This blog is an attempt to memorialize our parents and right the wrongs done to them, and hopefully, by making readers aware of what can happen, we can protect other elderly parents who could fall victim to their own family members.
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From: barbara lochner <To: Sent: Sun, February 6, 2005 8:34:48 PM Subject: Re: mother's blood pressure meds Re not using good judgment - no kidding!!! I have talked to daddy several times, trying to get him to drink water. Mother thinks he threw up this a.m. I think he is getting dehydrated. He says he never was one much for water and that is that. I am sending mother a copy of the e-mail I sent you regarding the wrong blood pressure meds...I am not sending her the pages and pages and pages I am sending you. If you will go over them with her -- I am going to start working on her regarding showing this information to her Dr. and asking for a change. The book says that coming off the calcium blocker must be monitored by a Dr... Enjoy your trip..I will talk to you then. Love. ---mwrote: > Hi. Thanks for e-mail and call. I have been taking > care of my mother for > the last few days and am EXHAUSTED. We will be > traveling to FL on Tuesday and > will chat with you while on the road, if that's > okay. You know your Dad is > very sick. He even asked Wayne if he would feed his > barn kitties until further > notice. We're talking sick. He looks like a dead > man and said he felt awful. > He has coughed so much and your Mom complains that > he never covers his mouth > even though she tried to get him to. Also, we have > been trying to convince > her that she needs Theresa on Saturdays as well. > Popa put his foot down and > said no, so she has a battle on her hands, but she > missed her breakfast with the > gang yesterday. Popa was too sick to help her get > ready and she asked Wayne > if he would help. He told her no, that he was going > to NC early. So she > missed the party and was not happy. Maybe if she > gets unhappy enough she will > pitch a fit and bring in Theresa for Saturdays. I > wouldn't even have to be for > the entire day, maybe 8:00-12:00 for example. Wayne > talked to Teresa and she > said that she would be happy to work on Saturdays > also. Don't know what else we > can do at this point. I respect that there are > things they should be > deciding for themselves, but they just don't seem to > be using good judgment. Talk > soon. Love, Shee >