Sorry, but we were away today. Aw, New Brunswick. That's great! One province that we have not been to yet. Maybe next year. We just got back from Newfoundland. Fabulous time there. We also live in Ontario. I can see how it is difficult to look after your Mom. I do hope that she has other people nearby to help her. R.A. can not only put a person in a wheelchair but can cause death.
I'm shocked that the Rheumy isn't giving her any meds. I have a feeling there is miscommunication going on there. You should be talking to her Dr. I believe that is illlegal to give a patient zero meds considering the shape she is in with this disease.
So, I take that to mean that she did not go to Emergency. What a shame! Believe me, they would only keep her a short while until the Doctors have her stabilized and in less pain. They only kept me for 6 days the last time. It was very nice having someone do everything for me until I was feeling better. Then I was ready to go home. They couldn't keep me in longer.
I appreciated their help. If they find she is not able to go home for other reasons like she cannot mentally make good decisions, forgets important things, etc., that is another issue.
I know it is difficult to get our parents to do what is right for them. I went through it twice. My Mom and Dad both had/have Dementia along with their other conditions. It came on so sneakily that we didn't realize it for a couple years. But that is normal.
She was totally against any help or strangers going in. She fell at least 4 times. She also dropped her insurance on her house, gave some guy that she didn't know, $200. couldn't remember how to sign her name or fill out a cheque, forgetting to take her meds, out of the blue anger, etc. That's when we caught on.
So finally her Dr. said that she could not look after herself, simple as that. Now she is in a Home where she is well looked after and we visit her as much as we can. Plus we look after her home and property since she does not want to sell it. Another bad idea.
Oh I forgot about
that. Seniors do not get disability but they do get the normal gov. cheque and spouses pension, GST and Trillium cheque. It pays for the Home, meds, etc. That's the money that your Mom is getting already probably. They also are able to get the same help that a person on Disability would get.
Here is some info from your Mom's province. Read right down to the bottom:
Type 1 Diabetes - Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) - Asthma - Hypounawareness - secondary Raynauds - Osteoarthritis - Microcytic Anemia - Dry Eye-other stuff
Ferrous Glucanate - Pantoloc(irritation preventative) - Levemir - Indocid - Morphine ER - Morphine IR - Salbutamol - Prednisone - Humalog - Tylenol ES - Refresh Plus - Aspirin(81 mgs.) - Lipitor - Hydromorphone - Vits - Cod Caps
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