Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
I visited my mother today and she is much better. She was bright and alert and able to eat regular food. Even with no teeth.
I had gone to the administrator and voiced my concern about the heavy medication she’s being given. I spoke very sternly saying that just because the staff wants to calm her down (or doesn’t want to deal with her) is no reason to dose her to the point she can’t eat. I know I wouldn’t be able to eat if I’m barely awake either. It could be that she is so sleepy she forgets to swallow.
If she MUST be medicated to calm her then it should be AFTER her meals, not before. I insisted that the dose be just enough to calm her, not put her to sleep. If she is ready to sleep then she should be put to bed for a nap. I don’t want to see her slumped over in her chair sleeping anymore….. ever. I put it in such a way that I mean business. I can be strong when I need to be strong. And gentle when I need to be gentle. I’m going to continue my daily visits for awhile just to keep an eye on things.
Anyway I wanted to update everyone about how she is doing. BTW since I filed a complaint about her missing clothes none have gone missing. I did make a comment to the administrator about their foreign workers. I told her that I have no problem with workers of other countries but if the worker doesn’t speak English…. how the devil is the worker going to understand what a patient is saying to them? I didn’t wait for an answer.