Okay yeah my my Charmin went on to heaven and it has sadden us all, but now we have another trauma we are dealing with.
Saturday night mama was “wandering”. Around 2am she was walking the hall trying to “go home” as she put it. I got her back to bed, told her she was home and thought I eased her fears, wrong. Around 2:30 she had gotten up again and my grandson heard a thump. Yep, sure as that mama fell in the hallway while she was once again wandering. She apparently hit her back on the door casing and by the time I got to her Bryce was hoisting her to her feet. We checked her over calmed her and finally got her back in bed. She said she was fine, but wanted to go home. Finally I just said “mama I will take you home at 7 o’clock tomorrow morning” She was happy with that and didn’t get out of bed again during the night. I know cause I basically just stayed awake waiting!!!
So Sunday when I go to get her up for the day, we are chatting, she is giggling all normal. Normal that is until I have her sit up to get in the wheelchair. Oh my, it hurt me the yelp she let out and said “my back”. I told her it hurt because she fell and I am sure it’s bruised so proceeded to the bathroom to get her ready for the day.
Well she was sitting there and told me her back hurt so much it was making her sick to her stomach. She was trying to vomit and oh my the sweat beading right up on her forehead and she really did look like hell. Pale and like she was in pain. I left her for a second and called hubby to come home. I needed his help to get her to the ER. I finally get her washed, teeth brushed dressed etc and back in her wheel chair, her just almost screaming in pain. Got her to the kitchen to wait for hubby and she kept saying she was going to be sick, she needed to lie down, and the sweat beading up again. That did it for me I grabbed the phone and called 911. I knew hubby and I couldn’t get her in the car, and besides she said she needed to lie down. I so thought there were broken bones and was afaid to move her anymore.
Fire dept first to arrive, take her vitals said all is normal, great etc. I said “yeah, it’s her back she fell and I am afraid she broke something” So then one of the paramedics says “well why aren’t you taking her to the hospital in your car?” Well DUMMY we can’t get her IN THE CAR, is what I wanted to say but just said, cause I feel she should be laying down, she is hurting and I know we can’t get her in the car. He pops back with” well we can get her in, then at the hospital go in and tell them you need someone to get her out” Okay I feel like I am a total nuisance to them so said “whatever, she just need to get to a hospital” I also told them hubby was on the way home and he told me by the time they got her in the car, he should be here. Nice guy?? NOT!!!!
But three paramedics got her in the car, hubby arrives and off we go. Get to the ER get help and the guy has to literally lift mama out, as she can’t move for the pain. Then the guy asks why I didn’t call 911!! Well shit man, I did, is what I wanted to say, but again was polite. Told him I did and what the paramedic suggested. That ticked him off, said it wasn’t right, she should have been in an ambulance etc, so the hospital receptionist informed me they were lodging a complaint. Like I give a rat’s ass at that point, just help my mother.
Okay get a jackass of a doctor who by the way never once had mama sit up so she could look at her back!! Nope just had tons of xrays and cat scans taken. She says no broken bones, but wasn’t sure she would release mama to us. Said she can get her a room in a nursing home!!! OH YEAH you can bet I was “this close” to decking that broad. I told my husband hold me back or I will be on the 11 0’clock news for beating up a pregnant doctor.
So xrays and cat scan of head and neck all okay so she says she needs to see that mama can care for herself before she releases her. Well you dumb ass doctor she has dementia/alzheimers so uh NOOOOOOOOOOOO she really can’t care for herself or walk. Even on a good day a few steps with assistance and that’s it. So this one nurse, the rough neck broad yanks mama up and stands her up, while mama is yelping in pain!!! Mind you up to this time or around 7pm, and yeah we got there at 1:50pm, not one drop of pain meds to help mama. So the other nurse has a wheel chair in the hallway and they like expected mama to walk to it!!! Never happen and finally I couldn’t handle that rough treatement so told the nurse “out of my way, I will do this” and had mama take a few steps, saw she was hurting and told the other broad to get the wheel chair in the room “now”. Got mama in it and she says “I’m going to be sick” Sure enough she was THREE times. So the bright doctor decides to finally give her some pain meds and something for the nausea. I told her she was in pain and the pain made her sick to her stomach but no, they don’t believe me. The the bright, well bright as a two watt light bulb can be, doctor touches mama stomach and says “does that hurt?” Naturally mama say ooooooooh yes, and I told the doctor no, I doubt it. I told her just clipping mama’s nails you would think I was killing her. Again bright doctor “no hear” me, orders a cat scan of the stomach, here we go another hour waiting. All good, so then not so bright doctor says “I will be more than happy to get her a room over at the nursing home, but will respect your decision and release her to you” Yeah bitch you value you life so you backed down and a good thing!!!
So mama higher than a kite on morphine is great, gets home and is ready to take our three porch steps with bells on. Haha I have never seen my mama high but WOW, she even say dancing donkeys!!!! Oh yeah alot of morphine so I just go her to bed for a good nights sleep.
Today not so good, the not so bright doctor prescribed oxycodone for pain. yeah for a 90yr old dementia patient, damn, that would send her to the moon. So I had to follow up with her dr today anyway and I did question the oxycodone. NOPE do not give it to her his orders, give her Tylenol II. Have hubby stop for it after work and it’s prescription only!!! Pharmacist recommended extra strength tylenol so hubby got that. I gave mama two and it didn’t even touch her pain. Just getting her to the bathroom is an ordeal and she sweats, knees buckle and she is almost crying from the pain.
I do have to call her doctor tomorrow to let them know how she is, so will get something stronger for her pain. Heck Wednesday I have to take her in to see him, so need something for her so hubby and I can get her there!!!!
Also today Janelle, her regular nurse, asks me if mama is still living with us. I say say “yeah” and she tells me the not so bright doctor changed mama’ s address to the address of the nursing home. OH damn let me at that broad, I will beat the crap out of her. HOW DARE HER!!!!!!!!
Anyway mama is still in tons and tons of pain, so will talk to Janelle again tomorrow and if they want to see her, I will bring her in.
So Bryce, Mikayla, Miranda and I proceed to set up the hospital bed for mama. Figure it will be safer with this wandering stage cause of the side rails, and easier on mama’s back as I can adjust the bed to her comfort. Get it all set up all made up, plug it in and realize damn the entire frame is on backwards. YEAH I did that, so gave up and t