Today Grandma had a busy day. My Aunt made arrangements to have the lady who usually cuts my grandma’s hair to come to her room at the west campus in Midland. My Grandmother was so excited to get her hair cut. She is doing better and better every day, Now that she is out of that place she was at. II don’t know when, it could be tomorrow. She is being transferred to Stanton at a Rehabilitation facility there. She has been having more spasticity in her arm and leg. They have her on muscle relaxers so it won’t be so painful for her.
With all the setbacks that she has had, infections, dehydration, pneumonia, and abuse, she has not had a lot of therapy on left her arm, and leg. Since she has been at the west campus, she has done a lot better. She has had the feeding tube removed from her stomach, and is eating solid food. It is either cut real small or is soft enough so that she can chew or swallow it easily without getting choked. Her left arm has moved on it’ own twice. This is good news. It means that the brain is trying to wakeup or make new pathways. This means that one day that she could suddenly just move her arm. That is why she needs the therapy to keep the muscles from becoming stiff and atrophy, so when it does happen she can move her arm.
If you set limits on yourself, you will never go beyond those limits and get better. If you tell yourself hat you will walk and move your arm one day. YOU WILL DO IT. You will have set backs along the way, that is only expected. The brain an heal itself if given the right tools to do it with, Nutrition, vitamins and minerals, exercise. There is still a lot we don’t know about the brain, or how it can heal itself. All I know right now is that I am happy that I still have my Grandmother still with us. So anyone in the family who reads this would like to visit her when she does get moved to the Stanton facility, It is called Stanton Nursing and Rehabilitation.
At close to 2pm when my Mother was on the phone with my Grandmother to see if wouldn’t mind having a buttermilk chess pie, one of the nurses or aides told my Grandmother to shut her damn mouth. My Mom left out of here telling us to make sure to have enough money to bail her out if needed. By the time my Mom had arrived at the facility, my Grandfather had taken care of the problem.
He had walked down to the manager’s office and let them know that he almost knocked down one of their employees for what she had said. The manager told him that they will take care of it and look into it. My Grandfather was fuming ma ,because he was in the room when this happened. This is the first time that we know of that she has been verbally abused. It will be the last time. I think we still have family trickling up there after hearing about this incident. They have been a little rough when they had to change her and when they get her out of bed, so now they must have two people and use a hoist. They also have to have two people to change her also.
My Grandmother lets them know when they are a little rough with her. It doesn’t go on very long before it gets reported. Nobody hurts one of our family and gets away with it. If you are having problems at work or at home , you DO NOT TAKE IT OUT ON YOUR PATIENTS. They cannot defend themselves and some of them don’t see family for years. It is not worth losing your job over it. You are there to help them, not to harm them. So I will step down off my soap box now. Other than this incident, my Grandmother is doing well and improving daily.
I thought I would give you an update on my grandmother before I go into work. She has pneumonia, an it is in the first stages. So they caught it soon enough that she will recover pretty quickly. Th familiarize of mad at the place she is at,because she is not getting the THERAPY she is supposed to like at Health South. They only give her therapy once a day. Where at Health South she was having therapy twice a day. They where also sitting her up and moving her so she would not get pneumonia.
So they to this other place that they need to start moving her more and giving her therapy at least twice a st. They were giving excuses, that she would probably never be able to move her arm or leg. My Mom had to set them straight and tell them that she is doing better than she did in the hospital.That now she can hold her head up, and she can move her foot,and she could not close her eye and now she can. She is doing a lot better now than then. We will see if things get better after this butt chewing that they have gotten, and by somebody else at the rehab place. Well I have to finish getting ready for work, talk with everyone later.
Hello everyone and MERRY CHRISTMAS! I just thought I would let everyone know that GRANDMA was moved to South Care on Mockingbird Lane. They did this so she did not have to go home, and she could get more physical therapy. They call it swing bed. It is we’re they move the patients from facility to facility so Medicare will pay for the THERAPY. When her time is up at South Care they will move her again if she till needs THERAPY.
Has everyone finished there CHRISTMAS shopping. Mom and me have not even started. OUR HEARTS HAVE NOT BEEN INTO IT THIS YEAR. Without Grandma home it does not feel like Christmas. So we are planning to just have a family get together, and Mom Is going to spend tome with Grandma and Pop. We will do something with the kids, I plan on giving them a gift card.I will get them something else later.
Nothing else is going on, this is just a quick post. Everyone have a Happy Holiday and stay safe.