Thursday, January 5, 2017
What We Came Back To
Just when most of the family thought we only had Grandma to worry about...her husband took a turn Christmas night. I guess he was having difficulty breathing and waited for a few hours to see if it would pass. When it didn't, he called the squad and my aunt to watch Grandma. So a few days later, he's had a pacemaker/defibrillator put in and is on the mend. This obviously means he's completely unable to help with Grandma for a minimum of 3 weeks. So you'd think this would be the wake up call they need to see how utterly insane it is for them to not get her in a facility because obviously you can't expect him to be in good health.
The last I heard, their solution was just to go over more. Um, okay. So let's now take care of TWO elderly people despite the current home health care people offering 24/7 or live in care that they can more than afford? Not touching that one. I sent our love because visiting him with the Mr being sick isn't a good idea and haven't heard anything since. We are just kind of shaking our heads but as you know, that's certainly not the first time. I've spoken my thoughts in the past and they're handling it how they see fit so that's that.
I really just don't even know what to say.
Yes I do.
Please learn from this. Please have discussions. Please don't expect an elderly spouse to stay in tip top shape to take care of their spouse as your only option. Please have a contingency plan. Please be ready to make the hard decisions when others don't want to be the one to say the obvious.
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