Well.... the job was short lived....my husband's disability got in the way and, after a week on the job, he couldn't do it on his own. The thing that sealed his fate tho was that he left a mop in the hallway(of a nursing home) which is a saftey violation (automatic grounds for dismissal) when he went to help a nurse change a flat tire(which he shouldn't have done on company time).
Something else about his diability.... We met a little while ago with a woman in the adult education field thinking maybe he could get some hands-on training in something. She spent only a half an hour talking with us before she told me she thought Ron was misdiagnosed... She thinks he is a High Functioning Autistic (possibly Asperger's Syndrome). Unfortunately, she's not in the medical field and I guess it's harder to determine in adults than children. I talked to my Mother-In-Law and she told me that he didn't speak until he was about 3 years old and he used to bang his head on the floor. He also rocks back and forth when he's sitting down (can't sit still). These are symptoms of Autism. I'm gonna do more research on Autism and since I work in the school system, I'm hoping to get some info from some of the Special Ed. teachers.
Anyway... I called Ron's caseworker at Social Security and left a message explaining what happened. Since he had been approved for disability benefits at the same time he got the job, we're hoping he can start collecting them now.
Oh well.... time for me to get ready for work. Thanks for letting me vent.
TTFN ~ Cathy
NEVER GIVE UP.... GOD WON'T GIVE YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE!
Diagnosed with IBD November 1989
Enlarged thyroid gland (nodule) found during Upper GI 1989 (shrunken w/radioactive iodine 1994)
Finally diagnosed with combination CD/UC in 2001
Pyoderma Gangrenosum on back of right leg (calf) July 2003
MEDS: Asacol 400mgs (2 caplets 4x a day) [been taking it so long don't remember when I started!]
Remicade every 8 weeks since April 29, 2004