I've had a few other distractions... work, personal stuff... and things quieted down into a routine. Time to come chat since there has been some news.
About a month ago, my company offered a voluntary separation package as part of a layoff effort. I took it. Just too much to try to handle stress of mom and stress of work. Although mom tends to settle into a routine, the routine is one of a constant stream of neediness. Often small things ... but, 'often' is the operative word there. More on that another post.
Last week, she had a second event with chest pressure, and a second trip to the emergency room. They admitted her, did a nuclear stress test which revealed abnormality, and then scheduled a cardiac cath for the next day. Upon doing that, it revealed a 60% blockage, but over a lengthy area of one artery, and other lesser blockages in others. Just treating with meds.
We ordered the new meds, and they came before I could get there to put them in the pill boxes, so she was going to do it. When I got there, I found that she had doubled up on the Detrol erroneously, but NOT put in the new pills. Sigh.
And, last night I got the results of the insurer's review of her application for benefits for long term care. They denied it. Just said she wasn't cognitively impaired nor was she physically unable to do ADLs. But - her doc said she had dementia.
After I called them, I was told that the doctor's statements lacked some dates, or details. (why couldn't they have just said that? sigh). I will try, try again.