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Dr. Wafik Called
June 20th, 2012 @ 8:40 am

I received a phone call from Dr. Wafik. He told me that he took over as mom’s doctor yesterday. He said that her medical condition is very stable. Dr. Wafik said that “medically and physically she is fine.” He said that yesterday he knew that she had taken a walk in the hallway, and that […]

Trying to Get Somewhere
June 20th, 2012 @ 7:55 am

I called to talk to mom and a new receptionist — Jackie? — answered the phone. (Apparently Jeannette was on a break.) I asked to speak to her supervisor, because I am just trying to get in touch with someone in any position of authority there, anyone who can actually do something. I’m very frustrated […]

Status Update
June 18th, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

I received an email from a family friend in Florida who visited mom last week. She said: David, My daughter and I visited Kathie last week in that room. She seemed serene, so they must have her on meds that take the edge off. […] I will share the address with the folks at church. […]

Prescription Update
June 18th, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

I called Nurse Ramos and asked for an updated list of the medications my mom was being administered. She told me that she was currently being given only Namenda and Zoloft, a suppository 1, and Lopressor. Nurse Ramos said that my mom had not been visited by a psychologist or a psychiatrist since Friday, and […]

Gathering Information
June 18th, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

I called the main number for Halifax Hospital and Jeannette at Reception gave me a number — (386) 304-3827 — which she said I could theoretically use to reach Dr. Kahn and Dr. Anwer.

A Quick Chat with Mom
June 18th, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

I called Halifax Hospital to talk to mom. Nurse Ramos said she was very busy, but she took the time to transfer me to the phone in mom’s room so I could talk to her for a few minutes. Mom sounded almost, but not quite, as if she was what someone else might call “alert”. […]

Nurse Ramos
June 15th, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

I called and spoke with Nurse Ramos at Halifax Hospital. She told me that mom was eating well, which was nice to hear. Nurse Ramos said that mom had been seen by Dr. Greer on Thursday and Friday, and that he had said there was “nothing he could offer.” She also said that Dr. Anwer […]

A Bit of Good News
June 13th, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

I was able to talk to Nurse Karen for a few minutes this afternoon. She told me that my mom had recently been seen by Dr. Moore, a psychiatrist who was covering for Dr. Greer. Karen told me that mom was more talkative today, and that she had clearly spoken “four or five words”. That […]

Another Failed Attempt to Talk to Mom
June 13th, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

I called to try to talk to mom, but was told that there was “no nurse on the floor” and I’d need to try again later.

Case Manager Keith
June 13th, 2012 @ 10:00 am

I received a phone call from Keith at (386) 425-0450, a discharge coordinator / case manager at Halifax Hospital. Keith was trying to explain to me how hard his job was because my mom doesn’t have any funds or insurance. He noted that he had been calling “all over” but had been unable to find […]