Update of 3/20/15: Interesting Happenings

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Update of 3/20/15: Interesting Happenings

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chess-603624_640On Wednesday, we had dialysis and the surgeon follow up. Labs taken at dialysis today and potassium is up from last Thursday! Dialysis called the ombudsmen with their information. The surgeon was pleased with the progress of healing and set a two-week follow up instead of weekly.

Thursday was a ong day of work for me. I received a call from the ombudsmen that she has turned the case over to Medicare’s malpractice investigation division for possible charges to be filed. She gave me the name and number of the investigator and the case number for this investigation. Got home to the rail road working on the crossing just out our back door as someone hit and took out one of the crossing gates and signals. This was an extremely old style crossing system and so the whole crossing system needed to be replaced.

It's dialysis and laundry today. Did not get much sleep last night with rail road working out back all night to get the crossing back open. (It's the only entrance and exit into a subdivision.) Mom was in pain today when she arrived at dialysis as they did not give her pain meds before she left the rehab center. Dialysis was able to give her some pain meds and called the rehab center and ordered the pain meds be given before she leaves for dialysis again!

Mom brought with her a letter that she received Thursday evening that stated that the administrator of the rehab center resigned her position effective as of the end of the business day Thursday.. An interim director form the county health and human services office of the county that owns the facility will take her place. Spring also starts at 5:45 PM CDT tonight.

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Hansolosgirl

I so remember going through that when my SIL was in the hospital system and not on hospice. Everything was made 20x more difficult by the 'system'. It was hard enough given her health and everything and the system was so infuriating !

chaya

Sorry.

chaya

Larry, you are such a great advocate, not just for your mother but for everyone using that dialysis center. It's so hard to spend the time and energy, and to know how, to deal with medical-system errors and dysfunctions. You're a role model. Thanks.