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  • in reply to: Thursday in the midwest January 29, 2015 #5345562 Report Abuse
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    Hi All, Nothing new on my end. Work is work. I worked with the two kids (25 and 18 yr. old) last night and they wasted a half-hour of time that they could have been getting a resident to the bathroom, showered, and into bed. Nope, the short shift (18) stood there (at 9:03) and made me do what she sh-could have done and then I had to help the 25 yr. old get this resident to the room and into bed. The 18 yr. old’s aunt is the Dir. of Nursing, so I may have to have a talk with her. I’m 60 and I already had two of our three showers done before supper, and got as much work done as these two combined. I finished the last person by myself. My other GOOD co-workers would have took the lift out of the room; came back and grabbed up all the dirty laundry and put it in the hamper in the hall; washed, wrung out and hung up the ted hose, scrubbed up the dentures, and took all the garbage with them when they left. All I would have been left to do was take out my own dirty laundry when I finished. Nope, the 25 yr. old took the lift out and left. Working together makes the work get done faster. These kids just won’t extend themselves to do any more than they have to.

    It’s windy, gray, and 35º, so I don’t know what the weather has in mind. My Amaryllis is growing SO SLOW, I don’t know if it will bloom by the end of Feb. It was pure white when I got it out of the box and it’s turning green finally, so maybe that’s it’s problem. It needs more sun, but that I can’t control.

    I’m glad everyone is doing okay in spite of this stupid winter weather. I think this is the time of years that everyone is just done with winter, but winter isn’t done with us. I think we all need a few days in sunshine and heat and then we’d be recharged. Of course if that happened, then we’d all complain it was too hot.

    I’ll check back later. I have tomorrow off and I sure NEED IT!


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    in reply to: Thursday in the Midwest January 29 #5345548 Report Abuse
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    Hi Snow, I called the dr. that I thought could do the carpal tunnel surgery, but come to find out he doesn’t do surgery. He’s a pain management dr. Years ago when I saw him he was a neurosurgeon. His nurse told me to go to my regular dr. and have her refer me to someone. I had mentioned the one I went to in 2012, and she said he doesn’t do surgery. Good for me, because he was an idiot. I just need to get out of that nursing home; I hurt more every day. I run circles around the kids (18-25) who have no time management skills. I typed my rant about last night but deleted it. I just so need to get out of there.

     


    in reply to: Squirts first night tonight at the grocery store #5344124 Report Abuse
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    Do they have work restrictions on the younger kids? Aren’t they only allowed so many hours in a day, and only so many hours on a school night? If you tell them what the driving situation is they may give her some better hours to help you out.

    Congratulations, we all knew she’d love it!


    in reply to: Monday in the Midwest 1-26-15 #5343801 Report Abuse
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    Hi All, I couldn’t get on this morning and it didn’t have anything to do with this site. I work the next 4 days in a row. I went to chiro and she said my neck was a mess; I knew that. I have a hand, hip, and knee on the right side that hurt, and my left elbow was hurting. I need to get out of there, but I want to use my insurance to fix the hand first.

    We had no snow when we got home last night, but we got it sometime last night. Not much, but enough that you needed to run a shovel.

    I have a couple pics of Brylie to post.



    in reply to: MIDWEST SUNDAY 1-25-15 #5343473 Report Abuse
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    Hi, We got home at 7:15 p.m. It was snowing at DS’s this morning when we got up, but it was up to 34º when we left. We hit some sunshine on the way home and about an hour from home it was moon light and stars. We apparently had no snow way up here.

    I downloaded some pics of Brylie. I’ll put two on tonight. She has such long hair for a year old. One is her hair down and one has part of her hair pulled up into a little ponytail.



    in reply to: Guess who came to lunch #5343294 Report Abuse
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    Is that a mixture of millet and corn? Maybe you could make your own feeder. Maybe attach a dowel to a flat piece of wood. Those are some very pretty birds.


    in reply to: Website Issues 1/25/2015 #5343283 Report Abuse
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    Thanks Jill, I thought I messed up my tablet. LOL I want you to know that I do appreciate the effort you make to keep this site running. I do understand the headaches of trying to figure out glitches.


    in reply to: MIDWEST SUNDAY 1-25-15 #5343274 Report Abuse
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    Hi All, I couln’t get on here at all last night. I thought maybe I messed up my tablet I didn’t know what was up.

    Brylie is getting her cold back. She’s been running a fever since we got here, but I think her new teeth are part of the problem; she’s working on a couple molars also. She just woke up from a 5 min. nap and is ready to roll again. She’s not too far from a run at times. She had some tiny pieces of fresh pineapple at dinner today, and that got her attention. Her big joy is to bring you a whole bunch of toys, one at a time. Then she throws them on the floor one at a time. We played fetch.  She brought me her ball, I threw it and she went and got it. We did that 3 times, and that was enough. She is such a character. We haven’t done a birthday cupcake yet, but I did see the video from actual birthday where she schooshed her cupcake frosting, and blew out her candle. I think she had help with the candle. She can blow,  but not enough to get a candle out. LOL She actually came to me with her arms out wanting me to pick her up when I first got here yesterday. Later she backed up to me wanting me to pick her up so she could sit on my lap. How this little personality is developing by leaps and bounds is just amazing.

