Thursday evening, July 21, 2022 — Well, I blew it today. I pulled a ‘Robert’ and got my days mixed up. I thought he was supposed to see his primary physician today and I had Robert all primed with a nice pocket t-shirt and fresh jeans. Drove to the office 15 min. ahead of the appointment time only to be told (nicely, mind you) that his appointment isn’t for today, but NEXT week. Arrrgh. And when we got home and I checked the calendar, I saw that he had missed his appointment with the new Nephrologist. They didn’t call to remind me, so I called to apologize and reschedule the appt. In talking with the receptionist, I discovered they’d called the old phone number and even left a message! LOL The girl laughed and said maybe that’s why they didn’t get a confirmation phone call back. Uh…. yep, that’s the reason. So now it’s set for September. I figured we’d have to wait a bit and we will.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the ants have gone away for a while. Don’t know where, but they’re not HERE, so I’m o.k. with it. As I mentioned in a response to a friend’s post yesterday, I have some granular Terro and I plan to put it all around the house tomorrow. I had put some across the front of the house and a bit on the deck, but need to put it around the layout because I know they’ve got some major construction going on there–it’s always dry anymore, and they like nothing better than a dry home and a close source for food and water.
Notwithstanding the support I receive from my friends here on my blog, I’ve also received some very good advice from some of my dementia blog friends about hospice and why some people come off hospice and go back on. As long as whatever medical emergency isn’t related to the condition that placed him on hospice, he can be seen by doctors and can go to the ER. I’m not clear on what happens if he does go to the ER, but apparently, they can take him off of hospice and then put him back on once he’s released from the hospital. I hope we never have to find out for sure how that works. All I wanted to achieve was some help. Perhaps a couple of hours a week rather than three hours every two weeks. Might have to talk to my housekeeper and see if we can spread her time out instead of having it all on one day. Meanwhile, I’m going to contact OPM and make sure we don’t lose our health insurance because of the hospice request.
If anyone reading this would like the URL’s of the support groups/blogs I follow, just note it in the comments below. I have been blessed with so much emotional and educational support through these groups/blogs.
Not much else to report so will close this with blessings to all. Be safe, take care of yourself and know that you are loved. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them.