Someone Please Get Me Off This Rollercoaster Ride!

Meryl
I am annoyed, frustrated and totally disgusted. Yesterday mom was released from the hospital around 5 p.m. I was glad I was able to be there at the time she was released so that I can get her all set in rehab and meet with the nurses and have everything taken care of before I left for my cruise. They seemed pretty nice and it looked like all was set. I went over every detail before I left and the nurse assured me my mom would be taken care of.

At 10:00 p.m. last night  my mother called to tell me they still had not given her her medication. I asked her to buzz the nurse and find out where it was. She said the nurse was giving medication at that time on the floor and would come to see her. At 11 p.m. I get another phone call from mom that her medication still had not been given.

Now I am totally freaked out and have to get involved. I called the nurses station on her floor and they told me they don't have a pharmacy on the premise and were waiting to get Mom's meds. How long did they plan on waiting? Now I am annoyed. I called the nurse manager and she was going to investigate. All the while Mom tells me she doesn't want to get anyone in trouble. Does she think I care about getting anyone in trouble or keeping her alive?

Phone call after phone call the end result was that they were looking around to see if they can get it from another patient and replace it once moms meds come in. I don't get it or understand it. They acted like it was no big deal and that Mom can wait.

I hardly slept last night. I am so worried about leaving Sunday.  Everytime I feel I can relax something else happens. Who is going to be the advocate without me being here? My aunt is 78-years-old and can't get around much and of course my brother is going away so how do I go on vacation and enjoy?

All I know is when I go to the rehab, heads are going to roll!

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