My mother was granted permission by the probate Judge to have a drink. Her primary care doctor said "no alcohol". Am I in trouble as her conservator, if anything happens from her drinking while being medicated? - AgingCare.com

My mother was granted permission by the probate Judge to have a drink. Her primary care doctor said "no alcohol". Am I in trouble as her conservator, if anything happens from her drinking while being medicated?

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I wrote him a letter telling him that she is on medications and is not suppose to drink alcohol. Her primary care doctor said "no alcohol". She wants Canadian CLub and ginger ale, and is sticking to the JUDGES ruling. Am I in trouble as conservatrix if anything happens due to her drinking with meds?
I told the care-givers to turn their back to her, and just giber her a tiny capful into the ginger ale. Still, a judge is NOT a doctor. Why do they make our job harder than it has to be? Why do they not listen to what doctors write?

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Roxanne, don't let yourself be intimidated by what he might do if you act on this, I have a feeling that if you look, you'll find a whole lot of other folks who would like to see this guy placed in a less dangerous position.
Follow Bobbie's advice and just play innocent, simply inquire as to which directive it is your legal responsibilty to follow, the Doctor's or the Judges, and definitely give them his name if they ask.
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I might sound dumb here but I thought probate had to do with someones estate after they die, what on earth does a probate judge have to do with your mothers healthcare, and what on earth is a 300,000 dollar bond for? Please explain.
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She is not having a beer either, she wants CANADIAN CLUB...whiskey and blood pressure meds + ZYPREXIA....something is wrong here~
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Thank you! A Judge is clearly not a doctor. If he finds out I filed a complaint, he will make my life miserable. I contested a ridiculous bill from the court appointed GAL, after I was appointed conservator with NO bond. Now, that my mother needs a successor trustee, he now wants me bonded to the tune of $300,000.00. My attorney tells me he thinks (Not positive, but a feeling) it is due to my letter about the GAL bill. My attorney advised me to write the letter AFTER I got appointed as conservator, which is what I did. I have been told, that the town my mom lives in, has the WORST Probate judge in the state of Connecticut....and I'd have to agree. The hearings are TAPED...so I figure, if anything happens, I can make them play back the tape of his "ruling". I also told her doctors the Judge made this decision, so they know I am not the irresponsible one. They are not happy with him either. She is on blood pressure meds, airecpt, zyprexia, and a few others. Thanks for the compliment. There "outta be a law"~
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www.ncpj.org/

The above link is the National College of Probate Judges.

Without giving up this fool's name, contact the College with the written 'judgement'
as well as a copy of your letter to him explaining why his 'judgement' is dangerous to your mother as well as the question: why is he countermanding her personal physician's orders.
If they ask for his name, give it up.

I wish you all the best and absolutely admire you for not taking out a hit on this idiot.

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