Friday, September 25, 2009

Sleepless in Parkersburg

She called last night, it was 8:30 PM. She said it was starting to hurt again and I told her to call the nurse's station. She didn't want to call them "they might get mad", "they might be busy". Again I tell her to call the nurse. She refuses. I'm aggravated. Does she want me to call for her? No, I won't do it. When she hurts bad enough, she can be the bad guy and call for some relief. I'm done. I can't do anything from here. It's up to her to ring the damn call bell. I tell her that. If you call me and then won't do what I tell you to do, then why do you call? Passive/aggressive behaviour has never been my strong suit.  I'm clinging to the end of my rope.

Even though the manager assured us she would be alright and attended to, I don't trust the staff there and with good reason. Once burned, twice shy.

I have no idea how she did last night. Wanda wasn't with her. She either called for pain meds or she didn't. I do know they didn't release her today. She is being kept another night and maybe it's to allow her another day of meds by IVP.

Wanda and I haven't slept a lot in the past three days. Standing guard is tough duty. Even guards need to rest.

I went to bed relatively early last night and I rested.
I've already mowed, edged and put everything away. I'm going shopping for an a/c window unit for the little house, a dvd/vcr combo player and a new wristwatch. That's my plans and I'm stickin to em!

1 comment:

  1. Whew, missed a few days here and all hell breaks loose!
    Like Pearl said, you did a great job advocating for your sis from so far away. You da man! Well, you know.
    Unbelievable how uncaring people in a 'caring' profession can become. I know a lot of nurses are really good and concerned with the people in their care, but then you get the other ones.

    Nice work from start to finish on this! Best wishes to your sister for a quick recovery.


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