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General Discussion / Re: Thoughts on this
« Last post by Pleeb on February 03, 2020, 02:45:59 am »
Mom, I wish you luck on this too.  Must be difficult!

Take care.....  Peter
General Discussion / Re: Thoughts on this
« Last post by momfellinglost on January 29, 2020, 08:46:54 am »
 Thanks for the reply. We got his meds to him and he is now home with one less toe and they are still watching two other toes. I can only hope that the care after will be ok. No home care he has to go to them but we are working on the positive side he is home yah.
General Discussion / Re: Thoughts on this
« Last post by paulm on January 21, 2020, 10:31:00 pm »
Hello Momfeelinglost. I don't have any good suggestions. You can try looking up patient relations for that hospital and how to make a complaint. I haven't had much luck complaining about treatment that I have received. I have had some small victories). I can only hope that my complaints will make a difference in the future. Plus sometimes it just feels good to write  a carefully worded letter even if it doesn't resolve the problem. 

 Having a doctor judge people is unfair and doesn't help anyone. I wish your son and you the best of luck, Take Care. paul m
General Discussion / Thoughts on this
« Last post by momfellinglost on January 20, 2020, 08:52:38 pm »

 My oldest son is in hospital with an infection in his foot from a blister. He is diabetic(insulin dependant). He is bi-polar and has spent 24 hrs in the ER. He didn't think he would be there that long so didn't take all his meds with him. The attending canceled his meds for his bi-polar and the hospital told him to get them from home after they admitted him. I could live with that if they had someone who could bring them down. I live out of town and currently don't have a way to get to him. His girlfriend dosen't drive and buses in the city they live in stop at 11. So it was after his gf left to go home and as they are poor there is no money to take taxi back to the hospital. His gf found someone who could do it after searching. He has been stable for years on his meds and takes them on time everytime. It might not be such a big deal as they did find someone but my problem is what about someone who has no one who could do this? The nerve of an attending to just say nope we will not give you the meds find a way to get yours from home seems  cruel and makes a joke of telling people that meds can help them if they have a mental illness and excessive stress while already sick and being in the hospital.  Wondering if he should report this to the hospital? He knows I will advocate for him if he needs it but wants at his age 39 to look after himself and advocate for himself. I am angry that he is being treated this way by a health team who is supposed to look after his well being and treating him with less respect because they know he is on ODSP (doc ask) not sure why it mattered. He has worked hard to look after himself his health both physical and mental and to get treated like a second class of person hurts both him and me as well. Thoughts suggestions on dealing with this.
General Discussion / Re: Happy 2020
« Last post by momfellinglost on January 20, 2020, 08:36:28 pm »
Wow time flies dosen't it. Seemed like just yesterday the kids were just kids now moving out on their own to post secondary education. Yes when you have to clean out someones house it brings home just how many things we keep. We kept things for our kids and then we end up with a household of stuff from an estate we keep saying we need to get rid of it. Planning a Maxsold and use the money we get from it to go visit our son who lives in the USA and our grandson.
General Discussion / Re: Happy 2020
« Last post by paulm on January 01, 2020, 07:08:24 pm »
Hello Peter and Soozan. Peter I hope that your brother gets better. Soozan I wish you and Rich luck, downsizing is hard work, Take Care. paul m
General Discussion / Re: Happy 2020
« Last post by Pleeb on December 29, 2019, 03:52:56 am »
Nice to hear from Soozan!

I'm ok, but my brother's leukemia (he found out about 5 weeks ago) is stressful.

I can do things to lessen stress like yoga...which I haven't done lately.   :-[
But I wll.

General Discussion / Happy 2020
« Last post by Soozan on December 28, 2019, 06:33:13 pm »
Hi Everybody! for those who are new here Rich and I met on this discussion board and got married in 2012! Lots of stuff going on ... kids going through college and university and moving out on their own .. was just thinking about when we met and wondered how everyone was doing?

Mood wise, I am reconnecting with outpatient CAMH for a look at my medications ... Rich and I also retired as of July 2019 and have been busy cleaning out his mom's house so when its time to move it will be easier. After going through 50 years of stuff it really hits home about how we need to downsize so we don't leave this kind of thing to our kids. 

How is everyone doing?
General Discussion / Re: Christmas/Vacation plans?
« Last post by Pleeb on December 26, 2019, 09:47:57 pm »
Hi, mom.....Sounds good.

We usually go to nephew's on Christmas Day, but he was out of town.

If he was in town, I may have cancelled - I have a terrible cold since last Friday.

General Discussion / Re: Christmas/Vacation plans?
« Last post by momfellinglost on December 25, 2019, 01:05:55 pm »
Sending your brother positive vibes and hope you holidays are very good. I used to go all out when my kids were small I have cut back and just give my kids money now. My older son and his girlfriend are coming for dinner. My younger son is very far away and we haven't seen him or my grandson in 5 years so that is a downer for me.
   Take care and have a great new year
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