January 15th, 2009

can't sleep

Well, son of a..... buck! Mom at ER twice today, now in hospital.

Part the first - 4:30 pm

Well, son of a..... buck!

My mom phoned me this evening to talk orchids. I was expecting to hear from her, as I had left her a message earlier about my orchid having 'housepets'.

Tricky woman tried to slip the fact she broke her ankle this morning into the conversation. +After+ we had talked about orchids for 10 minutes. Trying to be all casual and such. Argh! Why does she do this to me? She tries this hit and run thing with surgeries too. Like I'm not going to notice that part of the conversation?

Typical mom, broke her ankle and then spent an hour and a half delivering orchids before going to the ER with one of her companions in orchid crime. Not to mention not calling either my brother or myself +sigh+

The ER gave her a temp cast, a walker, and instructions to go to her orthopod tomorrow. She said she has a few days to get in to her Dr, according to the folks at the ER. I disagree, and have offered to call her Dr's office tomorrow morning for a chat if they can't fit her in right away.

So, now that I'm done with the venting...

Is anyone in the Lancaster area aware of any dependable home care services in town? I've advised Mom to ask her doc for a home health aid 'prescription', but want to be prepared in case that approach doesn't work out. Mom lives alone, with her 80 orchids and 2 cats. Naturally, being across the country, I'm concerned that she has some help with the daily things and stays off her feet. That's the trick, as she will +undoubtedly+ try to do too much.

Suggestions for home health care sources, or even trusted housekeepers/services gratefully accepted.

-the redhead-
...breaking out the Ben & Jerry's...

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-the redhead-