Thursday, February 7, 2013

This has nothing to do with gardening

     You may or may not know that my Mama lives with us. I have sole responibility for her care. She's 85 and beginning to fade away. She has collapsed several times in the last couple of weeks, and we spent the day in the ER last week to have everything checked out.
     As a follow up to the ER trip the doctor asked us to come in for an office visit. So it was scheduled for today 4 o'clock. 85 years old. Weak. Passes out. Today... thunderstorms... wind... rain... 85 years old. You get the idea?
     We get seated in the office - I go to sign her in, and the girl says "oh, somebody made a mistake, we have you scheduled for March 7th. I am so sorry." She was actually going to let me go out the door and drag my 85 year old Mama back home in a thunderstorm.
     I am old enough that I have learned my lessons in life. I did show out - bad - but she was wrong! We did get in to see the doctor within about 10 minutes. I shouldn't have had to show out. In the 12 years or so that I have been helping Mama run her life I have NEVER had anyone that wasn't understanding and helpful. People will hold doors so we can crawl though them, they let us go ahead of them in lines, I could go on and on telling how people are so kind.
     This poor girl deals with the general public, and I know that is not easy but come on gal! Some day you'll be old.


  1. Good for you! This deserved a going showing out.

  2. Heart goes out to you David. You will have a special place in heaven. Good for you. Ugly day to be out.

  3. My wife's dad lived with us for 7 years. He was in his 90's and the age discrimination that took place at the medical facilities were consistently in existence. Days before he died they refused to let us hospitalize him. A couple of times before that it was the same situation as they made him wait on Christmas Day for an hour and a half and then really didn't listen to his needs. The attitude was he is old and we refuse to hospitalize him, take him home. I am getting old enough that I feel I do have a right to speak my mind as honesty isn't a bad thing to express.

  4. Good for you. Sometimes a body just needs to 'show out' to get what his Mama needs.

    Law breakers are treated much better than our elderly.