Hi Smurfy Shadow,
Appreciate all of your help. Something has changed for mother. I heard from my daughter who went to the nursing home yesterday evening that the nursing home checked mother's leg and the blood clot was gone. So they put her on a different kind of pill and she will have to get blood tests less often and they now have a butterfly needle to use when she does have to have them.
I have a friend who lives in New Zealand and she told me that they have a system there whereby the nurse will put a very fine needle into someone's arm and it's attached to a fine tube. The tube stays in the armso that next time the nurse needs to take blood, no needle is used, they just open a tiny valve and the blood flows out. Does that sound like the pic line you mentioned? I don't know if they do those in the nursing home, but I sure wish mother would have had one for all of the painful blood tests she has had to go through since last year around this time.
I am glad that she will not have to get blood tests that often now.
My brother is her Power of Attorney and probably her Power of Attorney for healthcare. I don't know if he is her guardian. The lady at the nursing home took care of making him her power of attorney, etc. when mother first went into the nursing home.
I am going to save your post so I will have it to refer to.
Thank you so mucy,