Mood Shift in And So It Goes....

  • Sept. 9, 2020, 3:28 p.m.
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I unfortunately received some bad news regarding Bear. He now has 2 open areas on his backside. This morning, when I awoke, my anxiety was very high. I took the Vistaril tablet that I had prepared for morning, on my bedside table. Off and on, all morning I cried. I called my case manager. She said that she was going to call the nursing home, as she also has Bear as her client. I signed a release form and sent it to her, a while back in order that she and I are allowed to discuss Bear and his condition, the care that he is receiving, etcetera. All day long, I have not been myself. I am going to have to somehow snap out of it. I love Bear very much. I care about his well-being. This morning, I had planned on taking the bus up to Walmart, but I simply could not. Virginia went for me to the food pantry in the next town over. She brought groceries and personal hygiene items to me. I am truly blessed.

Not So Mighty Porg September 09, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about Bear. Best of luck to both you and him.

chocolatechip Not So Mighty Porg ⋅ September 09, 2020

Thank you.

Purple Dawn September 10, 2020

Aww, are they not repositioning him? Why is there breakdown?

chocolatechip Purple Dawn ⋅ September 10, 2020

The staff is now requiring Bear to lie in the right or left lateral sims position (on his side). I could speculate as to why there is skin breakdown. I will say this...there have been many times when he sat in his wheel chair all day long. There have also been gaps in the time that he needed assistance, and actually received assistance.

Purple Dawn chocolatechip ⋅ September 10, 2020

That is so not acceptable for his care :( I'm sorry

chocolatechip Purple Dawn ⋅ September 10, 2020

Thank you.

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