Hi PG & Connie,
It's so good to be conversing with you again. You 'all' help to keep my spirit up!
You know PG, I still haven't gotten rid of Dad's meds. I don't really know why and it is probably the easiest thing to do. I have to agree with Connie about the Docs not knowing the cost of meds. Mom's Dr. put her on Detrol LA and it was over $250.00 and she is in her gap and it is not covered by hospice. After the first month, I searched until I got a generic for $6.00. Why not give that to her in the first place???
Do you want to hear what I did this evening? I wanted a real tree for Christmas, but couldn't afford the prices they're asking this year. There is a man selling them right close to our home. There were 5 trees left today and I waited until there were 2 left before I went over there. One was way to big, but the other one looked OK. Well he said, "I hope your looking for a big tree." I said, "Only if I can get it for $5.00." Of course he laughed and said no way. When I asked about the other tree he said that it was a $65.00 tree. I told him that I couldn't pay that much and hopefully someone will stop and buy it. Since I had a few free minutes, I offered to help him clean up the lot for some of the scrap branches. We got to talking while the trash burned and it turns out that he has HepC and chirrosis also. You wouldn't have guessed it. He was very healthy looking (and cute too). He said he takes good care of himself with his wifes help, but is worried about his children watching his illness progress. He did treatment for the HCV, but it didn't take. His wife helps to takes care of people or just sit with them, so I left them my number and said I sure could use her help sometimes. I told him about Terry and Mom and we exchanged a lot of information and then I said I had to get back to the house. You know what? He sold me that tree for $10.00!!! There are truely angels everywhere!
Thank you Connie, but if Hospice wasn't here to help out and visit with Mom, I'm not sure what I would do. The Chaplan has sure let me cry on her shoulders many times. I will surely take your advice about the gate. It is so easy for me to get distracted when so much is going on around here.
Terry is having a very bad day. He is in bed now, but I had to feed him today. He just couldn't do it. I hope that Enulose works better tomorrow than it did yesterday and today. He kept saying he was going crazy and that it was over, "It's over."
Well, I'm going to go spoon with him before he is up again. Nights like this really wear us all out.
Blessings to all,