My mother, used to live on her own... she has 8 kids.. called me every morning to chat! My last visit there was May 9th, She was active enough to give bus trips to Casinos etc. On May 13 2016, she walked into the emergency at Albert Einstein hospital because she missed "one Water pill" and wasn't breathing right.. due to water back up! I didn't find out about that until 2 months later! I had been calling her apartment n no answer! And On May 19, I was notified that she was dying! When I got there she was weak still water in her lungs.. still unable to breathe! 6 days later... The nurses were still monitoring. she wasn't eating. With no teeth in her mouth how could she. When will they give Lasix to pull the water out? My youngest sister is her proxy because she just became a RN. She has no hospital experience. My RN sister was tossing her nursing knowledge terminology around.. After I got home... I realized that my sister doesn't know much! And my mom will die if she stays there! I called Lenox Hill to see how to go about having transferred. I was told it was complicated and the proxy will have to get the doctor to sign her out! I called my sister the PRA. 7:30 am next day and told her that Yes! Mom will die if she stays on that floor! and to please have her moved to ICU! Well they happen to move her 4:30pm. She still had not eaten! Ofcourse she's weak! They still had to monitor.. Don't they look at records? On Saturday I was able to call the floor and let them know that I'm not eating until my mom is going to be fed the proper edible diet! 29hours later they fed her trough intravenous! Since then, there has been one disaster after another! I asked my sister about her primary doctor and why wasn't he called? They know my sister is a new RN and they have taken advantage of my moms Medicare plus insurance. They've moved her to rehab medication too low so she ended back up at their annex hospital 3 times.. 2 of their nursing homes.. They have exhausted her Medicare Now they have here on Medicaid!! Now it's Dec. 4th. They got her on Dialysis to clean up their mess!! of over medication! I know this because I was able to get my mom to ok a list of medication while she was in the nursing home. I was baffled! There was discontinued medication, over and under in accordance to her weight.. 2 different types of blood sugar being used.. 80mg of Lasix! They used and abused my mom! I live 50 miles away it cost me $40.00 per visit. My mother has been in Montefiore hospitals for 7 months. Now her heart is failing... Kidneys are failing so they say. That's why the Dialysis
You see... I'm from a previous marriage and my and not liked by the 3 half sisters that are on the list for info on mom and they really have no kind of Geriatric knowledge. Mom didn't know either! Or else mom would've been out that Friday the 13th 2016. Me on the other hand.. 67 years old, retired small biz owner... worked in ICU. 8 months and moved from the Bronx in 1969. On my side of family we have 2 doctors, 2 RNs.. on my husband was a pharmaceutical rep.. and his brother is an RN's with 20 years emergency.. On August 18th, I visited her, she said she was very thirsty! On the 19, Mom was transferred to emergency! The doctor said he saw something on her Kidneys! My husband came with me.. They gave her 80mg Lasix! and he mentioned to the dr. that 80mg was a bit drastic! and he wanted to speak to the doctor... who never came!
My mother is tired! I don't think she'll be able to go back to her normal life! They only seemed to get her out... when they see I'm know what I know.. or they'll say to talk to her proxy. What should I or can do? Left out on Long Island!
My sisters can stay in her apartment except for her bed of which I fully furnished! I know this is petty.. but I'm tired of the battle