Late at night on the first day of March 2012, I forwarded to my sister and some other friends the email a different friend had sent me regarding a nurse’s opinion of the medications mom was being administered:
From: Gagne, David
To: Gagne, Jennifer
Subject: Fwd: My Mom
Sent: March 1, 2012 10:32 PM PT
Hey Jenny (and [redacted] and [redacted] and [redacted]),
I received the email below from a friend of a friend who works as a consultant with veterans dealing with PTSD. It’s interesting because she seemed to have a lot of information about the medications mom is being administered. The side effects of the Zyprexa are bothersome because she has been close to catatonic for weeks and weeks now. Her doctor, Dr. Caliendo, and two different “social workers” have told me that they’re giving her the Zyprexa because they “think” that it “might” help to minimize dementia, but they sound like they’re simply giving it to her because it’s just something to do (or — more likely — some pharmaceutical reps are pushing it), because nobody has ever told me anything about Parkinson’s-like symptoms.
Finding out exactly what neuropsych testing has been done since she was admitted to Halifax is high on my list of priorities for our conference call tomorrow (Friday, March 2, 2012 at 8:30am ET). I have yet to be given a definitive answer to this question, even though I have asked several times.
Jenny: I really need you to investigate the CURRENT status of her Social Security disbursements. You and she originally filed that; maybe there are copies of the paperwork in her apartment somewhere. Or maybe you can contact someone at the local office to learn if she is receiving SSDI or not. (See below.)