Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Down Day

Hey, Y'all,
Sorry to say it was not a great day today at the nursing home. I got there about 10:30 and Gramps was still abed, and had not eaten any breakfast to amount to anything. He was sleepy and sitting up (kind of) in his wheelchair. Rick said he had not been awake, and got dressed reluctantly. There was no therapy today because it is Sunday, and he had not gone to the church service.

The nursing staff was having a terrible time with the computers, and trying to access the patients' records to give medication. The computers were down, and so was everything else. Gramps' former roommate, Paul, was on a tear shouting out demands, which were peppered with obscenities. Gramps was needing a catheterizing, and all H... seemed to be breaking loose. Residents were needing their meds, and it was a virtual madhouse (so to speak). Sorry folks, I just tell it like it is. The nurses were sweating it out (literally); it got up to 92 degrees outside and wasn't much cooler inside.

Gramps finally got his bladder drained, but lunch had already come and gone and he didn't feel like eating. He went back to bed and back to sleep, so I left about 3 p.m. and went to Wendy's and had a spicy chicken sandwich with a chocolate frosty and went back at around 4 p.m. Cindy, his afternoon and evening shift CNA, started to get him up for supper and he gave her no cooperation at all, and she thought he was about to pass out, because he was like a dish rag, so we called the nurse down to check him out. He told me later that he just didn't want to get up. So he stayed in bed, and when supper came, I fed him part of his supper and he left the rest, so I left him for the evening.

Tomorrow, I have an appointment to check into getting Medicaid in case we have to keep him in the nursing home instead of bringing him home. Goodness knows,we don't have the funds to pay for him to live in the nursing home. So I have a lot of collecting of records this evening. I hope tomorrow is a better day, and that Gramps has a good night tonight.

This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for tonight. More later. Much love to each of you, my friends and family. Bye for now.

9 comments:

Bud Ezekiel H. said...

hi Ruby,

sorry to hear that gramps and the residents there had such a terrible day with the other day being just the opposite. one would think they'd have a back-up. guess this is the biggest threat to us is to "get dis-connected." makes me thankful that we have our heavenly Father and we can all remain connected to Him. hopin` and praying that the medicaid appointment goes well and in your favor....to God's glory.

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welcome to my world of poetry said...

Ruby I am so sorry that Gramps had a bad day, it must have been awful for you, but I'm sure when you go in today he will be a little better.
Take care, will be thinking of you.
Yvonne.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry he had a bad day. Sounds like everyone else did, too. I wouldn't want to move around in 90 degree heat, either.

thesouthernlady64 said...

So sorry to hear about the day at the nursing home. Hopefully, things will be better this week. It has really been hot here, too, and no break in the near future. I am sure the heat is hard on the people in the nursing home. Take care. I am thinking of you both and you are in my prayers.

Margie's Musings said...

I am keeping you in my prayers, Grammy. It is terrible to feel so helpless when someone we love is not doing well.

They call me "Deb" said...

Ohhhh Grammy (((Hugs))) and prayers.

Ocean Girl said...

Hello Grammy, maybe Grams will feel better tomorrow. Sometimes, we all feel down and not in good appetite.

txbennett said...

How many times have I seen that same day, just change the names and place. It seems to be particularly worse with weekend staffing. Let's get both of you GTT ASAP.