This is what has happened so far these past two weeks:
One – our neighbor ended up in the ER and then needed someone to come in and talk to him so the doctor would know that he was acting normal. Evidently he was in such pain that he didn’t/couldn’t give much information. He was normal and explained to the doctor why he didn’t talk much.
Two – our mom fell in her apartment, hit her head and scared the begeebers out of her housekeeper. CT scans, Xrays later, she went home. She was okay.
Three – my husband had an infection in his arm that looked as if it was growing. He had played with one of our cats and had gotten a slight scratch when she had gently chewed on his arm. He is a Diabetic, has heart trouble and other stuff so that infection was a definite RED FLAG that called for immediate attention from medical personnel. He got some antibiotics after a big search for something that he wasn’t allergic to. The medicine/s that is/are usually assigned for infected cat bites, he is allergic to, to such an extent that they endanger his life.
Four - neighbor ended up in the ambulance and needed a ride home afterwards.
Five – mom was sitting in her walker as I pushed her towards her apartment. When she got the walker, we were both told that it could be used that way by her and anyone with her. This was said by the person who sold it to her. We didn’t understand why Medicare refused to reimburse her for it. We learned why that was, it collapsed when we got to the mat in front of her door. She went down backwards, hit her head on the cement threshold, got very scared, scared the begeebers out of me, her son, and the poor housekeeper, again. Both my husband and myself had to stay with her all night and wake her up every 2 hours since the back of her head was involved, just in case of further symptoms. She got through the night safely, but she was told that she needed to make an appointment to see her regular doctor because of a suspicious lump inside her head, behind her sinuses, that was found. We still do not know what it is. We will find out on Tuesday.
THAT is what has been going on for the last two weeks. EEEEK
The people in the ER actually recognized us and asked why we were there again the last 3 times.