A few weeks ago I asked for advice on putting Mom on waitlists for NH care before her money runs out. Tuesday she went for her yearly physical, required for her prescriptions/Medicare. Her breathing had been sounding bad for about two weeks, but she wouldn’t go because she was afraid she’d end up in the hospital & then the NH. Her Dr. sent her straight to the hospital, thought she had pneumonia. Mom’s Dr. doesn’t have hospital privileges, so another Dr. had to admit her. It ended up being bronchitis, but she was admitted after that Dr. fought for it. Tomorrow she will be transferred to the NH (our 1st choice!!!) for rehab.
I hate to be be so thankful for my mom ending up in the hospital, but this is such a HUGE burden gone. For almost a year I have worried over this!!! The phone calls, “your mom just wants to be at home, why are you doing this to her” started yesterday.
But, I’m still holding my my breath until she’s actually in a bed there. Now need advice on signing paperwork on my mom’s behalf!!!