerably
from what you might expect.
And I always thought prison was for punishment.!!!!!
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
Rainy day here in our neighborhood. The wind died down and that
suited me just fine. I was able to clean up my backyard some
before it started pouring down. Hopefully with some dry temps
more can get done. It looks to me like the mole has run
amuck in my backyard. Time to treat the lawn soon.
Not much more from here…
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE GREAT DAY !!!

TAXES AT WORK ???

Standard
GOT THIS IN MY E MAIL  Sorry if you have seen it before…I was
amazed….
 OK, CAN YOU GUESS WHAT THIS IS??
Can you get it on the first picture or
second or third or do you have to wait
till the fourth? 5th? 6th? 
 
   
 
   
 
 
   
 
      
 JUSTICE AND DETENTION CENTER   LEOBEN, AUSTRIA
   
( I guess if I ever break the law, I’d better do it in AUSTRIA!! !)
 
Homeless people should have it so good!)
It also shows that in most cases the quality of
life for prisoners has improved considerably
from what you might expect.  Apalling!!
And I always thought prison was for punishment.!!!!!
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
Rainy day here in our neighborhood. The wind died down and that
suited me just fine. I was able to clean up my backyard some
before it started pouring down. Hopefully with some dry temps
more can get done. It looks to me like the mole has run
amuck in my backyard. Time to treat the lawn soon.
Not much more from here…
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE GREAT DAY !!!