    I haven’t had time to read anything from yesterday, so hope all is well.


    in reply to: If you remember Gre_lo, or Gretel27……. #5342620 Report Abuse
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    I emailed Nancy (eidnolb) and she said Gretel had no children and her DH, Red, passed away a few years ago. Both donated their bodies to science.


    in reply to: what would you do? need advice #5342618 Report Abuse
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    Look up the laws on elder abuse for your state. Find out what the different forms of abuse are. Squandering her funds are a form of elder abuse. Not giving her proper care such as keeping her clean, giving her medications, etc. are forms of abuse called neglect. If someone was sent to do a welfare check on her and she is actively dying, then they can’t intervene if the person doesn’t think anything is wrong. There is a fine line between legal and illegal and proving it is hard sometimes when the dying won’t/can’t speak out.

    People that are actively dying do not eat or drink much and eventually quit both. To force them to eat or drink will cause them unnecessary pain and suffering. This is the normal way the human body shuts down and forcing food (feeding tube) or liquids (IVs) into a body that is shutting down is cruel. If the person is consuming alcohol of her own free will (she is also an addict) there is NOTHING the outside world can do because she has free will. It is probably a way to fight off withdrawal symptoms and possibly control her pain by ‘self medicating’. At this point, I would say, let it be and stay out of her business. If you know what service visited her, then call them and talk to them and they’ll probably tell you the same thing. Until someone says, “I WANT HELP,” you can’t do anything.


    in reply to: Friday in the Midwest 1-23-15 #5342614 Report Abuse
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    Hi All, Today was my last day to work this week; I have the weekend off. I’m going to be heading out to help Brylie celebrate her 1st birthday tomorrow. We’ll have to go buy a cake cause my hand just won’t squeeze good enough or endure squeezing decorator frosting onto a cake; maybe next year.

    Work went pretty well. We had three showers and only 1 got done because 2 refused to do them, and I wasn’t arguing with them. We still have two residents that just can’t shake the nasty cough.

    I’ll check back in when I get a chance tomorrow.


    in reply to: How do I do this? #5342305 Report Abuse
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    I thought the comments people made were kinda funny. I agree, “GENTLY USED DIAPER”, what baby ever does that!? I think some of those diapers would curl plant leaves. I know the ones at the nursing home would!


    in reply to: Thursday in the Midwest January 22 #5341711 Report Abuse
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    As they always say, USE IT OR LOSE IT. George Burns always said that if you can still walk, make sure you take as long a step as you possibly can, because if you don’t, your steps will start to get shorter and shorter until you can’t walk anymore. Yup, but some don’t have a choice when life throws you a curve ball. I’ve been through therapy numerous times, it all worked, but some was hampered by other issues that had to be addressed before a full recovery could be accomplished.


    in reply to: missing posts #5341695 Report Abuse
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    When a post goes missing, have you ever tried to use the back arrow right away? Upper left corner. I’ve done that and my whole written post is right there.


    in reply to: Thursday in the Midwest January 22 #5341688 Report Abuse
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    Hi All, Work was good even though I worked with “the two”. We got all the showers done before supper and that was a lucky break because we found out right at supper time that the music that cancelled was actually still coming. The other ‘two’ took a bunch back that didn’t go to music and put them to bed right away. We actually had everyone in bed and all our work done about 9 and had to sit around until 10.

    Snow, You didn’t tell them you had a wedding to plan? Glad to hear the kittens are growing. I would think they should be ready to go now if someone wanted one. If they’re eating on their own they will survive.

    Carol, The white cat doesn’t have to mark your garage anymore because the whole world knows it’s his territory.

    Lair, Did you tell that guy to go back to whomever gave him ‘the list’ and tell them to take you off?

    Sandy, Just when you thought your life might be your own again. I must have missed something on the boyfriend; I didn’t know he was a druggy. Is this the same one that took the wood?

    Marilyn, Therapy only works if there is physical ability for improvement or the ability to maintain and do activities of  daily living (ADLs). I took a therapy class for the nursing home. Therapy can be for improvement to regain strength or mobility, but it’s also designed to help a person maintain and not lose more mobility. Did they give your DH exercises to do at home? If he has some make sure he tries to do them or help him do them. These are the things I have to help our residents at the nursing home with, but there comes a point when the  residents just physically or mentally can’t do them any more, and then I have to do them for them.

    Well, I gotta get moving here. I’ll check back later.


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