Update of 11/09/14

Larry

Update of 11/09/14

Larry
1102142127aFriday: On waking the temp was 50 F with dense fog. The high for the day was 66 F. Dialysis, MCO pharmacy, part D pharmacy, laundry today.

Saturday: On waking the temp was 40 F. The high for the day was 68 F. Regular cares today.

Sunday: On waking the temp was 35 F. The high for the day was 66 F. Regular cares. Conduct altar server training at church. Homemade Sloppy Joes, homemade baked beans, homemade bread.

Monday: On waking the temp was 51 F. The high for the day was 70 F. Dialysis and chiropractor today.

Tuesday: On waking the temp was 45 F with a wind chill of 39 F. The high for the day was 50 F. Emergency podiatry appointment for Mom today as she could not walk on her foot. Found out she has plantar fasciitis and now has many exercises to do with her foot.

Wednesday: On waking the temp was 42 F with a wind chill of 32 F. The high for the day was 50 F. Dialysis today.

Thursday: On waking the temp was 36 F. The high for the day was 47 F. Sleep doctor for Mom toady.

Friday: Happy Halloween! On waking the temp was 32 F with a wind chill of 22 F. The high for the day was 44 F. Dialysis and laundry today.

Saturday: On waking the temp was 22 F. The high was 45 F. Regular cares today.

Sunday: On waking the temp was 35 F. The high was 57 F. Regular cares today. Fall harvest party at our friend's today. Meatloaf, homemade beans, and homemade bread. Mom and I decorated cupcakes with a design we learned at our cake decorating class a few weeks ago. (See photo)

Monday: On waking the temp was 45 F. The high for the day was 58 F. Dialysis, doctor at dialysis, and chiropractor today. Doctor informed us that Mom would no longer be able to use her hot packs at dialysis as they have had several burns with other patients and are no longer allowing them. She uses the hot packs because she gets cramps when her feet and legs get cold. I immediately called her MCO because we have to come up with a plan to stop her from cramping.

Tuesday: On waking the temp was 44 F with a wind chill of 37 F. The high for the day was 57 F. Voting, trip for CPAP supplies, MCO pharmacy, and part D pharmacy. Spent much of the day on the phone working on the heat packs issue for Mom. Administrator at dialysis has approved her to use the packs on Wednesday and we will have a conference as Renal Network 11 (a nonprofit organization funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to assess and improve quality of care for individuals with kidney failure) has told us that they either have to allow the hot packs or provide heated blankets. They do not have a blanket wormer at the dialysis center.

Wednesday: On waking the temp was 35 F with a wind chill of 29 F. The high for the day was 52 F with rain. Dialysis today with care meeting regarding heat packs. Per care meeting, heat packs are back on but the nurse has to feel them for temp before they go on. During a conference call with Network 11, they were told the policy of no heat packs can only be done if they have a blanket warmer and adequate blankets available. Friend met with Aging and Disability Resource Center to investigate changing MCO as his MCO is not properly servicing him.

Thursday: On waking the temp was 38 F with light rain. The high for the day was 41 F. Regular cares today.

Friday: On waking the temp was 33 F with a wind chill of 25 F and sleet falling. The high for the day was 43 F with sleet most of the day. Dialysis and laundry today. Mom cramped bad at dialysis today and the social worker has set up a care meeting with the dialysis center, her MCO care team, Mom and myself for Monday after dialysis.

Saturday: On waking the temp was 41 F with a wind chill of 39 F. The high for the day was 43 F with a wind chill of 35 F. Regular cares.

Sunday: On waking the temp was 40 F with a wind chill of 35 F. The high for the day was 47 F with a wind chill of 42 F. Regular cares today. Homemade chicken soup and bread today. Ended up taking mom into ER at 10 p.m. as her plantar fasciitis started acting up and was so painful she was crying and could not sleep. They gave us a stronger pain med and sent her home with instructions to follow up with podiatry first thing in the morning.

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Jean

Hi Larry. Reading your posts always makes me think you are very disciplined about your activities. I think I could learn a thing or two from you.

jan

Thank you, Larry, for all the effort you put into being reliable and consistent in noticing the details of your surroundings and the surroundings of your carees.