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Mother's Day in the hospital.

Posted Sun May 13, 2007, 13:33 PM by Tracy | |

We just counted. Every weekend, the last four weekends, Mom has been in the hospital for one thing or another.

This weekend it’s a UTI. I called it on Friday at the Dr’s office.

I suggested that Mom might have a UTI because her level of confusion was out of the norm. The doctor wouldn’t test for it because of the difficulty of getting a sample, but did say she would prescribe an antibiotic.

Saturday night she was admitted to the hospital.

I am hoping that the hospital will refuse to discharge her to the assisted living.

I found out that her medication list includes a medication I thought she should have been off by now.

This just isn’t working. My confidence in the process is at an ebb. There needs to be oversight to make sure that orders are given and followed appropriately. Mom is in no condition to do it for herself. She doesn’t want me to do it, but I am going to have to go around her.

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